At times, travelers can find adventure right at your doorstep; this is especially true in the case of New England. Located in the northeastern part of the United States, this unique region is known for its colonial past, Atlantic coastline, stunning beaches, and stunning autumn foliage. Internationally recognized as one of the best sailing locations globally, New England has over 400 miles of coastline that is steeped in rich maritime heritage.
Newport is America’s yachting capital and is a perfect place for shopping, scenery, and good food. Maritime trade built this colonial town, and most of its 18th-century architectural features can still be seen today, giving this small town its unique edge. Thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod is the isolated island of Nantucket known for whales, breweries, lighthouses, and fishing. Just west of Nantucket is Martha’s Vineyard, another island, which is curiously not famous for wine. Instead, it is a popular vacation destination for people wanting to explore its beaches and lush green forests. Maine has over 5,000 miles of coastline and is famous for one particular type of crustacean, the Maine lobster. Although famous for seafood, it is also the home of various harbors and bays waiting to be explored, including Boothbay and Bar Harbour, which offer great shops, fun cafes, and gorgeous scenery.
The best time to visit New England is during the summer, between May to August, this is when the weather is nice and warm, and the region gets up to fifteen hours of sunshine per day. Autumn months (September to October) can be a great option to see the fall foliage in complete transition. If you decide to visit during the shoulder seasons (Spring and Autumn), be aware that evening and night temperatures can dip below the 50s, so bringing a warmer set of clothes is advised.
Take advantage of everything New England offers, including the islands off the mainland on a yacht charter. New England is the perfect yacht destination, as it allows visitors to enjoy an ideal blend between exciting coastal maritime life and low-key beach life. This mix of coastal towns and islands means that yachters can experience several different itineraries, discovering cities paired with days spent exploring other regions. Spend your day whale watching, fishing, visiting coastal towns, lying on the beach, or eating gourmet cuisine. Whether you crave nature, food, history, or culture, New England has something for you.
If you want to learn more about New England, we recommend that you take a look at Visit New England, the official tourism website for the region, for more information about what to do as well as up-to-date information about COVID-19 entry requirements.
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