How many ways are there to enjoy New England in the summer? Thousands! From beaches and festivals to museums and parades, there’s absolutely no shortage of places to see and activities to participate in. We’ve compiled a list of 32 of the best ideas and guides to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
AAA offers many great ideas for exploring New England:
- Get Out and Explore on These Top New England Tours – suitable for day trips or weekend exploring, AAA offers ideas for exploration by some of the most popular tours for biking, hiking, boating or by car, bus or train.
- Exploring the Best Beaches in New England – From From Cape Cod to Connecticut, AAA offers a compilation of the best beaches in New England to catch some rays, take a hike or have a picnic.
- You can also sign up to get a free AAA guide: Fun Places to Visit in the Northeast: 202 Road Trips from New York and Boston
- Best New England Summer Events in 2018 – From the annual Best of New England travel guide, Yankee’s editors share their picks for the best New England summer events
- Best Antique Towns in New England
- New England Summer Playhouses & Theaters
- Best Summer Seafood Festivals in New England
- 10 Best Summer Road Trips in New England
- You can also sign up for a free copy of Yankee Magazine’s Ultimate New England Summer Guide
Visit New England is a state-by-state guide encompassing places to visit, things to see and do and a calendar of events:
- New England Gardens
- Top 10 New England breweries
- Museums & Galleries in New England
- Top 10 New England outdoor adventures
- Family activities in New England and attractions for kids
Discover New England is another popular travel guide that offers state-by-state ideas for events, activities, and places to visit.
- Kid Friendly Things to do
- Scenic Drives
- New England Living History Museums
- New England’s Iconic Lighthouses
Here’s a list of some other good guides from various sources:
- 2018-19 Calendar of New England Festivals
- Historic New England Calendar
- Boston Events
- Folk Festivals & Fiddle Contests in New England
- Amazing New England Hikes
- Hikes, New England
- Bike New England
- Charity bike rides in New England
- 10 Great places to kayak in New England
- Dog Friendly Events