Each year the crisp and colorful fall colors lure travelers from around the globe for a New England vacation. The six US states that make up New England include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Perfectly planned New England fall vacations feature a good balance of historic and local sightseeing, reveling in the mid-Atlantic fall colors, the incredible scenery, and relaxing in posh New England hotels.

New England Things to Do

Rich in American history and heritage, these north-eastern US coastal states offer much to experience for tourists on a New England vacation:

  • Visit Boston, the “Cradle of Liberty” and follow the route taken by Paul Revere.
  • Visit the Battle Green, where the American Revolution officially started with a single “shot heard around the world.
  • Visit John F. Kennedy’s summer ‘white house’ in Hyannis, near Cape Cod.
  • Walk down the historical streets of Edgartown, lined with exquisite Colonial homes.
  • Tour the 70 room Vanderbilt summer cottage known as “The Breakers” in Rhode Island.
  • Admire paintings at the Norman Rockwell Museum near the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, and walk through Norman Rockwell’s artist studio that has been left virtually untouched.
  • Check in to the town of Woodstock, Vermont, otherwise known as the “prettiest small town in America.”
  • Savor a truly authentic lobster dinner in Portland, Maine, along the Atlantic coast.

Popular New England Vacation Sights

While on your New England vacation, you cannot miss out on the most popular, must-see New England destinations, such as:

Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts: Studied by children in history classes across the United States, Plymouth Rock is a symbol of the first Pilgrims to land in America in 1620. Park guides and interpreters are on hand to answer any questions about this historical part of our United States history.

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: This island is full of natural beauty, unsoiled beaches and clay cliffs, which boast of a timeless element that lures visitors to return time and again. The charm and character of Martha’s Vineyard, the island named after a European sailor’s daughter, attracts artists, poets, and singers as well as celebrities and tourists.

Newport, Rhode Island: Home to Newport Colonial Mansions and known as the sailing capital of the world. Newport’s top sights include the famous Vanderbilt Summer Cottage, the 400 Club’s mansion, and St. Mary’s church, where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier wed.

Caravan’s New England Vacations

Enjoy a fully escorted New England Vacation by Caravan Tours. These all inclusive tours loop through all six New England states along the northern East Coast of the United States.

Included in New England vacation are stops at most of the destinations mentioned in this article.

Visit Caravan’s New England Tour Reviews page to read experiences by fellow travelers on this fully escorted, all-inclusive fall colors tour of New England by Caravan Tours or call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)

You’ll see many wonderful east coast attractions while on your New Hampshire vacation, which is part of our New England package tour by Caravan Tours.

Captain John Mason originally named the State of New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire in England. Over time New Hampshire has developed several nicknames including the “Granite State,” “Mother of Rivers,” and “White Mountain State.

New Hampshire, USA, is located between Vermont and Maine and is one of only six states in New England. Like many of the other New England states, New Hampshire is brimming with tourist attractions including quaint shops, galleries, scenic state parks, historic sites, and glistening lakes.

New Hampshire is also home to the tallest mountains in the Northeast plus three National Scenic Byways.

While on your New Hampshire vacation, be sure to travel through the White Mountains; drive along the Kancamagus Highway, and stay in the small town of North Conway to fully take in the White Mountains.

White Mountains NH

The White Mountains cover nearly one quarter of the state of New Hampshire making it nearly impossible to visit the state without catching a glimpse of the most rugged mountain range in New England.

The most famous peak in White Mountains is Mt. Washington, which rises over 6,200 feet above sea level. Here the fastest surface wind gusts over its face reaching up to 370 miles per hour.

Mt. Washington is joined by 47 other mountain peaks all reaching over 4,000 feet. This group of peaks, called the “Four-Thousand Footers,” carve out breathtakingly scenic peaks and valleys on the New England horizon. In between, New Hampshire vacationers are delighted by the cultural richness, historical charm, and exciting recreational activities of the area.

North Conway New Hampshire

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, with Mt. Washington to the northwest, is North Conway, a popular New Hampshire vacation destination because of its shopping, recreation, attractions and outdoor activities. The year-round New Hampshire resort area is home to only 2,300 residents making it a very quaint and peaceful place to visit.

The main attractions in North Conway NH include the Cathedral Ledge (a popular climbing location), Echo Lake State Park, as well as Mount Cranmore. North Conway’s commercial district is home to Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and the White Mountain Outlet Stores.

Set to the backdrop of over 700,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire tourists can enjoy North Conway during any season, but especially during fall when New England’s “Fall foliage” is displayed in all its splendor.

New England fall colors tours are always quite popular.

Kancamagus Highway

The Kancamagus Scenic Highway takes New Hampshire vacation travelers across 34.5 miles of unrivalled Fall Foliage viewing areas. The highway winds through the White Mountain National Forest, giving passengers unbelievable views of the White Mountains, Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, and Rocky Gorge.

Reaching elevations just shy of 3,000 feet, the highway has been appointed an American Scenic Byway. Its rich history, aesthetic beauty, and culture, make it a popular way to travel between Lincoln and Conway in New Hampshire.

Don’t be surprised when you leave modern civilization and are transformed to a simpler time, without gas stations and restaurants on every corner. Enjoy unspoiled New England fall foliage without all the modern day luxuries!

New Hampshire Vacations and Fall Foliage Tours

Caravan Tours has been offering fully escorted all inclusive tours since 1952. Our Fall Foliage New England vacations include one night stay in North Conway, NH, atop the White Mountains, as well as a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway.

Our all-inclusive New England tour packages include a New Hampshire vacation and are fully escorted; includes your food, accommodations, and transportation while in New England.

Check availability for the New England Fall Vacation Packages to reserve your spot today, or call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) and vacation in New Hampshire.

Check out our Rhode Island vacation post, which is also part of the New England tour.