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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)

A Vermont fall vacation is unlike anywhere else in the world thanks in no small way to the vibrant colors of the state’s fall foliage. The Green Mountain State of Vermont USA has been listed as one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime to Visit” by National Geographic Traveler’s mobile app.

Full of natural heritage, the state of Vermont in New England harbors some of America’s most beautiful and scenic landscapes. The serene beauty of endless emerald green fields soon transform into forests with magnificent mountain peaks, accented by 400+ freshwater lakes and ponds.

The people of Vermont (Vermonters) are known for their friendliness, honesty, and hospitality – making Vermont a very popular tourist destination! We recommend you take a lovely drive through the Green Mountains, visit the historic homestead of Plymouth Notch, and spend some time in the “prettiest small town” of Woodstock while on your Vermont fall vacation.

Green Mountains Vermont

The state of Vermont is known as “The Green Mountain State” because of the famous Green Mountain range. The Green Mountains are only a small part of the Appalachian Mountains, which span between the province of Quebec (in Canada) and the southern state of Alabama.

While on your Vermont fall vacation you can enjoy the world famous New England Fall Foliage tour as well as taste the sweetest, all natural maple syrup.

Driving up the scenic roads through the Green Mountains can be slow but only because of all the scenery to be seen. Along the way, quaint towns like Stowe and Montgomery are surrounded by apple orchards, covered bridges, and charming inns.

Plymouth Notch Vermont

Visit the small homestead of Plymouth Notch while on your Vermont fall vacation. Plymouth Notch became famous the night Vice President Calvin Coolidge received news of the untimely death of President Warren Harding. That night, on August 3, 1923, Coolidge was sworn into Presidency by an oath administered by his father, right in his family’s homestead.

To this day Plymouth Notch remains nearly the same as it was that night, nearly 100 years ago. For nearly a century it has been untouched – and is now considered one of the best preserved Presidential sites in America.

Most of the town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont remains as it was in 1923 and visitors to the historical site are able to visit the Cilley General Store, the Post Office, and the local church. The dance hall, which became the Summer White House for Coolidge, is open to the public, as well as the home where Coolidge was born.

Woodstock Vermont

No Vermont fall vacation would be complete without a visit to Woodstock. The people of Woodstock brag that their town is one of the most perfect places in all of Vermont. Woodstock was named the “Prettiest Small Town in America” by Ladies Home Journal, and “One of America’s Most Picturesque Villages,” by National Geographic Magazine.

The small town of Woodstock, with just over 3,000 residents, is the capital of Windsor County in Vermont. At the heart of the town is the central square known as the Village Green. Most residences in the area are restored but still reflect late Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival designs.

The small town of Woodstock, Vermont is very quaint and filled with local boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and specialty food stores, where you can find unique gifts and simple treasures while on your Vermont vacation. And of course, a visit to Vermont would not be complete without a glimpse of the much-photographed historic Taftsville Covered Bridge.

New England Fall Tours Includes Vermont Attractions

Since 1952 Caravan Tours has been offering fully escorted, all inclusive tours throughout North America. Along with trips to Rhode Island and New Hampshire, this Vermont fall vacation is part of our New England Fall Foliage Tours and includes a trip through the Green Mountains in Vermont, plus a night in Stratton and a stop at Woodstock.

These all-inclusive fall foliage vacations sell out fast.

Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) or check availability online for the New England Fall Vacation Packages, which include Vermont vacation attractions.