Everything Family Guide to New England: Where to eat, play, and stay in America's scenic and historic Northeast

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New England is the perfect destination for families looking for fun and adventure! From Plimoth Plantation and Sturbridge to the Mystic Aquarium and New Hampshire's Polar Caves, it's the ultimate living classroom. But don't tell your kids!

After all, New England has something for everyone-beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, bustling cities, and quaint small towns.

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Overview

New England is the perfect destination for families looking for fun and adventure! From Plimoth Plantation and Sturbridge to the Mystic Aquarium and New Hampshire's Polar Caves, it's the ultimate living classroom. But don't tell your kids!

After all, New England has something for everyone-beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, bustling cities, and quaint small towns.

This take-along guide offers lots of exciting places to go and things to see in all six New England states, including: Lobster festivals in coastal Maine, Beaches on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mansion tours in Newport, Rhode Island, Pick-your-own apple farms in Connecticut, Hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Maple sugaring in Vermont.

With new listings, updated information, and revised maps of Boston's "new" downtown, The Everything Family Guide to New England, 2nd Edition is all you need to plan a vacation your family will always remember.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598694482
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Everything (History and Travel) Ser.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Knox Beckius is the About.com Guide to New England for Visitors. She is the author of Backroads of New England, The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book, Backroads of New York, and The New England Coast. Beckius frequently travels with her husband and four-year-old daughter, who was born an experienced traveler and is always game for new adventures. She lives in Avon, CT.
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Table of Contents

Welcome to New England     1
Why Visit New England?     1
A Brief History of the Region     4
Getting to New England     8
Planning Your Trip     12
Health and Safety     15
Connecticut     22
An Introduction to the Constitution State     22
When to Visit     24
Getting There and Getting Around     24
Must-See Activities and Attractions     27
Family Fun Plans     31
The Connecticut Shore     37
An Introduction to Connecticut's Coastal Regions     37
What to See and Do     38
Where to Stay     53
Family Dining     56
Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley     59
An Introduction to Connecticut's Capital Region     59
What to See and Do     60
Where to Stay     70
Family Dining     73
Rhode Island     80
An Introduction to the Ocean State     80
When to Visit     81
Getting There and Getting Around     82
Must-See Activities and Attractions     86
Family Fun Plans     90
South County Seaside Escapes     93
An Introduction to Rhode Island's Coastal Region     93
What to See and Do     94
Where to Stay     105
Family Dining     106
Providence and Newport     110
Divine Providence     110
What to See and Do in Providence     111
Where to Stay in Providence     117
Family Dining in Providence     118
Get to Know Newport     120
What to See and Do in Newport     122
Where to Stay in Newport     130
Family Dining in Newport     132
Massachusetts     141
An Introduction to the Bay State     141
When to Visit     143
Getting There and Getting Around     143
Must-See Activities and Attractions     152
Family Fun Plans     156
New England's Hub: Boston and Cambridge     161
An Introduction to Boston     161
What to See and Do     162
Where to Stay     174
Family Dining     179
Plymouth and Cape Cod     183
An Introduction to Cape Cod and the South Shore     183
What to See and Do     184
Where to Stay     194
Family Dining     198
Central and Western Massachusetts     201
An Introduction to Worcester and Central Massachusetts     201
What to See and Do in Central Massachusetts     202
An Introduction to Western Massachusetts     206
What to See and Do in Western Massachusetts     207
Where to Stay     217
Family Dining     221
Maine     227
An Introduction to the Pine Tree State     227
When to Visit     228
Getting There and Getting Around     228
Must-See Activities and Attractions     232
Family Fun Plans     235
Portland and Southern Maine     239
An Introduction to Portland and Maine's Southern Shore     239
What to See and Do     241
Where to Stay     253
Family Dining     257
Midcoast and Downeast Maine     261
An Introduction to Midcoast Maine     261
What to See and Do in Midcoast Maine     262
An Introduction to Downeast Maine     269
What to See and Do in Downeast Maine     270
Where to Stay     276
Family Dining     280
Western Maine and the Northern Wilds      283
An Introduction to Western Maine's Lakes, Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys     283
What to See and Do in Western Maine     284
An Introduction to Moosehead Lake and Maine's North Woods     289
What to See and Do Up North     290
Where to Stay     295
Family Dining     297
New Hampshire     303
An Introduction to the Granite State     303
When to Visit     304
Getting There and Getting Around     305
Must-See Activities and Attractions     308
Family Fun Plans     312
New Hampshire's Seacoast and Lakes Regions     316
A Petite Seacoast     316
What to See and Do in the Seacoast Region     317
Where to Stay in the Seacoast Region     324
Family Dining in the Seacoast Region     326
Land of Lakes     327
What to See and Do in the Lakes Region     328
Where to Stay in the Lakes Region     335
Family Dining in the Lakes Region     336
The White Mountains and the Great North Woods     338
An Introduction to Northern New Hampshire     338
What to See and Do     339
Where to Stay     349
Family Dining      354
Vermont     360
An Introduction to the Green Mountain State     360
When to Visit     361
Getting There and Getting Around     361
Must-See Activities and Attractions     363
Skiing in Vermont     366
Family Fun Plans     370
Southern Vermont     374
An Introduction to Vermont's Southern Gateway     374
What to See and Do     375
Where to Stay     382
Family Dining     385
Central and Northern Vermont     387
An Introduction to Central Vermont     387
What to See and Do in Central Vermont     388
An Introduction to Northern Vermont     393
What to See and Do in Northern Vermont     393
Where to Stay     398
Resources for Visitor Information     404
Connecticut     404
Maine     404
Massachusetts     405
New Hampshire     406
Rhode Island     407
Vermont     408
The Best New England Web Sites     409
For General Information     409
For Places to Stay     409
For Places to Eat      409
Major New England Newspapers     409
Index     411

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