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A Brief Tourist Guide To New England

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New England is a beautiful part of the United States, with both rural and urban areas, and miles upon miles of beaches, forests, and mountains. This region has a vast history that can be seen and felt within its traditional towns and impressive metropolitan areas. The areas’ beaches are natural and rugged in appearance and the architecture portrays its colonial history. New England is comprised of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Travelling in New England

Flying is an easy option as several international airports in the region receive flights from all over the world. If you are traveling from within the United States then the rail service would be a suitable option. This runs from New Haven along the east coast as well as inland. Driving is also an option as the roads in the area are extensive and, especially in southern Connecticut, are among the most highly travelled in the United States.

Accommodations

The region is huge and offers all kinds of accommodation for a range of budgets. This includes hotels, villas, cabins or campsite accommodations. However, the region can get busy in holiday seasons so it is important to pre-book well in advance.

History

The region obtained its name when the English colonized it under the rule of James I. During this time, New England’s income came mainly from the many fishing, farming and timber industries within the area. However, colonizing the region was no east task as Native Americans fought and fought for the freedom of the territory up until the American Revolution, where the battle ended and the Americas won.

Sights and Attractions

Boston is a must see if you go to New England. It is a beautiful city with enormous historical appeal. There are also numerous museums and restaurants that makes for a great few days’ stay. To get a feel for the historic times of New England, drive up the coast and experience the beaches and rural settings of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Dining Options

There are dozens of great restaurants to choose from in New England. The majority of eating establishments are proud of their fresh seafood- specifically, world-class lobster. Cape Cod has plenty of dining options that offer a unique experience to customers. The region itself is famed for clam bakes and bean suppers so they are a must-have bite to eat. In Connecticut, Thomas Henkelmann’s of Westport is only 40 minutes from New York City by car or train, and boasts a Michelin-star chef.

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