1. Newport, Rhode Island
There’s more to Rhode Island than Providence! Newport was a popular vacation spot for the famous, which is probably why it’s so appealing. It has retained much of the luxurious charm, though! I recommend staying at The Cliffside Inn for an amazing bed and breakfast experience. Add Newport to your travel list -- it’s one of the New England towns you must visit!
2. Marblehead, Massachusetts
Marblehead is one of the largest towns on this list. This town has a history as a fishing port, but it focuses on yachting and boating now. Some wonderful restaurants include The Landing Restaurant and Maddie’s Sail Loft.
3. Provincetown, Massachusetts
This is definitely one of my absolute favorite towns in Massachusetts! It’s at the tip of Cape Cod, and although it is a tourist attraction, it totally doesn’t feel like it! This will be the perfect place for that seaside getaway. The Lobster Pot Restaurant is a fun place to get seafood on the water! Plus, there are many stores for you to shop at. Just make sure you grab a lobster roll – or a lobstah roll – before you hit the shops!
4. Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
This will be the perfect spot to go during the winter! Sugar Hill is located near many ski centers. Think of how beautiful this town looks covered with fresh snow! Polly’s Pancake Parlor is famous for their made-from-scratch pancakes and New Hampshire maple syrup!
5. Wethersfield, Connecticut
If you love history and learning about colonial America, this is the place for you! This town prides itself on its historic character! The Historic District has 50 houses built before the Revolutionary War!
6. Northampton, Massachusetts
Northampton is located in the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. It’s a college town, and only 15 minutes away from the Connecticut River and Emily Dickinson’s house! This town is incredibly LGBT friendly, and offers a wide array of vegetarian and vegan-friendly foods. And there are five schools in the Pioneer Valley, so it’s a great town to stop by if you’re checking out colleges, too!
7. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
If Edgartown sounds too touristy for you, try Oak Bluffs. It’s located on the northeastern shore of Martha’s Vineyard, and it is known for its colored “gingerbread cottages,” which will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale! I’ve heard that there are wonderful cheese shops around here. You can relive your childhood at the Flying Horses Carousel, shop along Circuit Avenue, and enjoy wonderful views! There’s so much to love about New England, and these are just a few towns that give you a taste of what this area has. Each state is special for different things. And I love how little towns have so much character! What towns do you love in New England? Where would you like to visit? Do you live in any of these towns?