Block Island- Block Island is a picturesque island that has everything to offer, a beautiful beach, a charming village, several hiking trails, breathtaking views and fresh sea food. Tourists can go on a nature trail, walk through the narrow streets of the charming village or just relax on the beach and soak up some sun. Martha’s Vineyard- Martha’s vineyard is the largest island in Boston and a place like no other. This is the most preferred place for a summer retreat since it has a very diverse landscape. Those who come here would feel themselves being transported to another time where the lifestyle is relaxed and everything moves at a slower pace. There are several places here to explore, nature trails, biking trails, beaches and the famous colored cliffs of Aquinnah. Nantucket- Nantucket is home to high end tourism since years now with affluent families spending their summer weeks here. The grand old houses with splendid architecture here have been standing here since hundreds of years. Everything from the historical buildings, ancient houses, old fashioned maze of cobbled streets here speak of history. Elizabeth islands- the Elizabeth islands still remain untouched by tourism which makes it a charming location to bask in the summer sun swim and snorkel in the waters. Continue reading
New England is famous for its historic inns, luxurious resorts, and intimate bed and breakfasts. But now add in the varied and startling scenery of sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and the lakes and mountains, and you’ve the ultimate in choices for romantic getaways.But where would I choose to visit and stay? Here are four destinations for romantic getaways in New England that would always make my list.
Acadia Region in Maine
Travel further north than the shopping outlets and the Boothbay Harbor region and you enter another Maine of dramatic coastline, beautiful villages and islands, and Acadia National Park. Here you can cycle on carriage roads with breathtaking views, walk through silent forests or hike to mountain summits, or drive on scenic roads.Visit the park but then slip away to Deer Isle on Penobscot Bay and take in the historic villages of Castine and Stonington, or travel north to the Schoodic Peninsular and tour along coastal Route 1 where fishing villages dot the inlets and secluded harbors all the way to the Canadian border. Places to stay that specialize in romantic getaways can be found in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth both just outside Acadia National Park’s boundary.
BERKSHIRE HILLS IN MASSACHUSETTS:
The rolling Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts have long been popular with the rich and famous but more recently discovered by those seeking an alternative to the crowded beaches and hiking trails of more popular New England destinations. Nestled in valleys between mountain ranges, and along rivers and streams, are villages where during the day you can discover the outdoors, and at night experience Shakespeare or a musical in any of the towns dotting the region. This is also a recommended spot for fall foliage romantic getaways.
The Berkshires is also home to many of New England’s most exclusive resorts and historic inns centered in the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge.
CAPE COD IN MASSACHUSETTS:
Drive a few extra miles from the tourist haven of Hyannis and you’ll enter what the locals call the quiet or lower cape. This is the Cape Cod National Seashore region with miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches and stunningly beautiful cliffs, dunes, and ocean. Continue reading