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A New England Road Trip

If there is one language that is essential to know when traveling almost anywhere in the world, it is English. Knowing English while traveling in a foreign country will help with most basic travel inquiries and will allow travelers to gain more out of their stay. Road trips are a big part of American culture. A New England road trip is a popular route in fall to see the beautiful foliage. While there are many states that can be traversed, it would be tough to appreciate the extensive options in each state in less than a couple of weeks. Therefore, this road trip provides suggestions on places to visit in a condensed period of four or five days, just perfect for an extended weekend. The states include Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Map of New England for an idea of distance

A central place to start would be in Boston, Massachusetts. There are some must sees in Boston. Start out by doing a downtown walking tour of the most famous landmarks and historic places including Faneuil Hall and the famous Boston ducks. You will learn all about New England’s colonial history and the drama of the American Revolution by strolling along the Freedom Trail. You can visit the Boston Tea Party ships and museum or Fenway Park if you’re a baseball fan and then hit the North End for a dinner spot. Walking around the North End is a beautiful way to end the day and pop into one of the many restaurants for fresh seafood.

Boston, MA

After a full day of Boston, wake the next morning and drive the three hours to Manchester, Vermont. Here, take a drive along the scenic and historic Route 7A. Visit North Meadow Farms to pick up some cheese and eggs made from their hens and stop at the Sugar Shack to get the delicious locally made Vermont maple syrup. From there, drive an hour and a half to Woodstock to see some beautiful fall foliage and to visit the Woodstock Middle Bridge, a beautiful backdrop for pictures. Find a quaint bed and breakfast in Vermont to experience a real homemade breakfast before having another day of exploring.

Maple syrup from Vermont, which produces the most maple syrup in the country

Day three starts in Stowe, Vermont. There is a cute Main Street and plenty of places to try homemade apple cider and apple cider donuts. Pop in to the original Ben and Jerry’s for some ice cream as well. Smuggler’s Notch is state park with a dense forest and beautiful views. Day four is spent in New Hampshire visiting the White Mountains. Artists’ Bluff is a beautiful hike with many breathtaking views. Have some lunch in Lincoln and then head to Swift River for some pretty trails and fall picture opportunities. On the way back to Vermont, drive through the Kancamangus Highway for more pretty spots. Stay overnight in Vermont or head back to Massachusetts to finish the tour.

New Hampshire White Mountains

Day five starts in Salem, MA, which is known for its witches. The Chestnut Street District is a great spot to walk around and grab a bite to eat and then follow that with a stop at the Witches House. If you have time, finish off the day in the Boston Commons and public garden just walking around the area. This road trip could be condensed by a day or two depending how much driving you are willing to do but everything is relatively close. It is beautiful in the fall and a highly recommended spot to visit during September, October or November. Have any of you ever visited the US? What was your favorite part? What did you enjoy the most? Would you go back and visit the same area or try a new destination? Was the language a challenge for you? Little America, LLC offers classes to help you with your travels! Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we have classes tailored to your needs. With a specific goal in mind, we work with each student to determine how to help them achieve their goals within their timeline. Please contact us to discuss options!

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