America’s Northeast region is well-known for its beautiful fall foliage. As an Australian, I grew up looking at photos from New England, and I marvelled at the changing leaves. My hometown is all about the palm trees, not the kind that look like they are on fire. Nonetheless, if you are thinking about visiting New England and its neighbours this fall, explore the following towns waiting to be discovered.
WHERE TO STAY IN THE NORTHEAST
I don’t know if it’s only me, but Hartford instantly reminds me of the Gilmore Girls TV show. However, it turns out Hartford is also famous for being Connecticut’s capital. Its prime New England site means it’s a great place to visit in every season, but particularly in fall. When in town, book your stay at one of the hotels in Hartford and visit the Mark Twain House where you can see where Huckleberry Finn was born. There’s also three beautiful parks: Bushnell, Elizabeth and Talcott Mountain State Park.
Dover happens to also be Delaware’s capital, but it’s most famous for its International Speedway. During the summer, the city’s population booms and Dover hotels fill when the city hosts racing events and different festivals. It is also home to some beautiful buildings and museums, including the John Dickinson House, First State Heritage Park, and the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
New Haven, Connecticut, is predominantly known as the home of one of America’s best Ivy League schools, Yale University. You’ll find a lot for visitors to see around the university, including the Center for British Art, Collection of Musical Instruments, Yale Bowl for football games, and the Repertory Theatre. For visiting families, you’ll find parks and the New Haven Green for outdoor adventures, as well as the Connecticut Children’s Museum. If you’re looking for hotels in New Haven, New Haven Village Suites offer accommodations close to the water and all the town’s top attractions. The suites are large with separate living areas and kitchenettes.
If you are looking for a more affordable stay outside of Boston, check out one of the hotels in Braintree. Braintree is a part of the Greater Boston area, and visitors can easily access the city through the local train line. You can also get a reasonably priced room at a Hyatt hotel, a renowned and respected accommodation brand. Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree rates begin at $125 per night, and a convenient free shuttle, which goes to the train station and local mall, is available.
REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
For a summer destination in the Northeast, choose Rehoboth Beach. The town has a boardwalk lined with restaurants, boutiques, and hotels. The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand holds free concerts in the summer, too. Jungle Jim’s is a seasonal waterpark with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. It is also close to Nassau Valley Vineyards, Delaware’s first and only award-winning winery. For a beachfront stay at a Rehoboth Beach hotel, look no farther than the Henlopen Hotel. Every room has a full or partial ocean view.
Have you started planning your escape to America’s Northeast region yet? I know New England is calling me.