The New England Summer Vacation Spots Everybody Books Early

Join the editors of Yankee magazine as we share with you some of the most popular summer getaways in New England, from rolling farmland to ocean views

Sunset on a Porch in Maine
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Join the editors of Yankee magazine as we share with you some of the most popular summer getaways in New England, from rolling farmland to ocean views

Along the coast of southern Maine sits an inn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors who walk through the small gate at the far end of the sprawling lawn can enjoy a mile-long cliff walk. In one direction, the stores and restaurants of a small coastal town beckon, and in the other, even more breathtaking vistas of the jagged Atlantic coastline. A little farther north, you can take in the mesmerizing seascape from your hotel balcony or head to the rooftop pool for an energizing dip at this spot in one of Maine’s most popular tourist destinations. With easy access to restaurants, shops, and plenty of outdoor activities, you have to book early if you want your desired room. If you prefer meadows, ponds, and rolling farmland over the ocean, the unique cottages on this 113-acre estate in Connecticut might be more to your fancy. Each of the 18 custom cottages are one-of-a-kind architectural gems, including the Treehouse Cottage, which is a two-story guest house situated 32 feet off the ground. Hike through the surrounding 4,000-acre wildlife sanctuary, and watch great blue herons take flight, or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. In Vermont, a stay at this 19-room country inn might be just the place to rekindle a romance. A full candlelit breakfast and afternoon tea and pastries are standard, but if you opt for the inn’s romance package, you’ll enjoy an intimate three-course dinner, as well as sparkling wine and fine chocolates in your room upon arrival.

Discover these four fantastic summer vacations in 10 New England Summer Vacations You Need to Book NOW!, plus six more!

Nantucket, Massachusetts In 10 New England Summer Vacations You Need to Book NOW! you’ll find a 12-room inn on Nantucket that’s famous for the sumptuous breakfasts they serve (challah French toast with fresh blueberries and Vermont maple syrup? Yes, please!). Learn where you can spend a weekend dining in a city known for an up-and-coming food scene, Federal architecture, and boutique shops and breweries. You’ll also discover several spots where you can cozy up with a good book and an expansive view of the Atlantic Ocean. These places all fill up quickly, so if you want to find out where they are and start planning your summer vacations, you’ll have to read 10 New England Summer Vacations You Need to Book NOW!. You can start planning your summer vacations right away. Look through our Yankee Special Collection: Summer Destinations to find out where to go and what to do this summer. Discover our favorite day trips, weekend getaways, beach destinations, and more all across New England.

It’s never too early–or too late–to plan your New England summer. Find out more in our Yankee Special Collection: Summer Destinations!

From the hidden gems in Connecticut to the beaches of Rhode Island or Cape Cod, and from the lakes of Maine to the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, you’ll discover what makes summer in New England so special. Our Yankee Special Collection: Summer Destinations takes you across New England to explore the wonderful world that we call home. With your Yankee All-Access Charter Membership, you have full access to everything in the Yankee Special Collection: Summer Destinations, including:
Lighthouse on Cape Cod
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