Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Planning The Dream

In an effort to life myself out of the blues
(thank you for the lovely comments on yesterdays post)
I have been looking at the map and the guide books
 for our dream holiday in October/November.

There are so many places, so much to see so little time.
So I am looking for advice for out there fellow bloggers.
Do you or do you know anyone who lives in New England?
If so where would you recommend to visit?
Where would you recommend to stay?

We will be based just outside of Boston for three days
 and staying in New York for the last three of four days.
So we will have ten days to do some touring.
Anyone know of any hidden gems?
I love lighthouses, covered bridges, waterfalls, history and the fall colours.
As well as visiting craft shops/

Any ideas would be most welcome.


Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Very close to Boston is a beautiful historic seaside village called Marblehead... I stayed in a lovely B&B there last October and I completely fell in love with the place.

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Julia Dunnit said...

Can't help, but wanted to add my excitement for you - the planning is just as much fun as the hol! I shall vicariously enjoy every moment!

accidental carer said...

Are you sure you will have long enough to see everything- think you need to expect a return visit in 2011!! xxx hope you are ok today love you xxx

F. McButter Pants said...

Why is it I just noticed your new heading. Didn't happen. Move on and be happy. I LOVE THAT!!

Why don't you visit the Grand Canyon?? I live in Arizona. Who am I kiddng. Even I would rather go to NYC and New England.

How nice that you are able to do a dream vacation. Good for you!!

dawne said...

I can't wait to see you in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cmoursler said...

oh oh oh....
martha's vineyard, you will see lighthouses and quaint villages. It's beautiful, and not far outside boston....go north to vermont for covered bridges...You can't miss them in vermont. You will see the mountains and the colors in massachuessetts and vermont as well....It's gorgeous.
And at that time of year, you would have to TRY and miss the fall colors.
You are going to have a fabulous time.

Buttercup said...

So many places! In Massachusetts, the Berkshires are beautiful and I love Woodstock, Vermont. I also like the Connecticut coast, especially Mystic and Stonington and this would be on the way from Boston to New York.

Hotel ideas to come!

Tammy said...

I've never been to New England, but I hear that Vermont is the absolute best place to go for fall colors and lovely bed and breakfast places. Amy at The Not So Secret Life of a Not So Super Together Mom (listed on my blogroll) is fantastic, lives in Vermont, and I'm sure she could give you some tips! Also, MB (Michelle) at Why the Weight? (listed on my blogroll) lives just outside of Boston....she's very sweet and can give you some tips on where to stay, also!! :)

Marie said...

You will love it Sheilagh!! I have relations in New England and often visited them when I was growing up. It is a very beautiful part of the country. You just HAVE to do Vermont/New Hampshire. It is stunning, absolutely stunning, especially in the autumn!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Sheilagh. I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful time with many beautiful sights. The only problem you'll have is choosing what to see in the time available!

Bearfriend xx

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VRaz60 said...

Having our daughter go to school in Boston gave us an opportunity to go into the countryside in every direction. We loved travelling the Mohawk trail (I think it's Hwy 2 going west) during the fall. The trees are changing colors and are spectacular. You'll go thru the towns of Lexington and Concord where there are lovely inns and places of historical interest. A walking tour of Boston is wonderful. The sidewalks are even painted so the tour is easily followed. The fast, easy way to see Boston is a trolley tour. You can get on and off at points of interest, wander around, then hop back on for the next point you're interested in. Quick and easy. Nantuckette and the Cape are also fun to see. You will have such a wonderful trip, I am envious!! I may have to schedule a trip now for HD and myself. I miss Boston.