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Summer Travel in New England

Published: March 27, 2018

Families across the country are gearing up for summer, excited about the travel, BBQs, parties, and, of course, beaches. If you're planning a family vacation and have not yet decided on a destination, consider New England for the "coolest" destination hotspot this summer.

When it comes to New England, everyone knows about the thriving seafood industry, as well as the picturesque beaches and coastal landmarks. If we dig a bit deeper, however, we uncover adventures and stories fit for all the family.


For the older "kids" in the family, New England offers an impressive nightlife. It seems like beaches and cold drinks go hand-in-hand. Strange Brew Tavern, in Manchester, New Hampshire, provides live music six nights a week, featuring some of the most talented blues and acoustic performers in New England. On top of a highly-recommended menu, Esquire magazine voted Strange Brew as the best bar in the state. If you're headed to the Granite State, be sure to drop by and pick your beer from a selection of over 100 on-tap.

Historical landmarks

New England is rich with historical significance. If the history buff is making the calls, these historical landmarks will most-definitely be on the itinerary...

The Freedom Trail tour in Boston leads you along a 2.5-mile hike with national landmarks significant to our Revolutionary War along the way. Knowledgeable tour guides dress the part and lead you and your imagination on a journey through history to a vital and deadly period in America's founding history.

The USS Constitution and the museum sporting the same name is part of the Boston National Historical Park. Minute Man National Historical Park and the Concord Museum are immensely popular destinations and both are located in Concord, MA.

Kid-friendly family attractions

New England has no shortage of family-oriented attractions either. In fact, some of the nation's most visited destinations call this region home. On top of coastal attractions and dining experiences, the whole family will enjoy kid-friendly adventures that offer fun and education all wrapped in one.

The Cliff Walk along the east shore of Newport, Rhode Island offers whole families a breathtaking step back in time to a bygone era of summer cottages and natural wonders. From the immaculate Breakers ballroom and impressive castles and mansions, to the adventurous hike near steep cliffs and intriguing tide pools, this is the perfect spot to explore the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. The birds, wildflowers and geology all add to this lovely walk.

Perfect for the youngest members of the family, York's Wild Kingdom houses unusual animals and offers an exciting day out. After visiting the white Bengal tiger, take a ride on one of the paddle boats or enjoy a spot of golf on the miniature 18-hole course. If that isn't enough, visit the petting zoo or enjoy a picnic in the large grounds.

For an educational day out, check out the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. Here kids can explore interactive exhibits covering a wide range of subjects, including music, aeronautics, world culture, dinosaurs and natural history.

Incredible beaches

New England has a wealth of spectacular beaches, perfect for any summer vacation. If you're looking to explore bays and boats too, the Connecticut shoreline is perfect. One beach definitely worth a visit is East Norwalk's Calf Pasture Beach - it has a skateboard park, fishing pier and a restaurant.

Don't forget about New Hampshire. It may have only 18 miles of sandy coastline, but Hampton Beach State Park is a favorite amongst locals, with fabulous firework displays throughout the summer and international sand castle competitions.

If you are considering a summer vacation in New England, get in touch with us at Sentinel Limo today. We offer reliable and efficient airport transfers in Connecticut, Long Island and Massachusetts.