New England Getaways for Families

Lobster feasts in the summer, apple picking in the fall, skiing in the winter - New England getaways for families are fully stocked. No matter what time of year you're looking to travel, this region offers family fun in its cities, mountains, shores, and beyond. Ready to get planning? Here are some of the top getaways across New England that will be a perfect match for families.

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Known for its natural beauty and relaxing atmosphere, Kennebunkport is easily one of the most gorgeous New England getaways for families. Adults will appreciate the scenic coastline and delicious restaurants, such as Alisson's, Federal Jack's, and The Clam Shack, while kids will love to go fishing during the summer or play in the multi-colored leaves during the fall. Choose a vacation rental for making s'mores on the fireplace in the winter or swimming in the pool in the summer.

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

One of the best reasons for families to travel is to try something new together. Every winter, many families embark on their first skiing expedition. One of the best is Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, complete with mountain cabins near the ski slopes. Families will also love Bretton Woods for the local wildlife (keep an eye out for moose!) along with state parks for summer hiking and scenic drives to witness the fall foliage.

Killington, Vermont

New England is known for atmosphere and this is especially true during the holidays. The snowy slopes of Killington, Vermont are the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and New Year's with the family. Plan a trip to this popular skiing destination and you will be setting the stage for a festive holiday season. Sign your kids up for ski lessons and warm up by the fireplace in your vacation rental at night.

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Winter isn't the only season that families flock to New England. Summer is just as popular a season too. If you would rather splash around than ski, keep your eye on Provincetown, Massachusetts. Here families can fly kites on miles of beautiful beaches, set out on hiking trails with a picnic in tow, or sign up for a private boat charter with Cee Jay or Jigged-Up. Families also won't want to miss out on the opportunity to go out on a whale watching tour.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Some travelers only think of Vermont and Maine as being part of New England, but places like Rhode Island have lovely destinations to offer families too. During a trip to Newport, parents will love the historic houses while kids will be excited about the three-mile cliff walk with incredible views. Days can be spent chartering boats, learning how to sail, picnicking on Easton's Beach, or fishing for your dinner (that you can prepare in the kitchen of your waterfront vacation rental).

Mystic, Connecticut

Families looking for a little seclusion should plan a trip to Mystic, Connecticut. Kids will definitely want to visit the fascinating Maritime Museum in addition to the Mystic Aquarium. Nature trails, local wineries, and boat tours will keep each member of the family happy during a trip to Mystic. Choose a vacation rental with sea views to start off each day on a relaxed note.

Owls Head, Maine

The state of Maine is full of small towns that families with an adventurous spirit can explore. One great example of a typical Maine town is Owls Head, a historic fishing village with a beautiful lighthouse and beach. Families can escape the crowds here and spend time sunbathing, boating, and dining on the state's famous lobster and seafood. Choose either to eat in the town's small restaurants or cook your own catch.

As you can see, New England getaways for families can include everything from sunbathing to skiing. Consider the time of year you're traveling, what your family likes to do, and what your budget looks like as you narrow down the list.

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