Are you looking for some New England road trip ideas? It’s now fall, and despite the fact that we were able to spend the weekend on the beach last weekend, it’s really a great time for some fabulous fall road trips. Fall is a great time to travel on a family road trip, because the weather is usually good for travel, and the weather is still good for some outdoor activities. Here in New England, we have so many options for family fall road trips – here are my favorites.
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New England Road Trip Ideas
A few years ago, we roadtripped up to Freeport, Maine for a weekend away. We were able to attend a fall festival at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, shopped at the outlets (including the LL Bean flagship store), and swam in our hotel’s indoor pool. It was a great getaway and the kids also had a wonderful time.
Nantucket isn’t technically a road trip destination, since you’ll need to take the ferry to get there. But, it’s still a great fall destination. Rates are lower in the fall, and if you travel over Columbus Day weekend, you can enjoy the family-friendly Nantucket Cranberry Festival.
Storyland is open through Columbus Day, and New Hampshire is lovely in the fall. Hop in the car, and travel up to North Conway to enjoy the weekend away. There are lots of other things you can do while you are up there – even visit the outlet shops for some belated back to school shopping.
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Cape Cod, like Nantucket, is another destination that’s much more affordable in the fall than it is in the summer. Many hotels, like the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (where we stayed last week) offer indoor pools, so you can swim even if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Where will you be roadtripping this fall?