Rediscover America: New England
Rediscover America: New England
Travel to the six states that make up New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, is a favorite of our members and travel consultants. There is a wide variety of settings to enjoy – cultural and historical cities, quaint country towns, national parks, seaside villages – and things to do in all four seasons. Plus most destinations in New England are within a drivable distance making it ideal for a last-minute getaway.
Some of the things our travel consultants love the most about travel to New England:
- Acadia National Park, Maine :
“Our favorite thing in Acadia National Park is the 20-Mile Park Loop Road. Be sure to walk the rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline-the scenery will take your breath away." – Mary McIntosh, Watertown
Hidden Gems: While you’re in Maine, consider visiting Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The best way to explore this river is by canoe.
AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Acadia National Park Scenic Loop, Maine’s Scenic Route 26
- Boston, Massachusetts: “Boston has something for everyone. History buffs, sports fans, art lovers, and shopping fanatics will love Boston. Highly recommend a Fenway Park Tour (fun fact, I was engaged there), and walking the freedom trail. Make sure to enjoy some lobster and Boston cream pie. " – Sarah Feldmann, Amherst
Hidden Gems: Rockport, Massachusetts is at the end of Cape Ann, is a romantic and lesser-known seaside town with miles and miles of beautiful beaches.
AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Cape Cod, Narragansett Bay Scenic Crossing, Battle Road Historic Byway
- Mystic, Connecticut: “Mystic offers so much for a small town. A maritime village which recreates the village to many years ago. So much fun for children and adults. My mom said to me while we were there "I can't believe you took me to such a wonderful place". The town has the cutest shopping village as well as an aquarium and the famous mystic pizza. " – Sara Hodgson, Magic Creator
Hidden Gems: New Haven: Yale University and Hammonasset Beach State Park. While you’re there, sample all the different varieties of “apizza”.
AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Southern New England, Eastern Connecticut Route 6, Connecticut’s Scenic Classic Countryside Road Trip
- Other AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Northern New England, Seacoast Scenic Byway, Smugglers’ Notch Pass Styles Bridges Scenic Highway, Currier and Ives Scenic Byway, White Mountain Scenic Highway(“ablaze with color in the fall”), Lake Sunapee Scenic Loop
Book your hotel and car reservation, and create and print your Trip Tik right from the road trip links above. Visit AAA.com/Hertz for all the latest Hertz promotions and exclusive AAA discounts and benefits when you rent your car. Or, if you plan to take your own vehicle, don't forget your pre-road trip checkup for your car at a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop to make sure everything is in working order. You'll thank yourself when the only stops you have to make are planned ones! To find a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop near you, visit AAA.com/autorepair.