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DH husband and I have decided that for our late honeymoon/first anniversary we are going to be taking a little road trip from Ohio up to Maine. We will definitely be stopping in Boston (We have family there) and will be staying 2 nights in Bar Harbor, but we have an entire week to fill up! What are some must-see spots? And more importantly, where should we eat!?
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Oooh, definitely walk around the Public Gardens/Boston Common, Beacon Hill, etc while in Boston! Fall colors should be in full swing then, it’ll be beautiful!
Do you have a couple of days to spare where you could stay at a B&B or do a vacation rental in the white mountains? So cozy/relaxing, and if the colors are still around, it’s a must-do. Both Vermont and New Hampshire have amazing options.
Stop in Portland, ME if you can – such a great little town, lots of good food, harbor views, cool art to see!
I love New England in the fall – it’s the thing I miss most now that i’ve moved from Boston to the San Fran area.
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the lakes region in new hampshire is gorgeous. it’s my favorite place in the world.
in massachusetts, newburport is gorgeous. as is rockport.
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Awesome suggestions!!! I’m so excited. I’ve been to Boston in the spring and winter, but never in the fall. I absolutely love the east coast so I’m really excited for this trip!!
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Burlington VT is a great city if you can make it there. Lots to do and beautiful scenery!
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Warning: The Head of the Charles Regatta is the 19-20th- you might have trouble finding a hotel if you haven’t booked one yet. It’s fun to watch though!
Freedom trail, Faneuil Hall, the Aquarium (they have a baby seal right now!!!), Harvard Square, breweries (Sam Adams & Harpoon), Taza Chocolate factory (unlimited samples) are all great places to go in addition to the ones already listed. I’m also quite fond of the North Shore- Ipswich & Rockport, as well as Portsmouth NH on your way up to Maine. York Beach, Ogunquit, and Kennebunk are the must-see towns on the southern Maine coast.
Eating in Boston: some of the touristy spots are really good- Union Oyster House, Legal Seafood, and anywhere in the North End. Make sure you stop and get a cannoli from Mike’s or Modern. The Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar are great spots in the Kenmore/Fenway area. There are a lot of great restaurants in the Kendall Square area by MIT- our favorite brewpub Cambridge Brewing Company (they make their pumpkin beer with fresh pumpkins and it is outstanding). West Bridge is a little fancier but they have this appetizer called Egg in a Jar that is just unbelievable. For sushi, FuGaKyu in Brookline. For dessert, Finale in Harvard Square. For pizza, Area IV in Cambridge (they make their own mozzarella daily).
Let me know if you have any more specific ideas/questions- I live in Boston but grew up in VT, spent summers on the beach in Maine, and we hike in NH all the time (and are getting married there!).
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@sp3cia1j: I will try and check it out! VT is actually one of the states up that way that I’ve never visited