The fall season is well underway, and if you find yourself in the New England area, consider yourself lucky. From the changing leaves to the crisp, cold weather, New England is one of the best places to spend this time of the year. Whether you’re looking for a place to unwind at the end of a business trip, you’re planning a New England vacation with family, or you live in the area and want a classic staycation, we’ve rounded up several of the best towns and cities to spend a weekend while the weather gets cold.

We all know Boston — but have you heard of Burlington? Vermont’s biggest city is a hub of culture, art, and culinary prowess. Located right on picturesque Lake Champlain and with a breathtaking view of the Adirondack mountains, Burlington is the perfect getaway for city and nature lovers alike. It’s also foodie heaven — there are many farm-to-table restaurants for an ethical and delicious meal.

For a classic New England seaside town, Rockport is a beautiful town, located just an hour north of Boston in Massachusetts. It doesn’t need to be hot to enjoy the coast — crisp and cold seaside walks along the beach, historic architecture in downtown, and a thriving and affordable hospitality scene make it an excellent choice for the fall.

For the outdoor adventurer, Franconia Notch State Park is a gorgeous mountainous region in New Hampshire. There’s plenty of camping grounds, hiking trails, and small towns and villages that make for great stops along a road trip. There’s no better place to catch the changing leaves before they fall than from a mountain top!

Wherever you choose to spend your weekends this summer, you can rely on GO Boston to get you and your group there safely and comfortably. Reach out soon so we can help you plan you next trip out in New England!

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