It’s the beauty of New England’s coastlines, the charm of its seaside towns and allure of its pristine beaches that continue to draw us in, and we couldn’t help but develop a new itinerary celebrating the wonders of Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Nantucket. This is a trip that’ll take you to a film-set-worthy world we’re sure you won’t want to leave in a hurry …
THE OCEAN STATE
Landing in Boston you’ll immediately head south to Rhode Island. From wild sandy beaches to quaint fishing villages, this picture-perfect state is hard not to love, and your quaint lodgings at the Castle Hill will not disappoint. Spend your days here soaking up the sunshine on the pristine shores of East Beach before heading off to Langworthy Farm. Built in 1875, here you’ll be able to soak up the history and while away the afternoon tasting different wines. Make sure you stop by the Water Street Café and try their raw bar serving fishy dishes straight from the sea before knocking back some world famous Oysters. With full stomachs, head to bed before spending the next day in Newport, the sailing capital of the world. Here you can hop aboard a 12-foot yacht to help hoist and trim the sails. Prefer to kick back and relax? Then simply make the most of sailing the oceans looking out for whales and seals in the water.
It’s time to continue the adventure to the wild peninsula of Cape Cod, where we’ll have you cycling the Cape Cod Rail Trail or exploring John F. Kennedy’s favourite national seashore park. In the morning pedal over to PB Boulangerie for freshly baked pastries before ending the day cracking lobster claws and drinking wine in the bustling Naked Oyster.
After exploring the delights of Cape Cod, it’s on to the summer hotspot of Martha’s Vineyard. From the rugged coasts and sandy shores to evening laughs in the Playhouse, this is the true vision of a traditional New England summer escape. Rest your head at the Harbour View Hotel (an icon since 1891) and grab breakfast from the Back Door Donut or bike down to the family run Larsen’s Fish Market to try one of the famed steamers straight from the busy take-out window.
Your final stop will be Nantucket. Built in the 1920’s, end your adventure in complete privacy in one of the White Elephant’s charming garden cottages. Relax and unwind on the ocean shores and set sail aboard a 31-foot traditional stoop, wander through the Whaling Museum before partying the last afternoon away at The Jetties Beach Bar. On the last night head to The Club Car to make a toast to your adventures as you listen to lively piano in an old railway car – the perfect end to your quintessentially New England trip.