The next time you’re looking for a serene summer vacation, look no further than New England. Whether you’re taking a solo trip or traveling with the family, New England has something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Newport, Rhode Island

For those interested in sailing and watersports, Newport is a great destination to head to this summer. In the 20th century, Newport was a popular summer home destination for the wealthy and many mansions can be found throughout the area. The town is surrounded by coastline to its south, west, and east, making it the perfect location for ocean lovers. One of Newport’s claims to fame is its yachting competition called America’s Cup that began in 1895.

 

Acadia National Park, Maine

Known for being the first eastern National Park, this picturesque park is a great place to visit if you’re interested in birdwatching, hiking, or swimming. During the summer, wildlife is at its peak and sightseers have the opportunity to see a variety of species of birds, mammals, and fish. Since this park is so far east in relation to the rest of the United States, it’s a great place to witness beautiful sunrises coming up from the ocean.

 

Whydah Museum, Massachusetts

Do you have a family member who is fascinated with history? At the Whydah Museum, the visitors are able to explore authenticated pirate artifacts, tour a replica pirate ship, and learn more about the history of the Whydah pirate ship and the Golden Age of Piracy. The treasure and ship were discovered in 1985 by Barry Clifford, an underwater explorer, who traced the history of the ship to pirates who took it over in 1717.

 

Martha’s Vineyard

This beautiful island off of the coast of Massachusetts is only accessible by plane or boat. Most people choose to  just hop on the ferry for a quick ferry ride across the Vineyard Sound. This island is rich with history as it was originally inhabited by the Wampanoag and was then settled in 1602.Visitors to this island will find a relaxing atmosphere and beautiful beaches to sunbathe on.