About Boston and New England
Famed for its magnificent changing Autumn colours, New England is packed with historical interest.Whale watching and surfing are just two of the many fantastic activities available to visitors to this fascinating region. The scenery is simply stunningly beautiful, particularly in the fall when the foliage changes to a kaleidoscope of browns, oranges and reds. This region is full of historical landmarks.
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June, July and August are the summer months and temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius with high humidity. There can be up to 3 inches of rainfall during the month of June, which is the wettest month of the year. Winter temperatures, from November to February, can fall to -30 degrees Celsius at the higher altitudes with snowfall.
Leisure & Activities
Pristine beaches, award winning theatre, vineyards and renowned restaurants await the visitor to this fascinating destination. It also has some very interesting museums ranging from The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame to the Newport Car Museum. The beaches on Rhode Island are wonderful with miles of sensational panoramas and fantastic waves if you’re into surfing.
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and it played a key role in the American Revolution. You’ll certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do in this historic city. You can walk the famous Freedom Trail which takes in the Old State House, Paul Revere’s House and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The famous Boston Harbour cruise is also worth considering.
New England is one of the best places in the world to catch a glimpse of a magnificent whale. There are many different whale varieties to spot including the splendid Humpback and the Minke Whale. The seas around the area are teeming with herring, mackerel and krill, making it perfect to attract whales into the region to feed.