It’s the winter season and you’re probably looking for some fun places to be and things to do out in New England. It’s hard to find some ideas for things to do in the winter time because of how harsh the New England winters can be, and all you want to do is hibernate indoors sometimes. But no matter how long you want to spend outside this season, here are some great winter destinations in New England in case you feel like exploring this snowy time.
Explore some art – New Haven Connecticut
Yale in New Haven Connecticut sounds boring to explore for a snowy day. But a tour of the location can be absolutely stunning and a great pastime! The Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery have stunning art to see while you’re exploring. These are considered some of the finest art museums in all of New England, you wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity like that.
Into Skiing? Visit Maine’s Sunday River Resort
Maine’s Sunday River Resort located in Newry, Maine is not only a great hotel but a great destination for skiers. There are over 600 acres of space to ski and explore, across 8 different mountains. Whether you just want to ski for fun and see the view, spend time in the hotel, or ski hardcore on one of the tough trails; Sunday River will have what you’re looking for this winter.
Plenty of things to see here! Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts is well known for its summer activities and locations like the New England Aquarium (somewhere you could also visit in the winter!), but it’s also beautiful in this season. Boston has an amazing Museum of Fine Art, plenty of shops, beautiful statues and buildings, and plenty more. You can plan a whole day of being in Boston and still not see all the beauty!
Just want to sightsee? Visit the Jackson area villages in New Hampshire
The prettiest areas to see in New Hampshire in the winter are the small villages near Jackson, New Hampshire like Jackson, Bartlett, Glen, and more. These adorable little towns feature beautiful location in the White Mountains and quaint old buildings.
Rhode Island-bound? See the Newport Winter Festival in February
Newport, Rhode Island is a beautiful destination in all seasons, but it is absolutely captivating in the snow. If you want some great activities and things to see, try to make it to the Newport Winter Festival in early February featuring ice carvings, activities, music, food, and plenty more! I’ll be there for the annual chili cook-off!
The list of things to see in lovely New England could go on for ages, but these are ideas for each state for anyone’s winter tastes. Hopefully, you can visit some of these great destinations and have a lovely day, weekend, or a few hours of exploration despite the cold!