New England Winter Vacations
It’s the end of the year and snow covers the picturesque towns of New England like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting. If can only dream of snow on Christmas, why not make your vision a reality and plan a winter vacation in New England? The states on the East Coast known for their summer cottages and coastline are also ideal destinations for spending the last few weeks of the year.
There are several vacation rentals in the New England area to make your winter vacation memorable whether you’re an athletic type looking to expand your repertoire of outdoor sports, or your idea of a perfect vacation involves curling up in front of the fireplace with a good novel,. Rent a mountain chalet in Maine or a cottage on the Cape – whatever type of rental you choose will provide more space and privacy than you would find at a New England hotel or Bed & Breakfast.
Snow Sports, Games, and More
Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice-fishing and everything in between. You don’t have to head for the Rockies for fresh powder and challenging runs. New England boasts several ski resorts that will satisfy your need for speed. Choose a vacation rental with ski-in/ski-out access for even more convenience. Anglers will want to try their hand at ice-fishing for perch which takes the summer sport to a whole new level. For some indoor games, try out some New England Casinos, like the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods in Connecticut. Even if you don’t score big at the tables, you’re sure to enjoy fine dining in one of the casino’s five star restaurants.
Grab a group of your favorite girls and get out of town – and away from boys. Change it up and take a winter vacation instead of saving up your miles for a summer beach retreat. The winter is a great opportunity and possibly your last chance to use those vacation hours before the end of the year. New England has several spas perfect for pampering with your group of girls. After a day of pedicures, massages, and facials, you’ll return home looking and feeling rejuvenated. And what’s a girl excursion without a shopping spree? Hit up New England’s outlet malls for even better deals. Try the Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook, the Berkshires in Cape Cod, and take advantage of tax-free shopping in New Hamsphire.
Cozying up with loved ones for the holidays.The holiday season just doesn’t seem right somehow when you can step outside in a pair of shorts. This year experience a real winter vacation in New England where the rolling hills, gingerbread cottages and snow covered countryside will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a Winter Wonderland. Choose a luxury vacation rental with plenty of dining space for a holiday meal to be remembered. Several vacation rentals have large screen TV’s –perfect for watching movies to get you in the winter spirit. And if you haven’t ever gone caroling, a quaint New England town is the best place to try it out. Or if you’re shy, invite some local carolers inside for hot cocoa and get to know your temporary neighbors.
One-on-one time in New England. There’s nothing more amorous than cozying up with your special someone on a cold night in winter. Stay in a secluded vacation rental where you and yours can get to know each other on a personal level. Several house rentals have outdoor hot tubs, deluxe bedding and even fireplaces – those little touches that add something special. Spend the afternoons exploring the charming New England towns or rent a car for even more sight-seeing in the area. If you’re near Cape Cod, head to the coastline to see the famous lighthouses. Cling to each other to stay warm.