Many people think about heading to New England in the summer and fall – which I agree that these are both a great time of year to visit, but my family has visited in every season, and each getaway had their own special moments. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning a New England getaway during the off-season:
Be sure to confirm that all of your favorite spots are open during the time you plan on traveling -- some local shops close for a period of time after the holidays through Memorial Day. Also, don’t forget to check local calendars for special events, updated seasonal restaurant menus, restaurant week dates, concert series, and events for the holidays! (Check back to my page for a list of some great events happening during the winter months!)
Like I said, I agree that the summer and fall are wonderful times to visit New England between the beaches in the summer, and the foliage in autumn, but really any time is a great time to visit New England! The photo below was taken in November, just before Thanksgiving. It was a crisp fall day -- perfect for a New England afternoon.
The Bridge and River tour is a scenic 3-hour bicycle tour will take you from the Upper West Side of New York City up and over the George Washington Bridge for a ride along the river on Route 9W. Get the full touring experience and leave New York City for a few hours. During the ride, we make stops at Grants Tomb Memorial on the Upper West Side.
The Florida Keys hold many natural treasures with a day trip that will give you an introduction to the most fragile ecosystems in the world and many endangered species. This one focuses on the coral reef and mangrove island habitat, which are disappearing fast as development continues to put huge stresses on the limited natural and human resources