Fall is a favorite time of year for leaf peeping road trips in the Northeast, and we have a few ideas for stops along your way! If you love crisp, cool air, colorful leaves, apples, pumpkins, and all that autumn has to offer, keep reading below, then head to Sonesta.com to book your trip!
Vermont is the Green Mountain State, but when fall arrives, those mountains turn red, gold, and orange. Vibrant foliage and plenty of undeveloped land, undiscovered trails, Lake Champain views, great breweries, and more draw travelers to Burlington, and our Sonesta ES Suites there, with its spacious suites, including two bedroom lofts, keep you comfortable when you’re ready to relax.
Andover is a short drive from Boston, Cambridge, and Salem, placing travelers in an ideal spot for exploring some of Eastern Massachusetts’s most well-known cities, but there’s plenty to see minutes from the hotel! The campus of Philips Academy has that quintessential New England feel, and Cochran Reservation, adjacent to campus, makes for a great hiking spot. Pumpkin and apple picking can also be found nearby. Learn more about fall in Andover.
New England beaches are beautiful in fall, and fewer visitors make them perfect for social distancing! Rhode Island has some of the most scenic beaches in the US, and whether you’re looking for salt water surf or a crystal clear fresh water pond, you’ll find a serene waterside spot a short drive from Sonesta ES Suites Providence. Providence is a great, family-friendly city, full of delicious dining, parks, art installations, history, and more.
Heading a little further south to New Jersey, you’ll find two places to #StaySonesta in the Princeton area. Enjoy the sounds of leaves crunching underfoot when you explore Mercer Park’s 2,500 acres of trails and wide open spaces; hiking, biking, and boating are a few recreational activities you can take part in. Love to shop? Princeton’s Palmer Square is filled with stores and restaurants in a village-like setting that really gives visitors a feel for the area. And while student and faculty life might be different this year, a stroll around Princeton University’s campus offers views of historic buildings, iconic architecture, and more fall foliage.
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