New England’s stunning scenery, outdoors experiences, farm/boat to table cuisine and quaint towns have long made it popular with British visitors. With flights to Boston taking on average just over six hours, it also boasts one of the shortest transatlantic connections, for someone from flying from the UK to the US.

Now that borders have reopened, accessibility to the region is once again increasing, and along with the frequent services from across the UK to Boston, we are delighted to announce new routes.  United Airlines have launched a daily flight from Heathrow to Boston, which began on the 14th April 2022.  Last year American Airlines launched a direct service, the first time the airline has flown this route since 2013.  In addition, Jet Blue plans to begin flights to Boston from both Gatwick on the 19th July and Heathrow on the 22nd August.

With so many new attractions and experiences opening over the course of the pandemic, here is a rundown of what traveller’s can expect to find across New England from Connecticut to Vermont:



Experience New England’s first and foremost pedaled party and sightseeing bike! The Elm City Party Bike is a fun, social and relaxing way to experience New Haven, Connecticut while exercising.  Groups have the ability to bar hop while viewing extravagant architecture, historical sites and Yale University’s college life. Groups of 8-15 people cruise on 2-hour tours with experienced tour guides that take you on foodie adventures that show off the city’s rich culture and history – a great way to get to know a place and the cuisine is tastiest way to learn! For further information, visit: The Elm City Party Bike –



Saddleback Mountain broke ground on its new Mid Mountain Lodge, which is planned to be finished fall of 2022. The lodge is located in Bicknell’s thrush habitat and the resort is working with the Maine Audubon Society to protect the birds’ habitat. They are also building new mountain bike trails and adding a solar farm.

September 2021 marked the grand opening of the Great Circle Trail, a new 30-mile hiking trail loop on the Nahmakanta Public Reserved Land in the heart of the Katahdin Region. The Great Circle Trail connects the Turtle Ridge Loop, Debsconeag Loop and the Appalachian Trail into one large network. The loop trail can be hiked in bite-sized sections or a multi-day adventure, utilizing eight remote campsites.

Acadia National Park’s Eagle Lake Carriage Road restoration project is complete, and the road will be fully open in 2022. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders will once again have access to this beautiful part of the park.

The Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument is known for its hiking, paddling and all-around epic outdoor recreation. And now, The International Dark-Sky Association has designated the monument as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Only 13 exist throughout the entire world. In the U.S. there’s only one east of the Mississippi.

The International Dark Sky Association has designated the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Woods property as an International Dark Sky Park. The property is within Maine’s famed 100-Mile Wilderness and includes part of the Appalachian Trail. The park is the first of its kind in New England.



Opened in January 2022, The Knack was created by its owners with one purpose in mind: to share the food that they grew up with, the food that hits the spot after a day at the beach, the food that defines summers on Cape Cod.  By partnering with local fishermen, the knack provides the best, freshest seafood and they batter seafood with the homemade recipe their grandparents developed.

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill is a place where all are welcome. Renamed, the changed coincides with the opening of its new Garden, The Ramble, envisioned by internationally renowned landscape architect and artist W. Gary Smith and the award-winning Waltham landscape architectural firm Ryan Associates. Set on 1.5 acres, this innovative, enchanting Garden is designed to inspire children and their families to find joy in the natural world and become better stewards. With its innovative features linked by accessible paths that invite visitors to explore, enjoy a picnic at the Pavilion, take outdoor classes, and play on the lawn, The Ramble helps make New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill a must-see destination in New England and beyond.

View Boston, a world-class observatory, and experiential attraction offering expansive and panoramic views of Boston and beyond, is under development at Prudential Center. The 59,000 square foot venue will be Boston’s only observatory and is slated to open in 2023. The observatory encompasses the top three floors of the Prudential Tower and will feature immersive experiential exhibits and a bistro on the 50th floor; an indoor/outdoor cocktail lounge and 360-degree outdoor viewing deck on the 51st floor; and double height (24-foot) indoor viewing space on the 52nd floor. View Boston will host a variety of events and public programming geared towards guests of all ages.

Joining an impressive collection of 12 unique Raffles properties around the world, Raffles Boston will open its doors to the public in 2022. The property will include 147 guestrooms and 146 residences in a new 33-story building at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place in Boston’s Back Bay. The first Raffles hotel in North America will include a mix of signature services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant and lively public spaces: a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square; five distinct food and beverage venues; a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool; a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space.


Rhode Island

Channel your inner Crawley and get a taste of America’s own Downton Abbey lifestyle in the opulent and iconic Newport Mansions. After the success of HBO’s The Gilded Age, these grand summer “cottages” of the period’s rich and famous are a must-see.

The American Gilded Age, roughly between 1870 and 1910, was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand-new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. This period comes alive thanks to the engaging audio tours of life in the Newport Mansions. From the soaring marble columns that greet you at Marble House to the platinum wall panels at The Breakers, visitors can immerse themselves in these social and architectural landmarks and hear the fascinating stories of people who lived and worked in these grand houses.

Scenes were filmed at The BreakersMarble HouseThe ElmsRosecliffChateau-sur-Mer and Hunter House. This is where the pageantry of the Gilded Age was most on display, where the new millionaires sought to outshine each other at balls, banquets, carriage parades, concerts, sporting events and other entertainments. Constructed at the height of the Gilded Age, The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms and Rosecliff reflect their owners’ obsession with social status and emulation of European aristocracy.



Events are back in Vermont this spring and summer! From art and music to food and outdoor recreation, Vermont has events and festivals for all kinds of tastes.

The season kicks off in May with the Waking Windows music festival and the 30th annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend. In June, the family friendly Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival is a great option for visitors with little ones, while The Hunt is a great way to learn about Vermont’s amazing cheeses while being taken on a scavenger hunt around the state. July is time for the Vermont Brewers Festival which features dozens of Vermont’s best beers and the Waterbury Arts Fest transforms an historic downtown into an outdoor art gallery and street fair.

Every August, Vermont farmers all over the state open their doors to the public during Open Farm Week where you can take a hike with goats or walk through a hops farm and this year the Enduro World Series of mountain biking comes to Vermont’s Burke Mountain for the first time. Finally, September is all about food and sees the return of Garlic Town where visitors can sample novelties such as garlic ice cream and garlic fudge and the Maple 100 which celebrates all things maple.


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