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Old 09-07-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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The Sunday before this Thanksgiving, my wife and I are flying to New York City to spend two weeks in New England. Our oldest daughter works at Purchase College in Purchase, NY and we intend to visit with her and tour the area. Our only firm plans, so far, are to attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and be in Boston the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We are looking for information on things to see, places to eat and places to stay. We have seen some places to eat on the various Food Network shows, but we are open to any. Rich Luhr, of Airstream Life magazine, recently mentioned, on his blog, a place to stay in near Cooperstown, NY and we will consider that. One caveat is that any hotel, motel, B&B or restaurant needs to be wheelchair accessible.

Suggestions for factory tours and museums are also welcome.

We are planning on seeing all of the New England states, so fire away.

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Suggestions for factory tours and museums are also welcome.

We are planning on seeing all of the New England states, so fire away.

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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Bump,

We are leaving next Sunday, any other ideas or suggestions.

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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There is a plethora of things to see in Boston alone, Old Ironsides Official Homepage of USS CONSTITUTION , Faneuil Hall, Duck Boats, World Series Champion Red Sox Fenway Park, soon to be Superbowl champion NE Patriots Gillette Stadium, Boston Pops, Boston Museum of Science, Freedom Trail, etc.

Take in some real seafood at Legal Seafood (sorry, no prawns).

Cape Cod is nice this time of year, very few tourists.

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #6
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Nice time to be in NE; I would suggest Boston Science Museum, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Fannuel Hall.
Boston sights, attractions, hotels and things to do while visiting Boston - Boston.com

Eats in Boston; Durgin Park right across from Fannuel Hall. It's "family style" sit at big benches with other folks, but it's very historic and kind of neat. I think it's the oldest tavern in Mass or something like that... Durgin-Park - MA restaurants

All the above should be handicap accessible.

I am not a fan of Big Citys, but Boston is cool, and easy to get around. You can park at the Science Museum (or any of the above) and then ride the "T" (subway) to get around.

Aquarium, Durgin Park, and Fannuel Hall, are all just about on the same block (easy walk/push)

Hope that helps...

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Welcome to beautiful New England Bill!

I prefer scenic drives and quaint villages so I LOVE the Monadnock Region in New Hampshire:


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Old 11-13-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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The Northeast Classic Car Museum is nice.

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If you get that close (even in Cooperstown - 40 miles) you have to stop in for dinner and to tour the SOTR!

Here's hoping for good weather. We'll be home as of now.

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Maine... go to Maine. Get on RT 1 and go as far down east as you can. The further North the more spectacular it becomes. Sunrise on MT. Caddilac (Acadia NP) is a life changing experience. The tides up in Eastport are very dramatic and the land is spectacular. It is snowing up there now in some parts, but the coast should not be too bad. Lobster comes from way out at sea this time of year and is very sweet... You realize that many parts of New England are in the beginnings of winter? Some parts get massive snow.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #10
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Minuteman National Historic Park is an easy place to visit outside Boston. Start at the visitor's center, where they have a really good film/presentation about Paul Revere's ride and the "shot heard 'round the world". From there you can visit some of the historic sites around Concord. It's pretty easy parking in this area, and a nice place to visit, especially if its sunny.

We were in Merrimack, NH a few weekends ago and took the tour of Anheuser-Busch brewery. Not exactly a New England thing, but a really nice tour and it is accessible. Plus a few free brews at the end , and a stroll out to see the mighty Clydesdales on the beautiful grounds.

For local seafood and fried clams, we really like Woodman's of Essex, MA. And if you're traveling north of Boston, might as well visit Salem. The Peabody-Essex Museum has lots to see, without all the hassle that getting around in Boston entails.

We love to visit Maine too, just for the scenery and good eats (for example). And New Hampshire and Vermont for small town flavors, maple syrup, the King Arthur Flour Co. in Norwich, VT (a beautiful drive to get there!) and Ben and Jerry's in North Waterbury, Vt. There's also Lake Champlaign Chocolates, and much else to see in Vermont just about any time of year if you're up for the drive.

Remember, it's cold up here, so layer it up! I'm sure you'll have a great time, no matter what you choose to do.

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I second this recommendation! Its a fun ride.

But, wear a jacket for the top, no matter how sunny at the bottom.
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Everyone has mentioned so many great places to visit. I'd like to add one of my favorites for around the holiday's.

Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle in Deerfield, MA has a great Christmas dislplay to get you in the holiday spirit and is just fun to poke around.

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