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Best of New England

Have you ever wondered where to find the best lobster roll, seaside inn, or outdoor adventure in New England? The editors of Yankee Magazine share their recommendations for planning the ultimate New England getaway.

See our picks for the 2015 Editors’ Choice/Best of New England awards!

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15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

10 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (74% score)

New England is beautiful in any season, but here are the 15 prettiest villages that are even more... Read More »

Best Boston Cream Pie in New England

Best Boston Cream Pie in New England

6 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Calling all Boston Cream Pie lovers! Want to know where to find the best versions of the classic... Read More »

Best Places to See Bald Eagles in New England

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

Bald eagles may be spotted in the summer, but most sightings occur during the winter months, when they’re... Read More »

Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

When the winter winds begin to blow, one’s thoughts turn to comfort food—and the best comfort food in... Read More »

Best Diners in New England

16 votes, 3.94 avg. rating (78% score)

New England is the birthplace of the American diner. It’s also where diners and diner cuisine have developed... Read More »

Best Ski Cruisers in New England

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Ben Hewitt is a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine, former Eastern editor at SKIING magazine, and a devotee... Read More »

Best New Year’s Eve Events in New England

Best New Year’s Eve Events in New England

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

The first “First Night” festival took place in Boston back in 1976, organized by a small group of... Read More »

Best Places to See Christmas Lights in New England

Best Places to See Christmas Lights in New England

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

Whether it’s piling into the car with a steaming travel mug of hot chocolate to cruise the holiday... Read More »

Best Holiday Party Appetizers

Best Holiday Party Appetizers

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Heading to a holiday party and not sure what appetizer to bring? Hosting a party and want to... Read More »

Best Historic Christmas Celebrations in New England

Best Historic Christmas Celebrations in New England

11 votes, 4.09 avg. rating (81% score)

In a region as rich in history as New England, taking a trip to the Christmas past is... Read More »

Best Christmas Celebrations in New England

Best Christmas Celebrations in New England

12 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (86% score)

It’s not hard to find the Christmas spirit in New England, but if you’re looking to visit a... Read More »

Best Used Bookstores in New England

Best Used Bookstores in New England

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Saving the rural New England bookstore is more than a pastime for Richard F. Wright; it’s a passion... Read More »

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Easy and Delicious

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Easy and Delicious

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Sure, we all love the turkey, and the parade of pies to follow, but what Thanksgiving feast would... Read More »

Best Home Heating Tips

5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (69% score)

General contractor Tom Silva has been lending his expertise to viewers of the PBS show This Old House... Read More »

Best Pumpkin Recipes | 12 Sweet Fall Favorites

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

With the changing leaves we find ourselves craving all things pumpkin — from coffee and pie in our... Read More »

Best Legendary New England Sports Figures | Yankee Archives

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Well, some of the Best Legendary New England Sports Figures. In a region as rich in sporting tradition... Read More »

Haunted Happenings | Best Halloween Events in New England

Haunted Happenings | Best Halloween Events in New England

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

New England sure knows Halloween, and each year events and festivals throughout the region draw crowds in search... Read More »

Best Corn Mazes in New England

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

It’s that time of year again! If you look forward to making your way through a corn maze... Read More »

Best Haunted Hotels and Inns in New England

Best Haunted Hotels and Inns in New England

10 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Do you believe in ghosts? New England’s long and storied history makes it home to countless strange and... Read More »

Best New England Medical Breakthroughs | Gifts of New England

Best New England Medical Breakthroughs | Gifts of New England

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Well, some of the best medical breakthroughs that came from New England. In a region as rich in... Read More »

Best Apple Recipes | 10 Fall Fruit Favorites

Best Apple Recipes | 10 Fall Fruit Favorites

7 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (82% score)

Fall has arrived, and with it, the return of the mighty apple! Apples are delicious plain, dipped in... Read More »

Best New England Inventions

Best New England Inventions

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Imagine life without these Yankee Innovations… From tools and games to creative new ways to write, keep warm... Read More »

Best Apple Orchards in New England

26 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Autumn is a magical time of year for many reasons, but one of our favorite fall traditions is... Read More »

The 7 Wonders of Fall | New England’s Gifts

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Is there anything more beautiful than New England during foliage season? In fact, you might even say that New... Read More »

Best Scenic Hikes in the Whites

Best Scenic Hikes in the Whites

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

Yankee Magazine picks the best scenic hikes in the White Mountains with the help of outdoor adventurer, hiker,... Read More »

10 Prettiest Coastal Towns In Maine

22 votes, 3.77 avg. rating (75% score)

The Maine coast may have more beautiful towns than any other coast in America. We name the 10... Read More »

Best Beach Camping in New England

Best Beach Camping in New England

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Always wanted to go camping by the ocean? We think these spots are where to find the best... Read More »



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