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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 2016 Editors’ Choice/Best of New England awards!

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Best Dining in Vermont | 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards

Best Dining in Vermont | 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Wondering where to eat in Vermont? The Green Mountain offers plenty of restaurant options for hungry residents and... Read More »

Best Dining in New Hampshire | 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards

Best Dining in New Hampshire | 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards

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

Wondering where to eat in New Hampshire? The Granite State offers plenty of restaurant options for hungry residents and... Read More »

Best Independent Bookstores in New England

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

Where are the best independent bookstores in New England? We asked Joe Bills, Yankee Associate Editor (and co-owner of... Read More »

Best Spring Flower Festivals in New England

Best Spring Flower Festivals in New England

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

Nothing says spring like the first blossoms of the season. The bright colors which sprout from every tree... Read More »

Best Sheep and Wool Festivals in New England

Best Sheep and Wool Festivals in New England

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

Late spring is the season when New England sheep get their hair cut, and celebrations have sprung up... Read More »

Best of Maine’s Coastal Route 1 | Editors’ Choice Awards

Best of Maine’s Coastal Route 1 | Editors’ Choice Awards

9 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (83% score)

Yankee Magazine announces their picks for the best of Maine’s coastal Route 1 in the 2014 Editors’ Choice... Read More »

Best 5 Nurseries and Garden Centers in New England

Best 5 Nurseries and Garden Centers in New England

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

Tovah Martin, author of more than a dozen gardening books, including The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009) and... Read More »

The Best Chowder in New England

The Best Chowder in New England

16 votes, 4.06 avg. rating (81% score)

Love chowder? We scoured the region to find the best chowder in New England — one from each... Read More »

Best Ways to Welcome Spring in New England

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Spring has sprung! Daffodils, crocuses, and forsythia have all begun to bloom (or will soon) and we’re throwing... Read More »

Best St. Patrick’s Day Events in New England

Best St. Patrick’s Day Events in New England

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

Every March, New England paints itself green to honor its rich Irish past. Here are some of our... Read More »

Best Maple Recipes | 10 Sweetened Spring Favorites

Best Maple Recipes | 10 Sweetened Spring Favorites

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Ready to welcome spring with a dose of maple goodness? Here’s a list of some of our best... Read More »

Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% score)

Theaters are in Garen Daly’s blood: His grandparents were vaudeville performers. A former theater manager, he also produces... Read More »

15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

12 votes, 3.92 avg. rating (78% 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

7 votes, 3.57 avg. rating (72% 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

Best Places to See Bald Eagles in New England

5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (76% score)

It’s easiest to spot bald eagles in winter, but keen eyes can find them year-round. Here are some of the... Read More »

Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

Top 10 Diner Dishes in New England

7 votes, 3.86 avg. rating (77% 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

20 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% 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

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

Wondering how to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Here’s our list of the best New Year’s Eve events in... 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)

From kid-friendly zoos to holy shrines, these spots are some of our favorite places to see and enjoy... 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 »



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