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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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Best Places to See Christmas Lights in New England

Best Places to See Christmas Lights in New England

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

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

Best Historic Christmas Celebrations in New England

Best Historic Christmas Celebrations in New England

8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% 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

8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (93% score)

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

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

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

Best Haunted Hotels and Inns in New England

Best Haunted Hotels and Inns in New England

8 votes, 3.88 avg. rating (77% score)

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

Best Pumpkin Recipes | 12 Sweet Fall Favorites

Best Pumpkin Recipes | 12 Sweet Fall Favorites

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

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

Haunted Happenings | Best Halloween Events in New England

Haunted Happenings | Best Halloween Events in New England

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

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

Best Scenic Hikes in the Whites

Best Scenic Hikes in the Whites

8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (90% score)

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

Best Apple Recipes | 10 Fall Fruit Favorites

Best Apple Recipes | 10 Fall Fruit Favorites

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

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

The Most Beautiful Cemeteries in New England

The Most Beautiful Cemeteries in New England

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

Are you a Tombstone Tourist? Do you enjoy visiting cemeteries as a destination for the art, history, nature,... Read More »

10 Prettiest Coastal Towns In Maine

8 votes, 3.88 avg. rating (77% score)

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

Best Apple Orchards in New England

20 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (87% score)

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

Best Farmers’ Markets in New England

Best Farmers’ Markets in New England

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

Summer and early fall is a glorious time for the many local farmers’ markets throughout New England. Author... Read More »

10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in New England

15 votes, 4.47 avg. rating (88% score)

Were postcards invented with New England in mind? Given how gorgeous these coastal towns are, it’s a good... Read More »

Best Blueberry Recipes | 10 Summer Berry Favorites

Best Blueberry Recipes | 10 Summer Berry Favorites

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

Late summer has arrived, and with it, one of our favorite summer fruits—wild blueberries! Small and juicy, blueberries... Read More »

Biggest Agricultural Fairs in New England

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

In New England and throughout the country, agricultural fairs are synonymous with things like livestock competitions, handmade crafts,... Read More »

10 Best Seaside Inns in New England

10 Best Seaside Inns in New England

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

Summer and seaside inns go together like lobsters and melted butter. In other words, now is the time... Read More »

10 Best Summer Road Trips in New England

10 Best Summer Road Trips in New England

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

New England was made for summer road trips. We’ve got great back roads, fascinating small towns, endless natural... Read More »

10 Best Swimming Holes in New England

10 votes, 4.90 avg. rating (96% score)

For a truly old-fashioned, New England dose of summer pleasure, get your bathing suit and go jump in... Read More »

Best Ice Cream in New England

18 votes, 3.17 avg. rating (64% score)

Famed travel and cookbook authors Jane and Michael Stern travel thousands of miles for their popular Web site,... Read More »

Best Lobster Rolls in Maine

Best Lobster Rolls in Maine

11 votes, 4.27 avg. rating (84% score)

A lobster roll is a simple thing: basically, cold lobster meat stuffed into a warm bun. It’s the... Read More »

The Best Lighthouses in New England

7 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (74% score)

We’ve selected the five best lighthouses in New England using Jon Marcus’ comprehensive list from his book Lighthouses... Read More »

Biggest and Best Fourth of July Celebrations in New England

Biggest and Best Fourth of July Celebrations in New England

5 votes, 4.04 avg. rating (80% score)

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! Towns and communities all across New England are planning... Read More »

Best Strawberry Recipes | 10 Summer Berry Favorites

Best Strawberry Recipes | 10 Summer Berry Favorites

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

June has arrived, and with it, the first of one of our favorite summer fruits—strawberries! Sweet and juicy,... Read More »

Best Outdoor Attractions in New Hampshire | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards

Best Outdoor Attractions in New Hampshire | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards

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

The Granite State has plenty to offer in the Great Outdoors. Read our picks for the best outdoor... Read More »

Best Outdoor Attractions in Maine | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards

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

The Pine Tree State has plenty to offer in the Great Outdoors. Read our picks for the best... Read More »



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