USA-and-Canada:-New-England-and-a-dash-of-Gallic-charm

1-4,Boston

Step back into American history among the brownstones in Boston. Bookworms will love The Old Corner Bookstore, frequented by famous early American authors, while lovers of the arts will be engrossed by a trip to the ballet at the Boston Opera House. Make sure you take a walk along the Freedom Trail to learn about the American Revolution. Other essential experiences include grabbing a bite to eat on Hanover Street, sipping a beer at the Cheers bar and viewing the picturesque skyline on a cruise around Boston Harbor.

1h06m to New Hampshire

5-7,New Hampshire

See the sights in New Hampshire, where quaint colonial towns defy time. With a zero sales tax, this is one of the best places in the United States to seek out a bargain in one of the many malls. Nature lovers will prefer the hiking opportunities presented by Mt. Washington. In winter, skis, snowmobiles and snow shoes replace hiking boots, but the scenery’s no less spectacular.

2h18m to Vermont

8-10,Vermont

Plan your getaway to Vermont to see the vast forests that cover the state, particularly the maples, which are magnificently coloured in the fall. Look out for the hundred or so covered bridges typical of New England but most prevalent in the State of Vermont; there’s even a museum dedicated to them. Don’t go home without trying the home-grown maple syrup which makes the perfect gift for the folks back home.

2h09m to Montreal

11-14,Montreal

Brush up on your French when you visit Canada’s French-speaking city. The art and food scenes are among the best in the country. Sip espresso in a cafe on Plateau Mont-Royal, delight your tastebuds in one of the many food markets or unleash your creativity at a cooking class. Be sure to take in the 18th Century architecture of Old Montreal.