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New England Traveler

Boston by Foot

Boston by Foot is the best way to see Boston: up close and personal. Boston by Foot tours encourages visitors to walk around Boston and explore the city in a way they might not be able to from a bus, cab, or train. Since its founding in 1976, America’s Bicentennial

New England Today

Finding Spring Across New England

Vermont Flower Show (Essex Junction, VT) March 4-6. 802-425-5117; greenworksvt.org
Portland Flower Show (Portland, ME) March 10-13. 207-775-4403; portlandcompany.com
Boston Flower & Garden Show / Blooms! (Boston, MA) March 16-20. 781-237-5533, thebostonflowershow.com; 617-933-4900, masshort.org
Seacoast Home & Garden Show (Durham, NH) March 26-27. 207-935-2845; homegardenflowershow.com

Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme, CT) 860-434-5542;

New England Traveler

Cafe Vanille

Sprawling at the bottom of Beacon Hill, Boston’s Charles Street is a mix of Dickens-meets-M.F.A. sensibilities—where history-laden, crimson-brick sidewalks roll past some of the most meticulously kept and artfully stocked shops in all of this diverse and exciting city. Start smack in the middle: at Cafe Vanille, which

John Jeffries House

Most rooms in this 46-room B&B offer kitchenettes for frugal travelers, yet the reproduction antique decor suggests Victorian elegance instead of modern, utilitarian economy. BEST BEACON HILL B&B.

Nichols House

Best History LessonTony, historic Beacon Hill is home to two little-known house museums that let you step into daily life as it was lived by 19th-century Brahmins. The Nichols House is the former abode of suffragist and landscape gardener Rose Standish Nichols and features European and Asian art and period

Otis House Museum

Otis House Museum

The Otis House Museum was built for Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), a lawyer who served in Congress, as a mayor of Boston, and was instrumental in the development of Beacon Hill. He was also one of the most important leaders of the Federalists, the United States’ first political party. Otis

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