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New England Traveler

The Lyceum

New ownership and a recent renovation have brought this grand dame’s menu and decor into the “here and now.” You’ll find pasta and Cobb salad now-ces ne sont pas fran ais—and the frogs’ legs are a thing of the past, but the onion soup with gruyere, the croque monsieur and

Currier Museum of Art

Currier Museum of Art

Here you’ll find works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and more, plus decorative arts and fine examples of New Hampshire’s historic craft tradition, as well as tours of nearby Zimmerman House (reservations required), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Voted Best Art Museum. The Currier Museum of Art, the state’s largest

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

The Giant Ocean Tank is now the centerpiece of the Aquarium after a spectacular renovation, and the extraordinary new Caribbean coral reef is teeming with more animals than ever before. Don’t miss the Simons IMAX Theatre and the Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. Voted BEST OCEAN

Paradise Farmhouse at Norman Bird Sanctuary

A thoughtful renovation and update, in keeping with its National Register of Historic Places status, has transformed a centuries-old structure into a bright, airy, six-bedroom refuge on the grounds of Newport County’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Reserve the farmhouse for a private eco-escape or retreat of your own design, or find

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Opening expanded facilities on July 4, 2014 following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the world-class Clark is home to European and American paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more. (The French Impressionists are a special focus.) In addition to a redesigned original building, brand-new facilities include a visitor and exhibition center with dining

The Attwater

Self-described as “Newport unconventional,” the Attwater recently underwent a total renovation. If your weekend in Newport is half as fun as these rooms–bold fabrics, sleek furnishings, ultramodern accents–you’re in for a treat. BEST DESIGNER HOTEL.

The Boxer

After a $3 million renovation, the former Bulfinch Hotel became The Boxer. The exterior mimics New York’s Flatiron building; thanks to the triangular shape, many rooms have panoramic views. The hotel has native touches; mini-fridges are stocked with local treats such as Cape Cod chips. The hotel’s restaurant, Finch, serves

The Cliff Walk

New England’s most celebrated seaside pathway, a 3.5-mile trail that threads between Gilded Age mansions and the tumbling Atlantic, received a $5.5 million upgrade in 2014. While most of the investment repaired stretches of the Cliff Walk damaged by Superstorm Sandy, funds also allowed for enhancements, including one that can

The Exeter Inn

Built by Phillips Exeter Academy for guests in 1932, this Georgian-style gem completed a $5 million renovation in 2008. There’s no connection between school and inn today, yet charm and elegance still resonate throughout, thanks to intricate millwork, French doors, and tall archways in the lobby and lounge–not to mention

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls

Nestled on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee are four charming Inns with 157 designer decorated rooms, most include a fireplace, balcony and panoramic views of the lakes and mountains. At your doorstep are 7 distinctive restaurants, the Cascade Spa, 2 indoor/1 outdoor pool, a sandy swimming area, plus 15 unique

The Midtown Hotel

The Midtown Hotel is an affordable and convenient place to stay in Boston’s Back Bay. Built in 1961, this retro-style, two-story hotel is located in the heart of Boston. The Hotel has 159 spacious guest rooms complete with coffee makers, air conditioning, 32″ LG flat screen televisions, wireless and DSL

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut is home to the largest portion of Wallace Nutting’s collection of original 17th- and 18th-century furnishings, some 550 pieces of furniture, ironwork, lamps, kitchen tools, and other goods, in addition to a sizable collection of the Nutting factories’ 20th-century reproduction furniture,

Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery

World class art, all for free. Three historic buildings laced together by a recent renovation mount classic canvases by Hals, Trumbull, and van Gogh, among others. Encounter new acquisitions, including an exceptional Indo-Pacific exhibition. Across the street, visit the Yale Center for British Art—also free. Voted Best College Art Gallery.

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