The wonderful variety in New England geography and cultures infuses spas in every locality. Imagine soaking in a tub opposite big picture windows showing great swaths of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. At a spa in Maine, you might step onto a patio or veranda and hear waves crashing on the cliffs below or winds rustling the tall pines. Hotels in cities from Boston of Newport to New Haven may treat you to a deep massage or hydrating facial treatment from a perch high above the city.
Our friends at Great Runs have compiled a worldwide list of best cities for winter running, and -- wouldn’t you know it -- New England shows up among entries from Quebec, Minneapolis, Scandinavia, and Warsaw, Poland.
Sure, beer is great on a hot summer or crisp October day. But New England brewers are toiling at their craft year-round, and the beer festivals and tastings are happening all year in every state, sometimes indoors, sometimes outdoors.