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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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Accommodation Tips

1. Types of Lodgings

Full-service hotels are rare in New England outside cities. Motels abound along highways; expect basic rooms with limited services. The true country inn is alive and well; they often feature a tavern or restaurant, with rooms on the upper levels. B&Bs also thrive – typically, they are large, often Victorian, private homes, with three to a dozen guest rooms and cheery, helpful host-owners.

2. Where to Base Yourself

Don’t stay in the suburbs if you plan to visit Boston; and don’t stay in Boston to visit the countryside – you’ll waste all your time in coming and going. Distances are short in New England, but driving times can be deceptively long. If you want to cover a lot of ground, plan on moving every few ...

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