Living in New England means we have plenty of drivable destinations in all directions that make perfect winter road trips. Check out these 15 prettiest winter villages (nearby Bristol, RI made the list!) Take advantage of time on the calendar when the weekends aren’t as jam-packed as they are during the hot weather months, and pack up your Honda for a day or weekend trip to one of these ultra-cool spots.
White Mountains, New Hampshire
There are so many amazing places to visit in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Whether you stop by Lincoln, North Conway, or make the trek to the top of Mount Washington itself, there’s skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, sledding, New Hampshire Ice Castles to be transported to a winter wonderland.
Vermont has many fantastic locations for winter road trips. Honda Mama has enjoyed her Seekonk/honda-mama-crosses-border-to-canada”>Canadian border, Burlington is a vibrant city full of arts and culture. It’s also a great destination if you have kids. Just a few miles south in Shelburne is the home of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Take a tour to see these lovies getting made, and maybe adopt a new one into your family on the way out. And if you head east, you’ll end up in Waterbury at the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory.
There’s no need to always head north. Just an hour to the west is Mystic, CT. Home to the Mystic Pizza shop, made famous by the 1988 Julia Robert’s movie. Grab “A Slice of Heaven” in this small, picturesque coastal town, and then head over to either Mystic Seaport or the Mystic Aquarium. You can also shop til you drop at Olde Mistick Village.
If skiing and snowboarding are your thing, pile the gear into your Honda and hit the slopes at one of these local ski destinations: