Visit New England – The DON'Ts of Visiting New England

Whether you are heading for Leaf Peeping in Maine, catching a Celtics or Patriots game in Boston or enjoying some of the best beer in the world in Vermont …

50 thoughts on “Visit New England – The DON'Ts of Visiting New England

  1. Chuckie lbc says:

    I remeber as a kid my dumbass thought that new England was part of England and was like why they sound American if their British and their flag is ours. Hey I was a kid I did not know I was barley in kindergarten when I said that.

  2. Matt S says:

    Driving tips. Use your blinker, go against Boston traffic when touring unless you want a couple hours of being stuck in traffic. Dont be surprised if people beep at you, or tailgate for going the speed limit in the fast lane. Remember the speed limit is 5-10 miles over unless on backroads and main roads and 10-20 over on the highway. If you tailgate people will break check you.

  3. Rogue Angelxx says:

    He doesn't talk about New Hampshire. We're right between Maine and Vermont, we have the world's largest arcade (Funspot) and we have Weirs Beach and Hampton Beach and he says nothing about us. I feel so left out 😭
    Also, Dunkie's is everywhere and it's wicked good. Try it. You'll love it.
    Oh, and stay out of Southern NH. Stay around Central NH. We have beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Manchester and Nashua are craphole Boston wannabes. They suck.

  4. Haiden Geary says:

    New England accents tend to be exaggerated in movies like anywhere else. But that always depends on who you speak with, clearly. I am from the Boston area and when I moved to North Carolina for about 2 years, I noticed I pronounced words differently. Basically, think Good Will Hunting. Im not even sure what he means by a strong Boston accent, because even in Boston many sound different. Overall, tho, you can absolutely point out a New Englander / Bostonian in a crowd. Especially from Massachusetts. And yes, we do use words like "wicked".

    As for different teams, most people have no problem with talking about other teams, this dudes exaggerated hard here. Dunks also, great coffee for sure, but find a small diner. Milkshakes are made with ice cream as well, just like anywhere else. Im not sure what he means by milk with syrup… thats chocolate milk, or whatever flavor is used.

  5. scazermazz says:

    Moved from SC to NY several years ago and some of the best travelling I've done is in Vermont. The food is incredible, people are awesome and the microbrews? My trunk gets full. Still have to go to NH and Maine

  6. Niko Nation says:

    Few comments…. 1) You mention that you can talk about the Yankees… that really only applies to Connecticut and some areas of western Vermont. I wouldn't ever suggest talking about the Yankees anywhere east of the Connecticut river. 2). You can complain about the weather…. especially in the Boston area…. this is less true in Maine, New Hampshire, and especially Vermont (which embraces winter). 3). The Boston accent is alive and well…but you generally need to mix with the local suburban types to hear it. Some good places to hear solid boston accents… the subway (the t) in boston…and in particular on the lines that go deep into the closer suburbs… Green Line and Blue Lines. Spend some time up on the north and south shore in the suburbs and you'll hear crazy strong Boston accents everywhere you go. Dunkin Donuts at 7 am… grab a "regular coffee" (which means a caffeinated coffee where they already put in the cream and sugar) and sit back and enjoy the accents of the locals.

  7. GreenApple Life says:

    New England Slang

    Wicked: Can be used to to mean great cool or very
    Bubbler: Water Fountain
    Jimmies: Chocolate Sprinkles or just sprinklers on ice cream

    Those are the ones that people always ask me about because the further away from Boston That's Wicked becomes Wicked Cool

    But suggest more

  8. Rem Lezar says:

    Go to New Hampshire to experience the nature
    Go to Massachusetts to experience the history
    Go to Maine if you’re an outdoorsman
    Go to Vermont if you ski
    Go to Rhode Island for quaint villages
    Go to Connecticut if you want to experience the armpit of New England

  9. Mythical Player says:

    Lived here all my life! Grown up and live in RI aka the smallest state in all of America! If your coming here hope you have fun! Just so everyone knows even tho we are a small state we have a ton of people living here!! Really fun and nice people! If anyone is going highly recommend and wish you luck!

  10. Steven Baldi says:

    You will find a lot of chain restaurants in the major metro areas of N.E.. Or at least more-so than away from Boston. Boston does have a lot of both chain and local joints. Also Fairfield County, Conn. has a lot of both. EDIT: In addition, next time you go to Connecticut check out Luigi's Restaurant in Old Saybrook. An awesome "Mom & Pop" place right on highway 1(known in southern N.E. as Boston Post Road.).

  11. Cherst1031 says:

    I kept thinking, "What is this I-95?" Then, I realized it's what us old timers call 128 🙂 Yeah, going from Stoneham to Rockport, MA, is quite a white knuckle experience every time, but I love it!

  12. Chiena Avtzon says:

    New York was founded by the Dutch. Similar to Pennsylvania. It is originally named New Amsterdam and New Netherlands. I shocks me, how many people think it is part of the New England region. As s NYer, I love New England. It is such a great place to visit.

  13. Bully Yay says:

    Well now I have to ask what some of the best local beer is? I’m visiting the area for the first time in a few weeks and want to know which ones to try. Thanks in advance.

  14. JAMES MCROY says:

    Also Vermonters love their Seltzer water and they’ve been drinking it for decades. It’s finally catching on with the rest of the US, but nothing like Vermont where Polar seltzer is based. Secondly using non Vermont maple syrup is cruisin for a bruisin

  15. JAMES MCROY says:

    My mom is from Vermont and I’ve spent a lot of time in Vermont and New England states like New Hampshire and Massachusetts and it’s amazing in the summer, Winter is a different story

  16. Todd says:

    I live in normal England, but I have a bunch of lovely relatives in Maine so I go there whenever I can. The lobster rolls are amazing, but if you're with new englanders there gonna want to watch you trying to eat a whole lobster, messy but a great time. I absolutely love it there and I desperately want to live there. Oh yeah if you're in Portland (Maine) and like beer then go to the Shipyard brewery. They actually get the barley from a small village like 2 miles from where I live lol. Anyway it's just amazing there I can't recommend it enough

  17. Mervyn Partin says:

    I love New England. I've been to Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and found the people to be amazingly friendly. In Boston, you don't need a car- just take the "T" or walk. The Commuter Rail from North Station is probably the best way to visit Rockport (a lovely little seaport) and Salem (where we bought a witch's broomstick to take back to my wife's mother-she loved it!). Also recommend Samuel Adams beers in Boston. As for the weather, having spent a few hours in the cold snow on the deck of a ship taking on fuel oil in Boston in my Merchant Marine days, I found the springtime time much better for a vacation with my wife.

  18. Leah Gould says:

    Prayers to every tourist who has to drive around here.. I'm from MA so I'm used to it but still cant believe some of the drivers around here its wilddddd.. (family members and friends included). also yes! so true we definitely are not overly friendly to strangers but don't be afraid to talk to us first we definitely open up very quickly! almost all of us are glad to help and talk with you!

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