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The Best 17 Surprisingly Romantic Destinations in the Northeast USA


The Getaway Mavens have been hard at work, collecting and organizing the best two and three day escapes in the Northeast USA (Virginia to Maine).  The following 17 surprisingly romantic destinations are perfect: to pop the question, for a nearby honeymoon, to celebrate a special life event, or just determine if you and "the one" are [...]

Block Island RI: Slow Down and Walk

Mohegan Bluffs Beach

WHY GO: The smallest and closest of the New England Islands (along with Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket), it’s slightly over an hour from New London, CT by high-speed ferry to this baby-chick shaped chunk of land just 7 miles long and four miles wide. In the late 1800’s, Victorians built hotels overlooking harbor and ocean, and [...]

Hanover NH: Dartmouth, Assyrian Reliefs, Mexican Murals and the Appalachian Trail

Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth

WHY GO: It’s no big secret that Hanover NH is Dartmouth College. The campus takes up most of Hanover, including the Town Green and some shops. But there are several reasons why even non-college bound explorers flock to this quintessential New England community: for the world-renowned Assyrian Reliefs dating back to Biblical times, to hike [...]

Concord NH: A Small Town Both Civic Minded and Worldly

NH State Library Concord NH

WHY GO: This is not the Concord of the “Shot Heard Round the World.” That Concord is in Massachusetts, and it refers to the first armed rebellion in the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Concord and Lexington.  But you could say that New Hampshire’s Concord generates the “Shouts Heard Round the World,” as every [...]

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.


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