Fall is the best time to visit the Northeast. Temperatures are cool, there are no school breaks during these months, so crowds will be less, and the fiery-colored fall foliage will take your breath away.
The days will be mild, and you’ll want a layer for the mornings and evenings. In late-October and November, you’ll need warmer layers for the whole day. The ocean and lakes will be very cold, so be prepared for water temperatures if you want to swim.
Winter is also a great time to visit the Northeast. You’ll have your pick of snow sports throughout the entire region at renowned ski resorts such as Killington, Stowe, and Whiteface Mountain.
The holidays are an excellent time to experience the Northeast U.S. but be prepared for higher prices and tourist numbers around Christmas and New Year’s. Make sure you bring lots of layers for warmth and to have dry clothes for when you get wet.
This is a fantastic season to visit because wildflowers will start to bloom, and lush foliage will have returned to the forests. The weather can still be cold in the evenings and mornings in March and early April, so make sure you have layers.
Spring is a great time to visit the famous cities and popular spots before the summer crowds descend. To steer clear of the higher prices and crowds, avoid popular Spring break weeks from mid-March to early April.
Summer will be much cooler than in other parts of the U.S., but you’ll still want shorts, short sleeves, and swimsuits. Like most places in the U.S., summer is the peak travel season because of school breaks, so crowds and prices will be at their highest.
New England’s beaches are particularly popular in the summer, so book your accommodation in advance if you want a view of the ocean.