After our sightseeing we are thinking of booking the Amtrak to Boston for a tuesday morning to avoid car hire /traffic in NY and to experience another mode of traffic in the USA. We then have 10 nights before flying back from Boston to the UK.
Now here is our dilemma: we first thought we wanted to spend 2-3 nights around Boston pick up a hire car and then rent a cottage or house for 7 nights on Cape Cod before heading home from Boston.Reading through all the forums we are not sure anymore whether the Cape is right for us as it seems extremely busy, commercialised and congested ( right or wrong?).
We have been to California and Florida and have seen all sorts of different places and we have mostly preferred the less commercialized towns like Anna Maria Island and Venice on the FL gulfcoast as well as the smaller towns in CAL.
We do know that weather and water temp is cooler in New England but we would still like the occasional swim and preferably a few days on a nice ocean beach. Ideally we want to see a variety of different scenery that New England has to offer and Maine seems to fit the bill.
I have looked at Acadia/Bar Harbor area or maybe some area inland with lovely mountain scenery for some more remote experience but due to teens different hobbies/interests probably just 2-3 days/nights followed by 7 nights beach but not sure which one.
We would love to do some cycling/canoeing/ whitewater rafting??? and father and son might enjoy some fishing, mum and daughter shopping and we all would like to do some whale watching.
Accomodation budget is about $200-300/night and we would prefer 2 bedrooms +kitchen by the beach, don't mind sharing room with kids for 2/3 nights. Not sure about driving times between places but don't want to drive every day.
Need to be back at Logan airport for 6pm on a friday night :-(
Please share your favourite spot/ideas/suggestions with us and we will be very happy :-)
Thank you and sorry for rambling on