Am travelling from UK to see Red Sox play the Yankees during last weekend of the season ( 26/27 Sept) at Fenway. Due to flights we are likely to fly into New York - am wondering whether we should tack on a few days before heading to Boston , so driving from New York north or whether to grab a train from NYC to Boston and then stay on to explore Mass/ Maine for a week or so, flying back to UK out of Boston. Would really appreciate recommendations of where we should go at that time of year- is the weather going to be too cold to enjoy Cape Cod/ Martha's vineyard ( and if not is driving from New York and stopping off best or is driving out of New York too stressful ?) If so ,wher eelse is sspectcular that time of year - 'New England in the fall' is the well worn phrase - but what does that mean ?
Essentially I suppose the question is whether heading out from Boston for a week and then back is best or whether exploring between the two big cities is best. We would be looking for great countryside/ memorable places, decent places to stay ( but not too stuffy ) and great food.
all help/views welcome , thanks !