We (my hubby and I) will be celebrating a special anniversary this year and have finally decided to visit the US, starting (and probably) finishing in Boston.
I can get flights direct to Boston from Dublin and we are looking at spending at least 3 weeks (4 at a stretch) on this trip. We are thinking about arriving in early October - I have heard that New England is very pretty in the Autumn.
Our very tentative plans include spending about 3-4 days in Boston, then leaving and visiting some of the small villages/resorts on the coast/inland before returning to Boston to overnight before flying home. I also wondered if it would be doable to visit Niagara Falls and if this would involve another flight.
I suppose my main questions are;
Is this a good time of year to visit the area? (eg. what type of weather/temps could we expect?, is it likely to be very busy? are we too late to get decent accom. booked?)
Is a car essential?
What are the places we 'must see'?
We are open to suggestions regarding itinerary. About us, we are mid-forties, fairly fit, enjoy eating out, exploring, sight-seeing and cycling when on holiday. And some relaxation too of course.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I realise I have lots of planning to do and I thought this might be the best place to start.