Hi- I'm planning a trip next summer and I definetly want to spend most of my time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I'm planning on 7-10 days, 2 of which will be driving there and home from Maryland. I would like to spend at least like 4 or 5 days in the Whites because they are pretty spectacular mountains that I've only driven through once before and I want to drive up Mt Washington, hike through the Flume, etc. We like quaint small towns, but also are looking for town with a good restaurant selection. Is Jackson, NH a good town to stay in?? I would like to add a second destination to this trip as well for 2-3 days. We like the outdoors and nice scenery. I'm debating whether to spend the other half of the trip in Northern Vermont or going to Cape Cod. We tend to goto the mountains more on vacations, but we do enjoy going to the ocean too, especially if its a non-resort type place. Cape Cod has the Cape Cod National Seashore, which sounds nice. As far as New England goes, I've been to Maine including Acadia, various places on the coast, and inland to Baxter and Moosehead Lake. I've also been to many areas of Upstate New York including the Adirondacks. But, I've only driven through a part of Vermont and New Hampshire and haven't been to Cape Cod. in Vermont, Stowe and Burlington, Vermont look like places I might want to see. If I went to Vermont, I would be able to avoid the I-95 corridor for the entire trip and would avoid the NYC area and the Boston area as well and would be a much nicer drive, Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA, being the biggest cities I would have to drive through. Also, I think it would be less mileage, since Cape Cod is much farther away from the White Mountains than is like Stowe or Burlington, Vermont. From Maryland, Cape Cod is closer, but I'm already going north by going to the White Mountains. Plus, then theres the hoards of traffic getting onto Cape Cod. I know they're two different places, but for those of you who have traveled around New England a lot, what destination would make more sense in this trip?