New England News

Re-opening News

As travel resumes, please know that New England is ready to welcome you.

The five states that form Discover New England are open for business and look forward to welcoming you with the recommended health protocols in place to ensure a safe visit and memorable experience.

For the latest travel guidelines for each state, please check the links below.

Discover New England Virtually

You’re home right now. We all are – together but separate. And while we know that’s the right thing to do, it doesn’t mean we don’t miss the things we love.

In spring, nature reawakens with blooming flowers and trees, water gently laps the shoreline of our lakes and our ocean tides are especially strong and dramatic.

We think spring in New England shouldn’t be missed, so we’re giving you a chance to take a peek and Discover New England from the comfort of your home.

Until we see you again, enjoy!


Connecticut has gathered a list of popular attractions across the state that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home. Watch live animals, take virtual tours, participate in learning activities, try virtual yoga classes and more!


As we all practice physical distancing, Maine has come up with some tips on staying connected with Maine, along with a list of virtual experiences.


The New Bedford Whaling Museum has launch a new section of their website called “Museum From Home.” Visitors can take virtual tours, link to recorded talks and presentations, view online exhibitions, and find educational and fun activities.

The Peabody Essex Museum is sharing exhibits, educational podcasts, and e-newsletters through their website and social media channels. #PEMfromHome​

Essex National Heritage Area have created a wonderful #heritageathome website to help connect, inspire, and engage in an uncertain time. It has history and interesting content to read from home and updated information on getting outside while social distancing.

The Creative Collective MA team has curated an outstanding list of virtual experiences here, there, and everywhere to help pass and enrich our time at home.

Learn about Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Salem Witch Trials with a virtual field trip from The House of Seven Gables. Download the Google Expeditions app to get started.

The Salem Witch Museum is keeping busy on Facebook with a virtual book club featuring a selection of both fiction and nonfiction titles about the Salem Witch Trials. Join the group and start reading your first book here. The museum is also offering virtual tours.

Greater Boston has a growing list of virtual experiences.

Visit the Virtual Rockwell Museum from anywhere. The museum has created multiple ways for visitors to experience its collections with related history, photography, video and audio.

The Clark’s entire permanent collection is available online. Anyone is free to browse the collection and download any of the works.

Boston Symphony Orchestra has introduced BSO at Home: Behind the Scenes and BSO Home School has video tutorials with BSO musicians released on a weekly basis and includes a Symphony Hall tour.

Mass MoCA is bringing its art to the public with Morning, Afternoon, and Evening ‘Art Breaks’ with both visual and performing arts.

New Hampshire

To help visitors experience New Hampshire at a time when they can’t travel here in person. Their website now includes numerous virtual experiences. Also, check out their video series How I Live Free, Live Free 360 videos, and Live Free with Kris for future trip planning.

Rhode Island

Enjoy Rhode Island from afar with these virtual experiences to have from the comfort of your home.

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