My husband and I are taking a Northeast trip next week and would love any recommendations for great food, drinks, coffee and cool places to see! We’re from Arizona so we’re excited for a big change in scenery.
As someone who lives along I-95 in CT— that drive from RI to NY will take anywhere from 3-8 hours if traveling in daylight. FYI. Traffic is horrendous. I would avoid that route at all costs, considering you’re not even planning on stopping along it.
Downtown Hudson NY has some fantastic bars and restaurants! Check out Lawrence Park and The Maker for fantastic cocktails and food! Breadfolks for pastries and Back Bar for some fun outdoor atmosphere and food!
Duck fat in Portland Maine is incredible. Also would recommend Tandem coffee. They’re an award winning roaster.
I live in Burlington! For food, check out Honey Road for amazing Mediterranean fare served as small plates, tapas style. Brio coffee is an amazing toaster here in Burlington, and Onyx Tonix is another excellent coffee shop with incredible offerings. The coffee shops I listed are third wave shops, and are guaranteed to have excellent coffee.
My wife and I did a similar but shorter trip last month. We really liked Newport, especially the cliff walk and The Breakers. Gillette Castle in CT was interesting. We rented bikes in Burlington and rode the path along Lake Champlain. Favorite places we ate were Massimo in Federal Hill area of Providence and Hoodoo Brown BBQ near Danbury CT.
In Portland area: Peaks Island, Portland Head Lighthouse, and Becky’s Diner we’re places we liked.
That is a fantastic route. Stay in old town Montreal if you can. The farmhouse in Burlington (make a reservation) and hit some breweries (foam, zero gravity, Burlington beer) and grab new world tortilla for a quick lunch. Portland- “tandem” for breakfast or coffee, Newport- take a sunset cruise, Boston- eat in the north end or the seaport