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October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

Oh, NH is definitely back on the trip! Pickity Place looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much!!

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

Hmm...we had been thinking about eliminating NH from a time perspective, but all of the NH suggestions sound great!! May have to rethink that!

I have a Legal Seafood near me, so we would probably avoid that for this trip. I just glanced at the menu for the White Horse Tavern, it looks amazing!!

No one seems to be super excited about lobster rolls but, personally, I can't wait!! Thanks for no filler tip, probably wouldn't have known that. I don't think convincing anyone to get ice cream will be too difficult!!

Thank you!

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

We had been thinking about New Haven but that's not set in stone.

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

Let me apologize for being so vague. I'm so flustered by this trip at the moment. My friend decided she wanted to plan the trip herself, which was fine by me as the whole thing was her idea. I found out last week that she had yet to do anything and I was nervous that we would have difficulty booking hotels if we waited much longer. I'm also super new to this site, so I didn't really realize all the details I would need to include.

The trip is being touted as a chowder tour, so I suppose that would be my primary focus in terms of dining but I know that I personally can't eat nothing but chowder for 8 days. We will be there in mid to late October. We had been thinking we would try to do 4 areas in that time, leaving us about 2 days in each area. I'm sure we could spend a week in one spot in a lot of New England but, since neither of us have ever been to any part of it, we thought we would try to get a sampling of different areas and possibly plan future trips to further explore.

We were thinking that we'd start in Portland, ME, then make our way to Boston, RI (Providence? Newport?) and then finish in CT. I have no idea where to go in CT. I had been thinking the New Haven area but, admittedly, that's the one leg of my trip I haven't much researched yet. My husband is uber-paranoid and is convinced that the two of us are going to pick up a serial hitchhiker and be murdered or something, so we would certainly want to stay in areas that are safe, generally speaking.

We're on a bit of a budget (both teachers!!) so we aren't really looking for a ton of fine dining, but we would certainly consider a splurge or two. In terms of activity besides food (I know this site is dedicated to food, but if there's anything you think may be interesting...) we would certainly be interested in historical type activities but we also love kooky, random things.

I hope this helps to clarify and, again, I apologize for any confusion!

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

Oh my! So many suggestions!! My friend originally proposed this trip as a "chowder tour" but didn't have much of an idea as to what we should to besides sampling chowder. :)

We'll be going in mid to late October, I actually thought that the leaf season would be over, glad we may be able to catch some of it! We're planning to book our lodging in the next week.

I don't think we're so much looking to shop in outlet-type shops but we'd certainly be into cool little shops that are around. We're definitely looking to spend some time in Boston and the Providence/Newport area. We weren't really sure of what areas were good in NH and CT. I had forgotten about Salem, but I definitely think that's something we'd love to check out!!

We have a pretty broad spectrum of interests. Big fans of historical stuff, but also are pretty into kooky, random places as well.

I'm so, so grateful for all of the help!! I know I didn't really give you much to go on, but I've already gotten so much from these couple of posts!! Feel free to give me more if you think of anything!

Thanks again!!

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

Sorry, I know my description is vague. We were actually planning to start in Portland. We're not really sure where in Connecticut we're planning to drive to. Like I said, neither of us have ever been anywhere around there, so we have no idea what area are good to go to.

Our budget is fairly flexible. We'd probably tend to stay away from too many high-end activities/restaurants (we're both teachers :), but a splurge or two is certainly doable.

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

A friend and I are going to to be taking a road trip from southern Maine down to Connecticut in October. Neither of us have been to the area and are looking for suggestions for everything...where to stay, what to do and, of course, where to eat. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!!

October Road Trip - Need suggestions!!

A friend and I are going to to be taking a road trip from southern Maine down to Connecticut in October. Neither of us have been to the area and are looking for suggestions for everything...where to stay, what to do and, of course, where to eat. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!!