The small town of Rye lies on the short coastline of New Hampshire, on the Atlantic Ocean. This is in the north-east of the United States of America; in an area that is commonly referred to as New England. Your holidays in Rye will be perfectly placed in order to make the most of this attractive coastline, as well as providing you with close access to Boston and Massachusetts state to the south, and Maine to the north. You are also very close to many of the largest towns in New Hampshire itself, including Portsmouth, Manchester and Concord - you can see why this area is called ‘New England’!
Your holidays in Rye really will be able to take advantage of the town’s position on the Atlantic Ocean. There are some great beaches on the short stretch of coastline that comes under the state of New Hampshire and these will allow you to enjoy water-based activities such as swimming, sailing, surfing, wind surfing, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing and pleasure boat rides. The Pawtuckaway State Park is a short drive to the west of the self catering accommodation in Rye and here you can enjoy pastimes such as nature walking and hiking, horse riding and bird spotting.
Whilst enjoying your holidays in Rye, whilst travelling around New Hampshire and other states that lie close-by, you will notice how all the settlements are very unimaginatively named after towns in England - in fact, it can become quite confusing when you visit Durham, followed by Nottingham, and then Epsom a few miles after. If you would much prefer to visit one of the largest cities in America, head to Boston for at least a full day’s worth of sightseeing. This is one of the few cities in America where you can view attractions that can be considered anything like ‘historic’ and the oldest church in Boston should definitely appear on your to do list. This is the Old North Church. Other attractions to bear in mind include Boston Harbor Islands National Park, Boston Public Garden and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The seasons are as you would expect for your holidays in Rye: winters are often cold with snow and summers are much warmer and drier. The average temperature during the summer months should comfortably hit the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius on most days. From December until February, this is more likely to be around 4 degrees Celsius or lower. There are around 42 inches of rainfall in this part of the US every year.
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) will be the best choice for holidays in Rye. This airport has a number of airlines flying to and from the UK and these include United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, BMI, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Flights to Boston depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR).