Budget vacations, getaways in New England
Up and down the Maine coast, there are spots that serve up some great food. Here are ten dishes that, using fresh ingredients, inventive preparation, and various ethnic touches, make the meal worth a drive.
Spring is the best in New England for finding travel bargains. Stuck between ski and beach seasons, hotels tend to slash their rates and restaurants start creatively filling up their specials boards. These four destinations (some off the beaten track, some on) offer hefty deals. And each has enough charms to help you shake off a winters worth of cabin fever. -- Alexandra Hall and Michael Blanding for Globe Magazine
Pictured: Not so sleepy, Portland, Maine, is known for a buzzing dining scene. The city has reinvented itself as a national food mecca.