A friend and I will be making a trip to wander through and explore New England, flying into Manchester, NH and renting a car on June 23rd and out of Burlington, VT July 1st. So far, the only thing set in stone besides the flight is the weekend before the first in a cabin with friends somewhere an hour and a half from Burlington. And of course, the obligatory trip to some dock in Maine where you eat boiled lobsters on some weathered picnic table. :)
I've gone through some of the archives on this board, but it was so hard to process some of the more city-specific recommendations, as our plans aren't set yet and I'm so unfamiliar with the area. Any suggestions for places to see, things to do, places to stay, food to eat for such a trip? Any local festivals during that period you could recommend? Dive bars? Fun things to see?
We both live in the South and are trying to get a great chowhound and travel experience of the area, with a very flexible travel schedule. We're probably more inclined to more of the dive type places because of our budgets, and the more off the beaten path the better.