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52 Mini Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank

Reader's Digest Logo By Melissa Klurman of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 53: Why you'll love it: The most legendary drive in New England is the steep and breathtaking climb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire, the oldest-man made attraction in America. The summer of 2021 marked the 160th year travelers have driven more than a mile into the sky to reach the highest point in the Northeast for views to the Atlantic Ocean and into Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and even Canada. Budget tip: For just a few dollars, drivers earn the right to place the legendary "This Car Climbed Mt. Washington" bumper sticker on their car when they reach the top. Where to stay: The Glen House sits at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, within the White Mountain National Forest, and is the perfect base camp for any drive on your mini vacation.  The dog-friendly boutique property is also just steps from the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which offers 25 miles of biking, walking, and hiking trails. The Notch Grille offers New Hampshire brews and comfort food such as short rib tacos and a towering Mt. Washington burger. Make sure you also read up on these new hotel trends before booking your next place to stay. Buy Now

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Why you'll love it: The most legendary drive in New England is the steep and breathtaking climb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire, the oldest-man made attraction in America. The summer of 2021 marked the 160th year travelers have driven more than a mile into the sky to reach the highest point in the Northeast for views to the Atlantic Ocean and into Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and even Canada.

Budget tip: For just a few dollars, drivers earn the right to place the legendary "This Car Climbed Mt. Washington" bumper sticker on their car when they reach the top.

Where to stay: The Glen House sits at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, within the White Mountain National Forest, and is the perfect base camp for any drive on your mini vacation.  The dog-friendly boutique property is also just steps from the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which offers 25 miles of biking, walking, and hiking trails. The Notch Grille offers New Hampshire brews and comfort food such as short rib tacos and a towering Mt. Washington burger. Make sure you also read up on these new hotel trends before booking your next place to stay.

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