Really sorry to post such a general query but we have limited time to research ourselves.
After finishing up work in NYC my husband & I have the chance to grab 2 weeks to drive up through New England but not certain of what we can fit in, the weather this mid-April and how far to travel out of NYC before picking up hire care and where to drop the car off to (loop trip or one way).
Okay so what are we after and what not:
Not huge amount of time in busy cities or towns (although we would probably like a day or 2 in Boston)
Some time along the coast in Cape-Cod (and if time Maine). We generally like to at least have one day where we may just head out for a great lazy long lunch at a vineyard or restaurant with a lovely view (doesn't have to be a Michelin rated but just really lovely quality).
We like to spend time on some lovely walks (2-4hrs) but will not have our hiking boots with us this trip due to work items.
We are uncertain what areas were damaged by Sandy and should be avoided (don't want to be touristing peoples grief) and we are not setting out to ski (love the vistas) but don't want to be caught in major blizzards or roads that are still very risky.
We are both around 50yrs old so not after the local night clubs either but just some a couple of nice options for dinners of a night as we travel around (so not staying miles from anything to eat).
Thanks in advance to anyone who has the time to respond.