With prettier-than-a-picture countryside, cliff-lined coasts under the watchful beams of centuries-old lighthouses, and countless small towns to stumble upon, New England is a region that merits a lifetime of getaways, weekend or otherwise. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape from the city or a romantic trip, here are 20 of the best weekend getaways in New England.

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1. Block Island, Rhode Island

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Towering bluffs, plains filled with native shrubs,