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Trip List by PatsFan584

Great Daytrips from Boston

Apr 17, 2006  Boston Traveler
3.0 of 5 stars based on 12 votes

Here are some great places for Bostonians to get away to.

  • 1. Cape Cod
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    A day at Cape Cod is the Quintessential New England experience. Bike ride to the beach, swim against the waves or play one of the capes many award winning golf courses and polish everything off with a succulent lobster dinner. 1-2 hours from Boston, depending on where in the Cape you go. (Summer)

  • 2. Lake Winnipesaukee
    Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, United States

    This idyllic setting is perfect for summertime activities like waterskiing and kayaking. 2 hrs from Boston. (Summer)

  • 3. Foxwoods Resort
    Grand Pequot Tower, Mashantucket, Mystic Country

    Come here for a night of gambling and entertainment. About 2 hours from Boston. (Any time)

  • 4. WaterFire
    WaterFire Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

    Patrons are wowed by Barnaby Evans' fire sculptures along the Three Rivers of Providence. 45 minutes from Boston. (Spring and Summer)

  • 5. Loon Mountain Park
    Loon Mountain, Lincoln

    Loon offers some of the better skiing in the northeast, and is only and hour and a half to two hours away from Boston. (Winter)

  • 6. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
    Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts

    This is obviously a must for basketball lovers. The Basketball Hall of Fame covers the game's rich history while also offering interactive features to its visitors. An hour and a half from Boston. (Any time)

  • 7. Burlington
    Burlington, Vermont

    This may be cheating (it's more of an overnight trip if you want to make it worthwhile), but Burlington is terrific New England town in northern Vermont. It's beautiful in winter as well as summer, as it is close to many ski mountains and right on the majestic Lake Champlain. Burlington's driving force is unquestionably the University of Vermont. 3.5 hrs from Boston. (Any time)

  • 8. Six Flags New England
    Six Flags New England, Agawam, Massachusetts

    A great place to take the kids on those days when they have extra-high energy. An hour to an hour and a half from Boston. (Spring and Summer)

  • 9. Canobie Lake Park
    Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire

    Not quite as expansive or glamorous as Six Flags, but this quaint New Hampshire theme park will undoubtedly bring a smile to your kid's face. 50 minutes from Boston. (Spring and Summer)

  • 10. Water Country
    Water Country, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    My favorite theme park growing up, I'm sure kids will love this place, even though it's probably undergone some changes since the last time I was there. 1 hr, 20 minutes from Boston. (Summer)

  • 11. Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts

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