Sometimes you just need to get away – that can mean for a couple of hours, a day, a few days, or a week or longer. If you’re looking to break away from the ordinary for a little while, then consider planning a day trip around Massachusetts. This beautiful New England state is home to Boston, where an unlimited amount of history is available for you to discover and re-live. Check out Ben Franklin’s Boston, which is a one-mile tour guided walk that leads you through the childhood of Benjamin Franklin. Afterwards, take a tour of the Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) and enjoy free samples of wine and beer. For the kids, enjoy a visit to the Boston Children’s Museum, where kids can indulge on hands-on activities and have fun while learning!
Just north of Boston is the town of Andover and home to Smolak Farms. Take a tour of this exciting outdoor adventure the whole family will love! You’ll find fun activities during every season of the year. During the summer, enjoy picking your own fruit and the annual Strawberry Festival. During the fall and winter, children will enjoy hayrides, pumpkin carving, and Christmas activities. If you enjoy the outdoors, visit Weir Hill Reservation. Here, you can enjoy beautiful hiking trails, rock climbing, and camping.
In Plymouth, Massachusetts, you can experience the thrill of whale watching with Capt. Tim Brady and Sons Deep Sea Fishing and Whale Watching. You’ll set sail on the custom passenger vessel Mary Elizabeth and listen to your captain describe the deep sea waters and the amazing marine life that lies beneath. Then with your binoculars, you’ll see whales emerge from their comfort of deep water and take a peek as if they’re saying “hello” to you.
Don’t forget to scout out some good places to eat! In Boston, you’ll find 75 Chestnut. This restaurant serves up some of the best steaks available in Massachusetts, as well as lobster, gourmet seafood entrees, and tasty vegetarian dishes. For a more low key dining experience, check out Dylan’s Bar and Grill in Andover. This cozy little bar serves some wonderful hamburgers and fries, bistro sandwiches, fountain drinks, and for the adults, a wide variety of beers and mixed liquor drinks.
With all that Massachusetts has to offer, you’re sure to experience the ultimate day trip. You’ll find activities to keep the whole family busy while having the time of your life!