From outdoor playtime to a cornucopia of autumn dining perfect for the family, these are some of the best ways to spend a fall day with the family in the area.
Grab your bike and head downtown Sunday, Sept. 23 to join the group bike ride Hub on Wheels. The ride begins and ends on City Hall Plaza, and is appropriate for beginner and experienced riders alike.
After a long summer in the sun, it is time to switch up the excitement and head out to West Springfield for The Big E Festival. Less than two hours from Boston, this event offers all the makings of a fun filled day. Enjoy the music, food, games, rides, animals, crafts, and daily parade as you spend quality time with family and friends.
Disc golf blends frisbee and golf to create a fun and exciting outdoor activity, and around Boston, it’s a great way to get out in the area’s prettiest parks. Play a leisurely game on a summer afternoon, or challenge friends to a serious match.
Avoid the Boston traffic this summer by taking a short trip on the commuter rail to the best places to play in the city. These five spots offer the fun and relaxation of a quick getaway without the drive. Pack up and head out for a relaxing trip to the city’s best green-trip destinations.
The Hamptons are the epitome of an upscale getaway, a mere 4.5 hours from Boston. The dining, beaches, nightlife and accommodations cover every base to provide the perfect weekend getaway for any traveler. Mingle with celebrities, socialites and politicians while you spend a weekend in style right here in the Hamptons.
The summer days are warm and relaxing, but the summer nights are cool and inviting. They provide the perfect backdrop for a view of the WaterFire in Providence. Walk by the water or stop in one of the many shops, but be ready for some visual excitement as this unique sculpture is set ablaze.
New York City offers everything you might want in a vacation, yet is only a four-hour drive from Boston. Famous for everything from sight-seeing to cuisine, it also boasts ample historical landmarks, fabulous hotels and an exciting nightlife. Explore the streets or take in a show, but don’t miss out on a weekend opportunity to find out what New York City is all about.
For a budget-friendly escape from Boston, few one-tank trips beat a day at Lake Winnipesaukee. Spend time on the beach, enjoy dining and shopping, stroll the apple orchards, or hike the nearby trails, but don’t miss out on this perfect day trip right near home. The views of the lake are spectacular, and outdoor activities abound, making this New Hampshire getaway a must.
A summer weekend on the Outer Cape is the perfect way to get out of the city and onto the beach. No plane tickets are needed for this affordable vacation, as it is a quick 90-minute drive from Boston through Plymouth. Tour the dunes or just relax on the beach, but don’t miss out on a sunny, sea-side visit to the Outer Cape this summer.