In spite of everything Boston has to offer, sometimes you just need to get away. Whether you take your sweetheart or the family, there are numerous destinations that can offer a variety of entertainment options.
Locals call Martha’s Vineyard “The Island.” Martha’s Vineyard is a lovely getaway because so little changes over time. Its size, six distinctive small towns, and its charm make it distinctive. The fact that the only way to get there is by boat or ferry keeps it a lovely place to spend time and unwind.
Whether it’s beaches or restaurants you are looking for, Martha’s Vineyard has the best you can find anywhere. Martha’s Vineyard is proud of its traditions and this is why residents and visitors come back every season.
The six distinct towns of Martha’s Vineyard are Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury. Take in each of these for their local charm and distinctiveness. Have fun identifying the distinctions for yourself.
For natural beauty, one recommendation from this local is that you go to the Aquinnah Cliffs and take in its breathtaking beauty. Then go below to Moshup beach and take one of the most wonderfully private walks you can imagine. This beach is rated highly by travel magazines, but you can still find privacy and solitude there. Watch for shorebirds along the water and ospreys soaring overhead. Listen to the sounds of an incredible natural experience.
Not just for witch museums anymore, Salem has come into its own in the past few years. The Peabody-Essex museum is an absolute must-see, and the New England Pirate Museum will keep you amused for hours – arrgh! Accessible by commuter rail, Salem is close enough for a day trip, but if you’d rather stay overnight, try the Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast.
At the risk of stating the obvious, Newburyport is one of the nicest little towns in Massachusetts. Less than an hour’s drive from Boston (and accessible by commuter rail), this charming town has much to offer. But best of all, Plum Island, a premier Massachusetts beach destination, is right here.
As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston is rich with economic, immigration and social history. Home to the famous “Boston Red Sox” and the Boston Celtics, the Boston Common and more, Boston offers a variety of attractions and historical sites that are sure to pique the interests of many and satisfy much. Beantown is famous for many things and one of them is the food. Just walking downtown you will find an array of restaurants and delicatessens that serve up scrumptious dishes.
Boston is where you can relive Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride and dine on terrific seafood and Italian dishes. It is where you can relax and paddle with swans in the Public Garden or just kick back at the Boston Common. Nearby the city are a number of other historical and exciting attractions.
Just a short ride away to Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous “Witch Trials,” as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of Seven Gables. From Boston you can also take a jaunt over to Plymouth and visit the famous “Plymouth Rock” and a replica of the Mayflower. For those who like to gamble, Foxwoods Casino, home to the world’s largest luxury casino, is just a short ride away.
Some of the sites in Boston include, The USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, The JFK Library Museum, and The New England Aquarium-Home to a variety of sea life and a 200,000 gallon tank known as the “Caribbean Coral Reef” exhibit. Definitely a “must do” attraction is Boston’s Freedom Trail where you walk a red line on the sidewalk. The Freedom Trail starts at the Boston Common and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument. This red-lined trail will take you back in time to the revolutionary period.
If you walk up Tremont Street from the Visitor Center, you will find the State House, Quincy Market (the main shopping district) and the waterfront where delicious seafood dishes can be found. There are costumed tour guides who will be happy to guide you back in time, pointing out all of this site’s historical facts. In addition, many of the local hotels in Boston can help arrange a tour for you. In addition, most of the hotels can also help you get tickets to shows and schedule other Boston excursions.
A city like Boston always seems to have something happening and one never knows when a convention is in town, the sox are playing, or a festival is going on. So, it is always a good idea to find and book your hotel stay well in advance.