Looking for a weekend away from your hometown? It’s time! But… you don’t have to go far to get a change of scenery. New England has so many fun places to visit that are just a short drive away. Whether you’re looking to explore a downtown village, eat at some local spots, or visit a museum you’ve been dying to see… we’ve got you covered with 6 places you are sure to love this Spring. Click the links below to see what all of these towns have to offer!
Mystic is a charming New England seaside town in Connecticut. There is so much to see here from exploring maritime history, trying all the incredible dining options, taking in the gorgeous views of Long Island Sound and Mystic River, and so much more. Some fun places to visit while you’re here include the Mystic Museum, Stonington Vineyards, Mystic Museum of Art, or even the Foxwoods Resort and Casino which is close by!
Portland, Maine is a less than two hour drive from Boston, MA and it has so much to offer. Whether you are looking to have a lunch on a secluded beach, indulge in some seafood, or go sight-seeing, you will never run out of things to do. As the biggest city in the state, there are so many cultural and historical tours to choose from that are great for the whole family. Click here for a list of the top attractions in Portland, including Old Port, Allagash Brewery, Portland Museum of Art, Casco Bay, and so much more!
Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, draws local Bostonians to the city with all the amazing things to do here. With many people traveling here for the summer, the spring season sees fewer crowds and more affordable hotel rates. There are several free attractions to enjoy, including going to the State House and RISD Museum. Plus, you can do a self-guided walking tour to really learn about the history of the city. Providence is also home to the Roger Williams Park Zoo which is perfect if you are traveling with kids. And of course, the food options here are endless!
Springfield is a city in Western Massachusetts that is becoming more and ore popular. It may be best known as the birthplace of basketball and home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, which is one of the cities most popular attractions. There is also a Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to visit, as the children’s book author was born here. Some of the most popular museums include George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Springfield Science Museum, and Lyman And Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. And last but certainly not least, if you are just dying to get back into an amusement park, Springfield is home to Six Flags New England!
You may think North Conway is a great place to visit in the winter to ski, but it has many attractions that are perfect for the spring too! It has a wide array of lodging choices including hotels, motels, vacation resorts, campgrounds, and more. If you are looking to sightsee the area, the Conway Scenic Railroad is the best way to do so. If you are in the mood to shop, Settler’s Green Outlet Village is the spot for you. It is also home to Story Land, which is the perfect amusement park for families. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure, a relaxing getaway, or a family vacation, North Conway has it all!
Last but not least, Plymouth, Massachusetts is a perfect spot for a relaxing weekend getaway. It is a coastal town south of Boston that is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement. Whether you are looking to learn about the history of the town or just taking the day to shop and eat, Plymouth has a lot to offer. Some of the most popular museums include Plimouth Patuxet, The Jenney, and Pilgrim Hall Museum. On a sunny spring afternoon, Plymouth Bay Winery and Plymouth Farmers Market are the perfect places to spend the day with friends or family. And of course, Brewster Gardens, a pleasant and peaceful park, is a can’t miss.