Boston Day Trips: While there are so many different options, here are some of our favorite day trips from Boston.

Boston is so centrally located in New England. It’s the perfect spot for a family vacation because you’ll be able to see a wide variety of family attractions, including cultural and historic spots.

Boston Harbor Islands:Take the ferry at Long Wharf in Boston to one of the several islands making up the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.

Newport RI: Less than a two-hour drive from Boston, you’ll find Newport Rhode Island, where you can step into the gilded age

Mystic CT: located less than a two hour drive from the downtown area of Boston. While it’s a great day trip, you could also stay one or two nights here.

Plymouth, MA: If your vacation plans include a trip down to the Cape Cod National Seashore, you’ll find Plymouth on the way

Rockport, MA: This quaint seaside village is one of my favorite places to visit for the day. Be sure to visit Bearskin Neck for shopping and dining.

Salem, MA: Home to the infamous Salem Witch Trials, Salem, MA is about 50 minutes from the city and offers museums, shops, and restaurants.

Gloucester, MA: Famous from the TV show Wicked Tuna, as well as the movie The Perfect Storm, Gloucester is a fun seaside town known for delicious seafood.

Portsmouth, NH: Right over the New Hampshire border is Portsmouth NH, a coastal town filled with shops and restaurants. It's also a short drive to Kittery Maine.

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