Best Massachusetts Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Massachusetts Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
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A traditional lodge at the top of the highest summit in Massachusetts. A windblown summit looming in mists and tracked by the Appalachian ...
Published by Wilderness Press North Adams, MA - Roughing It Easy in New England: Outdoor Adventures Near Lodgings

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 2. Cape Cod: Seascapes and Seafood Weekend Getaway
Soft breezes off the sea. Acres and acres of salt marshes and cranberry bogs. Clam shacks. For many Cape Cod is synonymous with the ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Provincetown, MA - Quick Escapes: New York City

3. Cape Cod, Massachusetts Weekend Getaway
The peninsula called Cape Cod, separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the 17.5-mi Cape Cod Canal, pairs sandy beaches and dunes ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Hyannis, MA - Fodor's Great American Vacations

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 4. Boston (With or Without a Car): Exploring the Hub Weekend Getaway
A college crew team muscling up the Charles. A mime surrounded by a crowd of eager viewers at Faneuil Hall marketplace. A fragrant ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Boston, MA - Quick Escapes: New York City

5. Cape Ann & the North Shore, Massachusetts (Including Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Newburypoty, and Rockport) Weekend Getaway
When Bostonians say they're going to "The Cape," they’re generally talking about Cape Cod. Fewer people consider regular weekends ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Gloucester, MA - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Boston

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Boston is as complex as any city in the world—and more than most for drivers who are used to the familiar rectangular grid layout ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Boston, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

7. Martha's Vineyard: A Carefree Getaway Weekend Getaway
The Vineyard, as it is locally known and referred to by its fans, lies just off the coast of Cape Cod. It got its name in the early ...
Published by Insiders' Guide West Tisbury, MA - Quick Escapes: New York City

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 8. Marblehead, Salem, Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport, Annisquam, Essex, Ipswich & Newburyport, MA Weekend Getaway
Massachusetts’s North Shore winds along the coast from Marblehead, a lovely sailing center, through Salem and Cape Ann to Newburyport, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Gloucester, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

9. Nantucket (With or Without a Car): Cobblestones and Beaches Weekend Getaway
In many ways Nantucket is the designer-label island of the Northeast, the Ralph Lauren of islands. Absolutely every inch of Nantucket ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Nantucket, MA - Quick Escapes: New York City

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 10. Boston, Massachusetts Weekend Getaway
New England’s largest and most important city and the cradle of American independence, Boston is more than 370 years old, far older ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Boston, MA - Fodor's Great American Vacations

11. Bass River Lighthouse: The Lighthouse Inn Weekend Getaway
The stay at the Lighthouse Inn at the old Bass River Lighthouse on Cape Cod is different than at most lighthouses. The working private ...
Published by Insiders' Guide West Dennis, MA - Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns

12. Coast to Coast: Learning and Luxury Weekend Getaway
With its 400 miles of coastline, New England’s smallest state is perfectly suited to weekend getaways. This is, after all, where restless ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Newport, RI - Quick Escapes: Boston

13. Brewster, Dennis, Barnstable & Sandwich, MA Weekend Getaway
This itinerary takes you through a series of lovely towns on Cape Cod Bay that have not suffered much from overdevelopment. This ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Sandwich, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

14. Martha's Vineyard: Celebrity Playground Weekend Getaway
Long before the Clintons showed up as houseguests (following a time-honored island tradition of cadging a free vacation), this sizable ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press West Tisbury, MA - Quick Escapes: Boston

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This itinerary covers in detail the best that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. Martha’s Vineyard, barely 20 miles long and 10 miles ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Edgartown, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

16. Central Massachusetts (Including Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, and Worcester) Weekend Getaway
Head west from Boston toward Massachusetts’s middle, and you’ll discover areas both well traveled and little known. In the triangle ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Concord, MA - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Boston

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 17. Lexington, Concord & Sudbury, MA Weekend Getaway
This itinerary covers in detail the historic cities of Lexington and Concord and the town of Sudbury. In addition, there are side ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Lexington, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

18. Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown and Truro Weekend Getaway
Inn or bed and breakfast near a sandy seacoast preserve. From the narrow strand of Nauset Beach near Chatham at Cape Cod’s elbow to ...
Published by Wilderness Press Provincetown, MA - Roughing It Easy in New England: Outdoor Adventures Near Lodgings

19. The Lower Coast: A Cosmopolitan Outpost Weekend Getaway
Though Maine certainly has its wild side—the farther Down East you go, or deep into the interior—the southern coast represents a gradual ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Portland, ME - Quick Escapes: Boston

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This itinerary will take you into a quiet corner of the southern shore that tourists who stick to the main roads will never see. You ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press New Bedford, MA - Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

 
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