Summertime is the perfect time for exploring new places. Take one of these quick day trips - all within close proximity to Boston - and escape the city chaos.
1. Martha's Vineyard : "It only takes a few hours to drive down to Falmouth and hop on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Explore the island on foot, or bring your bike. Spend some time at the beach, or duck in and out of shops and restaurants in town."
2.The Cape: "For a perfect summer day, drive out to the Cape and work up an appetite at the beach before heading to Captain Frosty’s in Dennis for a hefty serving of fish and chips—or maybe a lobster roll."
3. Rockport: "Rockport is a small coastal town on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula with shops, good food, and beautiful views. Its proximity to Boston and accessibility by car or commuter rail makes it convenient for all."
4. Boston Harbor Islands: "It’s easy to forget that all 34 of the Boston Harbor Islands are right in our own backyard. You can take the ferry out to visit one of the more popular spots, Spectacle Island, to go for a hike and then cool off with a swim."
5. Pilmouth Plantation in Plymouth: "Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth is perfect for families looking for a day of fun. The site of the first Thanksgiving will give you a glimpse at what life was like for those who first settled in New England."