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Easy Road Trips for New Englanders

Last updated on October 31, 2019 at 10:55 am

We are in the thick of the Summer which means it’s road trip season for New Englanders. Why not cross over the borders this summer and explore your favorite summer activity in another New England city or state? There are plenty of local spots that are easy to get to by car. Check out some suggested easy road trips for New Englanders below.

Newport, RI

  • An easy destination to get to with so many activities, there’s something for every type of summer weekender here. Visitors can lounge on the large beaches, sail around the harbor, stroll around the Cliff Walk, tour the mansions, shop downtown and enjoy seafood at many of the waterfront restaurants. Only an hour and a half drive from Boston, this New England destination can be a great day trip or a full weekend affair.

Cape Cod and the Islands

  • One of New England’s most beloved summer destinations. For the beach goers, the Cape and Islands are a must-visit. Spend the day at any of the beaches on the Cape, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, explore the downtown areas and shops, and enjoy some of the best seafood New England has to offer. Depending on where you go on the Cape, it’s around a two hour drive from Boston but beware of the summer Cape traffic. From the Cape, take a fast ferry (one hour) to Nantucket or a 45 minute ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

New Hampshire

  • There is so much to do and see in New Hampshire that it’s hard to pick just one spot. There is something for everyone – from hiking to camping to lakeside activities and even the beach in some areas – you won’t be bored here. It depends on where you go, but most trips to New Hampshire aren’t more than a two hour drive.

Portland, ME

  • An easy hour and a half drive from Boston, Portland is a foodies’ dream destination. In addition to being on the ocean, it’s one of Boston’s restaurateurs’ favorite places to eat. Bike through downtown and along the coast to explore the city and stop along the way for some great bites.

 Before you head out on the road, be sure to brush up on your road trip safety tips here.

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