We happen to believe that we live in the best little corner of the world. We work here, live here, and help other people find their homes here! The four seasons are often celebrated, but Summer is a special part of the year when us New Englanders get to go out and play.
Here’s a list of some great activities for the whole family, whether you want to get away for a weekend or need some rainy-day options.
Lions & tigers & bears…oh my! Zoos are a great day trip for the whole family and we have some great zoos in our area.
Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon – http://southwickszoo.com/
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston – https://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/
Animal Adventures in Bolton – https://animaladventuresboltonma.webs.com/
It’s summer, so of course, going to the beach is a must. We break down some great beaches in a few different areas.
Boston area beaches:
Carson Beach in South Boston – https://www.mass.gov/locations/castle-island-pleasure-bay-m-street-beach-and-carson-beach
Constitution Beach in East Boston – https://www.mass.gov/locations/constitution-beach-park
Lovells Island, Boston Harbor Islands – http://www.bostonharborislands.org/lovells-island
Boston Seaport District – https://www.bostonseaport.xyz/
North Shore Beaches:
Crane Beach in Ipswich – http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crane-beach.html
Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester – http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=299
Nahant Beach Reservation in Nahant – https://www.mass.gov/locations/lynn-shore-nahant-beach-reservation
Plum Island beach in Newburyport – https://www.newburyport.com/plum-island-beach/
Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester – https://www.
Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA – https://www.beauporthotel.com/
South Shore Beaches:
Duxbury Beach in Duxbury – http://www.duxburybeach.com/
Humarock Beach in Scituate – https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/humarock-beach/
Nantasket Beach in Hull – https://www.mass.gov/locations/nantasket-beach-reservation
Plymouth Beach in Plymouth – https://www.seeplymouth.com/beaches-and-parks/plymouth-beach
Wollaston Beach in Quincy – https://www.quincyma.gov/govt/depts/park_forestry/beaches/wollaston.htm
Horseneck Beach, Westport – https://www.mass.gov/locations/horseneck-beach-state-reservation
Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA – https://www.seacrestbeachhotel.com/
Indoor Activities – Great year round!
Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, although we wish we could. Here are some fun rainy day activities!
Apex Entertainment – https://www.apexentertainmentcenter.com/attractions/
Kings Bowling (many locations) – https://www.kings-de.com/boston/
Laser Quest – https://www.laserquest.com/ma-westroxbury/
New England Aquarium – http://www.neaq.org/
Museum of Fine Arts – https://www.mfa.org/
Boston Children’s Museum – http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
Science Museum – https://www.mos.org//
Peabody Essex Museum – https://www.pem.org/
If a day trip just isn’t long enough, here are some great weekend getaways!
Great Wolf Lodge – https://www.greatwolf.com/new-england
Red Jacket Resorts (Cape Cod & North Conway, NH) – https://redjacketresorts.com/
Foxwoods Casino – https://www.foxwoods.com/default.aspx
Mohegan Sun- https://mohegansun.com/
Omni Mount Washington Resort in North Conway, NH – https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/bretton-woods-mount-washington
Adventure Suites in North Conway, NH – http://www.adventuresuites.com/
Anchorage Inn in York Beach, ME – https://www.anchorageinn.com/
Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer has just begun! You have plenty of time to go away for a weekend or two, or try out a new activity!