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Boston Daytrips


Day trips in New England are both diverse and plentiful. New England offers everything from small quaint historic towns, camping and the great outdoors, to amusement parks, ski resorts, amazing beaches, &  whale watching in Boston Harbor. You can get to the beach, the mountains, the big city, a country town all within an hour or two.


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Boston Harbor Islands National Park AreaBoston
The Boston Harbor Islands offer countless opportunities for visitors to tour historical sites, observe wildlife, and participate in recreational activities.
Magic Wings Butterfly ConservatoryWestern Mass, $$
Open 7 days a week - year round - this magical butterfly conservatory is relaxing and fun for all ages. See exhibits, live butterflies, beautiful gardens and m
Providence Children's MuseumRhode Island, $$
Providence Children's Museum is a hands-on place where kids and grown-ups play and learn together. Come see how much fun learning can be!
The Butterfly PlaceWestford, $$
The Butterfly Place is an indoor preserve which has been carefully designed for the development of magnificent colorful butterflies. At any given time, the atrium may contain up to 500 butterflies representing as many as 50 different species from around the world.
Beech Hill Farm and Ice Cream BarnNew Hampshire, Free
The Kimball family invites you to their 9th generation historic family farm on Beech Hill Road in beautiful Hopkinton, New Hampshire.
Ben & Jerry's Factory ToursVermont, $$
Ben & Jerry's Ice cream factory tours are 30 minutes long. Sign-up is on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. Day trip tours fill up quickly, so please plan accordingl
Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst CollegeAmherst, Free
Amherst College's collections include fossil skeletons of a mammoth, mastodon, dire wolf, saber-toothed cat, Irish Elk and cave bear; the world’s largest collection of dinosaur tracks, and skulls of a Tyrannosaurus rex...
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & ArboretumRhode Island, $
Blithewold, located in Bristol, RI, is 33 acres of lawns, gardens, specimen trees, and historic stone structures. Blithewold provides a wide array of educational programs for adults and children.
Cabbage Island ClambakesMaine, $$$
Cabbage Island has been the home of traditional clambakes since 1956! Take a cruise around Boothbay Harbor en route to Cabbage Island, where you will be greeted by a feast of Maine lobsters, clams, and all the traditional fixings!
Cape Cod Scenic RailroadCape Cod, $$$
All aboard! The Scenic Excursion Train winds past cranberry bogs, lush marshes, and natural woodlands on it two-hour journey between Hyannis and the Cape Cod Canal.
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