Cranes Beach in Ipswich is one of the top beaches on the East Coast and is only a short one-hour drive from Boston. Sand dunes, magnificent views, and clean grounds make it a true escape.
The Charles River is known as one of the most beautiful urban walking paths in the country. You can pick-up the path just blocks from the hotel and enjoy the passing sailboats. Be sure to run across the Mass Ave. Bridge to Cambridge on your route back so you can take on unobstructed views of the city’s skyline.
Fenway Park is America’s most beloved ball park. Even if you are not a Red Sox fan, you can appreciate the intimacy you have with the game from every seat.
Kayaking is a great workout for you upper body. Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals drives you upstream the Ipswich River and lets you Kayak or Canoe for 4 hours downstream passing marshes, bird sanctuaries and beautiful wildlife. Don’t have time to drive up the North Shore? Charles River Canoe & Kayak right here in Boston; a fun way to explore the esplanade.
Walking around the city’s largest historical neighborhood, South End Stop for a coffee at the Buttery and stroll home design stores like Lekker, Mohr & McPherson and Reside. On Sundays explore the SOWA Open Market with open studios, art/crafts and a farmer market.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Sam’s @ Louis Boston with breath-taking views of the entire city from Boston’s waterfront district.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of the most interesting museums I have been to in my life. The building is designed in the style of a fifteenth-century Venetian palace, with a magnificent, flower-filled courtyard. Each gallery has a character of its own, and unique installations, chosen by Mrs. Gardner herself, impart an air of intimacy to a distinguished collection.
If you don’t have time for a day of sailing, take the MBTA’s F4 Inner Harbor ferry service from Long Wharf to Charlestown Navy Yard. This 10-minute ride on the city public transportation system is a fun way to quickly get out on the water.
Our Universities are really what put the city this size on the world’s map. Explore the contrasting campuses of Harvard University and MIT.
Spend the day on Cape Cod! Ferry service from Boston to Provincetown takes 1 hour 30 minutes and the vacation starts the minute you step foot on the boat. Once you arrive, rent a bike and explore the beautiful beaches and sand dunes. After a day at the beach, head into town and have and grab an early dinner of oysters and lobsters outside in the sun.