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List of the best day trips from Boston. Boston, as one of the earliest American cities, has much to offer visitors -- as does the surrounding area. Day trips to Boston include popular favorites such as Quincy, Salem, Sandwich and many more. Tourists and locals who take these Boston side trips can learn more about American history or simply relax and take in the area’s scenery.

American Revolution buffs, especially, have no dearth of choices when it comes to Boston day trips. Two must-sees include Minute Man National Historical Park and Lexington Battle Green, both of which commemorate the opening battle of the American Revolution in 1775. A side trip from Boston to these sites offers the chance to visit an authentic period home (Hartwell Tavern) and see the site of ‘the shot heard ‘round the world’ (North Bridge).

Travelers interested in literary history might choose a particularly inspiring Boston day trip -- Walden Pond, located near Concord, west of Boston. This famous site gives visitors the chance to walk along the shores of the famous body of water that inspired Henry David Thoreau, and in the summer, take a dip in the pond.

This list is composed of the historical day trips, the literary day trips, and more. These are the best sites around Boston for day trip travelers, ones that remain popular in all seasons. If you have some time to spend in Beantown, be sure to check out one of these best day trips from Boston.
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Martha's Vineyard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts, USA

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Nantucket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Nantucket Massachusetts, USA

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Cape Cod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Cape Cod Massachusetts, USA

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Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Ogunquit Maine, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Portland Maine, USA

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Moultonborough is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Moultonborough New Hampshire, USA

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Portsmouth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Portsmouth New Hampshire, USA

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Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Provincetown Massachusetts, USA

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Walden Pond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Walden Pond Massachusetts, USA

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Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

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Salem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Salem Massachusetts, USA

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Minute Man National Historical... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston

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Gloucester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Gloucester Massachusetts, USA

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Old Sturbridge Village is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New York City New York, USA

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Concord is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Concord Massachusetts, USA

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Brattleboro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Brattleboro Vermont, USA

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Tiverton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Tiverton Rhode Island, USA

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Lexington Battle Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Lexington Battle Green Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

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America's Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
America's Stonehenge New Hampshire, USA

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Plymouth Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Plymouth Rock Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Isles of Shoals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Isles of Shoals United States of America

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Quincy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Quincy Massachusetts, USA

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Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Sandwich Massachusetts, USA

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New Bedford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New Bedford Massachusetts, USA

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Orchard House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Orchard House Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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The Wayside is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
The Wayside Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Newburyport Historic District is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Newburyport Historic District Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

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The Old Manse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
The Old Manse Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Wrentham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Wrentham Massachusetts, USA

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Lowell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Lowell Massachusetts, USA