Vacations The Best Day Trips from Boston  

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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
Massachusetts, USA
2
13 1
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Maine, USA
3
19 4
Cape Cod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
4
16 4
Nantucket is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
5
12 2
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Maine, USA
6
12 2
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
7
10 2
Gloucester is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
8
9 2
Walden Pond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
9
9 2
Newburyport Historic District is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
10
10 3
Portsmouth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New Hampshire, USA
11
10 3
Moultonborough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Moultonborough New Hampshire, USA
12
12 5
Salem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
13
12 5
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
14
8 2
Minute Man National Historical... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
15
9 3
Concord is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA
16
10 5
New York City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New York, USA
17
7 2
Plymouth Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
18
6 1
Old Sturbridge Village is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
19
6 2
America's Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New Hampshire, USA
20
5 1
Lexington Battle Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
21
6 3
Isles of Shoals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Isles of Shoals United States of America
22
6 3
Brattleboro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Vermont, USA
23
6 4
Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Sandwich Massachusetts, USA
24
7 6
New Bedford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
New Bedford Massachusetts, USA
25
7 7
Quincy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Day Trips from Boston
Massachusetts, USA