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