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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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