Day Trips and Weekend Getaways from Boston

day trips for boston families

Have a day or two to get away with the family? One of the best things about living around Boston is the multitude of options for day trips and weekend getaways.

Like hiking or skiing? We've got that, in the mountains of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine or Vermont. The beach? From Cape Cod to the coast of Maine to Rhode Island, oceans, bays, and lakes beckon. Cultural options? Cities like Portland, Springfield and Providence and living history venues like Plimoth Plantation and Sturbridge Village are all an easy one to two hours from Boston. 

To help with your planning, we've compiled a list of great day trip and weekend getaway ideas here in New England for you and your family. Enjoy these mini staycation ideas and have fun making memories!