Weekend Getaways in New England and Near Boston | Boston Magazine

New England Getaways

Living in New England means options for local getaways are bountiful. Plan a getaway near Boston that includes food, wine, and delicious dining, a weekend hitting the golf courses, or a getaway filled with outdoor activities and adventures. New England has it all. If it’s sun and sand you are seeking, hit one of the many beaches in the area. So no matter the weather or season, living in Boston means living near some of the top travel destinations in the country, so plan a getaway now and start exploring New England.

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Your New Socially Distanced Weekend Getaway: New Hampshire’s Great North Woods

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Explore Quirky Landmarks and Trails Full of Wildlife on a Lincoln and Concord Day Trip

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Approximate Drive Time From Boston: 50 minutes HIKE Crow Hills, Westminster This stunning hike in Leominster State Forest feels worlds away, yet is only a […]

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