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.

City Life

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Arts & Entertainment

Summer in the City

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Style

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Home & Property

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Style

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Home & Property

Weekender: Los Angeles

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Home & Property

Weekender: Amsterdam

Autumn is a fine time to take in this design city’s restaurant-lined canals, boutique hotels, and world-renowned art galleries.

Style

Where to Shop and Eat in Newburyport

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Home & Property

Weekender: London

With a slew of new design exhibits and hip hotel openings, London Town is a feast for the eyes this summer.

Arts & Entertainment

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Restaurants

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Wellness

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Style

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