April Vacation is here! If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with the kids all week, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Read on for April Vacation Week ideas galore. And be sure to take a look at Audrey’s post 35+ Things to Do with Kids in the Boston Area for April Vacation for special vacation week events and programs.
Two of Rhode Island’s East Bay towns, Warren and Bristol, make a perfect day trip or weekend getaway. When we visit them, we feel like we’re worlds away from everyday city life. Quintessentially New England, these neighboring towns have it all: Natural beauty, history, arts, culture, and plenty of activities for families. Looking for great shopping and dining? They have that too. Read on for our top 15 things to do with kids in Bristol and Warren.
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 western Mass, 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 stay-cation ideas and have fun making memories! And if you're looking for more ideas, be sure to visit our New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island sites, too!
By mid August, summer camp is often winding down, the family vacation is just a memory, and back to school is still a few weeks away. Restless kids and free, unstructured time can leave parents looking for things to do.
Day trips can be the perfect diversion - venture out to explore new territory, and return home in time to sleep in the comfort of your own bed (no hotel expense, either!). We’ve rounded up more than 15 places in Massachusetts that are all at the most two hours from downtown Boston. If your family has a favorite day trip to go with kids, please add to our list in the comments section, below.
Dads love Providence, and Providence loves dads. The city is showing its affection this weekend, with freebies and discounts for Dad at family-friendly places around the city. Read on for some ideas for spending a fun day with your favorite father in Providence without breaking the bank – whether he’s the outdoors type, the academic sort, a grown-up kid, a foodie, or just uniquely himself.
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