Get out of town—literally. Leaving the city and unplugging from the hustle and bustle of Boston is necessary for a nice weekend getaway or day trip. Explore New England’s countryside, experience some of America’s most historic sites, and visit beautiful spots outside of the city. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, an outdoors type, or just interested in enjoying a relaxing weekend, learn about places to go and things to see that are right outside of the city. Whether you live there or are just staying at a short term rental in Boston, there plenty of sights to see around the city. Bon voyage!
Whale watching in Plymouth, MA
Set sail in Cape Code Bay and along Stellwagen Bank to whale watch for the day. Captain John Whale Watching & Fish Tours organizes whale watching tours that are just under an hour to get to by car from Boston. The tour is conducted by trained captains and crew that have years of experience and provide tips on what to look for when whale watching. You’ll have enough time to relax, whale watch, and ask the crew any questions you may have to learn more about these majestic creatures that reside outside of Plymouth.
Weekend at Cape Cod
Go from busy streets to sandy beaches. Cape Cod is one of New England’s best family destinations. Enjoy the cool breezes, warm water, and easy navigation around the town. There are tons of attractions, beaches, and shopping. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, day trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are easy to do from Cape Cod. Old Silver Beach has beautiful views, food stands, lifeguards, and bathrooms, which make a great family-friendly beach. Parking at the beach doesn’t require a permit, but day passes are $20.
Day trip to Providence’s WaterFire
Whether you’re a native or are just staying at a Boston furnished rental, be sure to take a trip to Providence, a quick and easily accessible city to get to from Boston by rail or car. Providence offers numerous attractions everyone in the family will enjoy—from shops to sporting event venues, restaurants, museums, and other things to do. Providence’s signature event is WaterFire, an independent arts organization that showcases its award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence.
Explore Hopkinton State Park
Visit Hopkinton State Park, a picturesque park located in Hopkinton and Ashland. The park features beaches, picnic areas with cooking grills, trails, and more. The park also allows you to enjoy numerous recreational activities, including canoeing, fishing, sailing, and snowmobiling. Parking is $5 a day, and the park has public restrooms available during the spring, summer, and fall.
Visit the Salem Witch Museum
The Salem Witch Museum brings visitors back to Salem’s historic times. About half an hour outside of the city, Salem’s most visited museum allows you to experience the drama and happenings of The Salem Witch Trials. The museum features life-size stage sets and lighting. Along with the Salem Witch Museum, Salem offers numerous activities to enjoy that are rich in history and culture.
Stay in a Short Term Rental in Boston
You can’t see the sites around Boston if you don’t live there. Luckily, Furnished Quarters offers short term rentals in Boston in some of the city’s best neighborhoods. To make a reservation at one of our Boston locations, contact a reservation specialist at Furnished Quarters or call 1-800-255-8117.