Ideas for Day Trips from Cambridge
Cambridge is located almost in the heart of the northeast New England region, making it a great starting point for several trips and tours. You don't even have to worry if you are short of time. From historic landmarks, quaint coastal towns, natural wonders, and shopping destinations, you are just a day trip away from exploring some of the most popular attractions. Take a look at the list of destinations within just a short trip.
Lexington and Concord
Driving Distance: 13 minutes
Visit this historic spot where the first shots of America's War of Independence were fired, and the first battle of the Revolution took place. Visit the 1710 Buckman Tavern, followed by Battle Road and North Bridge. Stop by the Concord Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country to learn about America's political and literary influence, and for a little fresh air walk along the historic Battle Road trail at the Minute Man National Historical Park—all in one day.
Driving Distance: 24 minutes
If you enjoy history, you will enjoy a trip to Salem. Get charmed by the 18th and 19th-century architecture of this beautiful town. You can tour many of the town's fine homes and visit the Salem Maritime National Historic site. Take a guided tour at the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the famous Witch Trials and tour the home of Captain John Turner at the House of the Seven Gables made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel. If you have time left, you explore the harbor-side shopping village at Pickering Wharf. }
Driving Distance: 45 minutes
Spend the day with a little shopping therapy at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. With high-end brands on offer, Wrentham Village is an ideal day trip. You can get up to 65% off on leading luxury brands. Visit this shopper's paradise and go back home with lots of gifts for family and friends.
Driving Distance: 50 minutes
Plimoth Plantation is the place where a group of English pilgrims landed in December 1920. Plimoth became the first European settlement in America. An ideal place for a day trip, you can visit the living history museum and go back in time to understand how the pilgrims lived their lives. You can learn about their beliefs, their dress, and even language. The Plymouth Rock and the Sparrow House are other highlights of this day trip.
Good Harbor Beach
Driving Distance: 50 minutes
If you want to spend a day by the seaside, then the Good Harbor Beach day trip is ideal for you. The pristine white sand and the soft waves of the Atlantic Ocean make this beach an inviting destination. You can even walk up to Salt Island at low tide. You can also try out a range of culinary fare from the several restaurants that are located near the beach.
Driving Distance: 1.5 hours
Home to quaint villages, Cape Cod is an extremely popular destination among both locals and tourists. The rugged coastline and quaint seafood cafes make this coastal town a must-see attraction. Explore the town's oldest village called Sandwich where you can stroll through 70 acres at the Heritage Museum and Gardens or spend the day basking in the sun at Scusset Beach State Reserve.
Driving Distance: 2.5 hours
If you want some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Glendale Falls will reconnect you with nature in the longest and strongest waterfalls of Massachusetts. Walk down to the falls through scenic trails lined with birch, hemlock, shadbush, beech, and maple trees. With free entry, these waterfalls are an ideal spot if you are looking for some peace and quiet.
Driving Distance: 3.5 hours
Plan a romantic day out at Castle Hill, a breathtaking coastal mansion, that is located on the Crane Estate. With impeccable gardens, this 59-room mansion is an ideal place for a romantic day trip from Cambridge. You can either take a guided tour of Castle Hill or explore the entire grounds at your own pace.
Relax at the Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection After Your Busy Day
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