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Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

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Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

Hi all, Hope I find all of you well....

First post ever in here. We are planning a drive from New York to Boston (preferably along the cost, Providence etc...) during our next family holiday (Summer 2012). We are happy to take our time, even if we take two days to make the trip...

What can we do on the way? What good attractions are there to visit?

We have two boys. One will be 13 and the other 18. Both are not avid 'cultureists' but may stomach the odd visit to an historical site... :-)

Any suggested will be greatly appreciated!

Oren

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1. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

Mystic Seaport for some old ships, Newport for some incredible boats and homes, and Groton Ct, and Battleship Cove in New Bedford for Battlships and submarines. http://www.battleshipcove.com/

http://www.ussnautilus.org/

This should satisfy the guys.

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2. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

Thanks!

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3. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

I second Mystic and battleship cove ... and while I like Newport and know my 12yo daughter would too ... I think my 14yo son would be bored out of his mind there ...

There is also a great whaling museum and other old-time 'seaport' attractions in New Bedford, Massachuetts

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4. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

Battleship Cove is in Fall River, MA not New Bedford. Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Ct would be a nice stop. There are a lot of shops right next door where you could spend some time looking around. A trip to Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA could be another idea.

http://www.mysticaquarium.org/

Edited: 21 August 2011, 22:59
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5. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

If you are stopping for lunch, suggest Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale in Madison CT. Casual outdoor seating (feel free to bring your own tablecloth and beer/wine), excellent lobster rolls.

Mohegan Sun is also a nice stopover. You can bypass the casino and go directly to the atrium/mall where there are many restaurants to choose from, shops and even an arcade for the teens. If you are traveling on a weekday, their room rates may be reasonable and includes access to a nice pool/spa area.

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6. Re: Things to do on the way from New York to Boston

* Providence, Rhode Island - You check out the downtown, Capitol Building & the nice River Walk. If you are lucky to be on one of the WaterFire Weekends, you should check that out to. www.waterfire.org

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