Oldest is visiting BU around Columbus Day, and we have Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to do other things in Boston.
We plan to either stay in Boston all day Sunday and most of Monday and then drive home to NJ, or go somewhere near or on the way home for Sunday and Monday. We lean more towards walking/hiking, outdoor stuff, rather than shopping or tourist traps.
The question is whether we should stick to Boston, or check out Cape Cod, or consider the Sturbridge area. We would also consider a "road trip" back home, and stay in NY in the lower Adirondacks or Catskills, but we are leaning towards Cape Cod just to see the lay of the land. We have been to Sturbridge Village a few times, and liked it, but not sure what else to do near there.
Any thoughts? What would you do with two days after Boston in October, stay for more or go somewhere else in Massachusetts or beyond?