Renting a beach house in August for one week in Scituate with two girlfriends, so this is a ladies only trip. We like to shop, sightsee, and beaches. Since the house is on the beach, we don't need to spend a whole day at any of the Cape Cod beaches. We plan on spending probably two whole days just hanging at the house.
So I'm looking for top ideas for four days - hopefully within 90 minutes of Scituate. We will have a car.
Let me know your thoughts --
Right now some ideas are Martha's Vineyard, ferry to Provincetown, whale watching, Boston (Freedom Trail?), drive up the Cape partway (I doubt we would make the whole cape in one day, thus the ferry to Provincetown idea).
Feel free to critique the above or add better ideas. It has been 25 years since I've been to New England.