What a great getaway weekend from boston. About an hour drive, nice mix of old preserved buildings and new structures and vibrant scene for all ages. Many restaurants. We ate at surf and jumpin jays. Both solid seafood joints. We took a harbor tour which really brings home the importance of the water in the history and present day life of the city. Stayed at the one-week old Hampton inn downtown (not central). We call the town the hand-holding capital of the world since couples seemed to be holding hands.