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boston itinery

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boston itinery

We are 4 adults early 50s looking to fly into Boston May 2014, can anyone suggest an itinery of places to visit and reasonable hotels along the way. We like beaches, sightseeing, shopping and will be there for 2 weeks ,any suggestions appreciated.

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1. Re: boston itinery

You ask about places and hotels "on the way". On the way to where?

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we would like to maybe stay in Boston for 2/3 nights and then drive and visit New England and any other places of interest and return to Boston for last 2 nights, have not really looked into this type of holiday so not sure where to start !!!

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This is an extremely broad question. You have a start there, 2 nights in Boston, then rent a car and go to.... You could drive to Burlington VT (lots of live music, art, shopping, breweries, lake champlain tour), then come back down through NH for a couple days, ME for a couple days (bar harbor?), the cape for a few days (maybe 4-stay somewhere central and then do a day trip to Provincetown, maybe another day to Martha's vineyard or Nantucket), and then back to Boston. Return the car then as you don't need/want it in the city. When in Boston check out the freedom trail, eat in the north end. Maybe before you return the car you'd want to hit the Wrentham outlets.

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You should really look at options... any number of itineraries could be put together, but which would you like? Do you like beaches or mountains ? Rafting or hiking? Fine dining? Art ? Whale watches? Lighthouses? Outlet shopping? Inns and B&Bs .... Maine...Nantucket...the White Mountains...the Berkshires?

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Something to think about. The weekend before Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the busiest college graduation weekend of the year. Hotels fill up and are very expensive. If you can avoid Boston at that time yuo may save on lodging. Likewise Memorial Day weekend is very busy on Cape Cod.

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To expand on forgot's warning, Boston hotel prices are inflated for pretty much the entire month of May due to area college graduations. Some dates are extremely expensive and others are just very expensive. :-). It's a beautiful time to visit the city though.

For your New England journeys, prices should be lower than in summer, so that might offset some of the sticker shock. (with the exception of Memorial Day weekend, which affects all "getaway" destinations).

For much of New England, May is not quite beach weather, especially earlier in the month. You can still go for beautiful views, but you may be wearing a sweater.

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