We are a family of 3 visiting Boston for a few days in June and would appreciate any tips on an overnight day trip outside Boston...This is our first time in Boston and surrounds so lots to see.
My wife is fascinated with New England architecture ... so quaint towns, rustic villages with a bit of history....... My daughter (8) would be keen on seeing one of the reenactment of the old villages and a hotel with a pool :)
We arrive at 5pm on a Sunday and leave 8am on a Thursday so not much time to fit in a feel of New England and Boston... I thought the best idea would to spend two nights outside Boston and two nights in the City, splitting our time
* 1.5 days New England
* and 1.5 days Boston.
So my thoughts are either the North or the West and South.
North (Cape Ann):
Portsmouth (Strawbery Banke Museum)
Old Sturbridge Village
Newport (Newport Mansions)
Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation)
Chatham (maybe too much)
I am torn between which one is better - to be honest both sound great!! I am keen on seeing Sturbridge and the Newport Mansions, however I think the drive north will involve beautiful coastal scenery (rocky headlands) and Salem and Rockport both sound good including Strawbery Bank museum and Portsmouth...