Have done that but did it in reverse and had about 9 or 10 days. Take care when hiking in the White Mountains whenever you go and especially in the winter or during stormy weather. Most of the boats in the harbor are fishing and lobster boats and some will offer tours if you want to go out and see how it's done first hand. Next; Previous; Day One: Mystic Seaport. It's definitely the most adorable gas station on I-90! Quite possibly the most iconic city in the world, New York is only a few hours away, by drive, from Boston. Martha's Vineyard is the closer of the two with only a short 45 minute ferry ride from Woods Hole. Follow the I-93 from Boston to Concord and then get on the I-89 which will take you all the way to Burlington - a pretty simple route for such a long drive. Take your time to drive down and visit/stay at some of the towns and vineyards along the way. For skiers and snowboarders, Killington offers so much it is the most visited ski resort in New England. Zoom up Interstate 95 for a quick route to relaxation or enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to take in the sights. What separates this outdoor living history museum is that it happens to be the Northeast's largest living history museum. The regular price for paying on the day is $61 for a car and driver to go one way (which seems great value when you compare it to the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard prices). It's okay, you can start planning your next trip! In fact, autumn is the perfect time to visit to get gorgeous photos while the village is blanketed in stunning fall foliage. You can choose to park up at the Blue Gate Meadows Parking Lot instead which is free. You can spend a couple of days in Philadelphia or stay longer - the more time you have, the more you'll get to know this amazing place and see some of the more quirky sights. If your ideal road trip destination is somewhere where you can do absolutely nothing for a a couple of days or a week, then Lake Champlain in northern Vermont is where you need to drive. Spending time on Block Island is easy - the atmosphere is really relaxed and all the beaches around the island are public and free. of NH, a day trip over to VT, then by the Freyeburg Maine fair and on to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP then down the coast to Camden, Rockland, Portland headlights, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. Whether you're taking it all the way or just for a few miles, these are a few of the best I-90 road trip stops. The combined population of Burlington and its neighbor South Burlington is just over 60,000 but that is enough to make this the biggest city in Vermont at almost 4 times the size of Rutland which is the second largest. Unlike many other National Forests, there are quite a few pretty small towns throughout the protected forest area. Standard ferries run every 2 hours in the summer and only a few times a day in the winter so check the schedule on the Block Island Ferry website. With gorgeous architecture, some of America’s most important history, and hugely diverse demographics, there’s little chance you’ll run out of things to do in Boston. Five Places to Find Quirky Acoustic Phenomena on a Road Trip from Boston. And if you do actually want in on the waterpark action at the Water Park Capital of the World, we love the quirky offerings at Kalahari Resort! In fact, during deep winter, you can expect sub-zero temperatures across South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. If that's not enough to get you excited, you've got some amazing neighborhoods to explore away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan - from Greenpoint to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn has an unbelievably diverse mix of people and culture and you haven't seen New York if you've not been to the Bronx. If you don't hike often and want the easier route, I'd go up and down via the White Cross Trail - it's a lot less steep and easier to walk but takes much longer as a result. This town was where the Ringling Bros. I discovered Long Island wines when I lived in New York and I'm still a big fan to this day. The Willoughby Ghost Walk tours operate from June through October and provide guided walking tours of downtown Willoughby. You'll find other cities, beaches, nature areas, and so much more. Your email will not be provided to third parties. Planning a road trip from Boston is easy given the variety of options available no matter what your interests are. This is where the best SNL cast members got their start. The hotel options in Stowe are great - there's some very good upmarket options but the average standard is very high too. The problem is that when you get onto the other side, you're either stuck with using public transport to get around the island which is not the best use of your time or you can rent a moped for the best part of $100 for a day and then experience a rush of adrenaline each time a big truck overtakes you on a narrow road. Pack accordingly, depending on the time of year. The toll is $31 per car and driver plus $9 per passenger which is a little pricey, but it'll be well worth it when you make it to the top. A lot of the runs and areas are targeted at expert skiers - there are 5 snow parks with various jumps, a large half-pipe and difficult runs including the double black diamond Outer Limits mogul field. Always travel with some extra water, suncream, sunnies, hat and a good map. Plymouth is under an hour south from Boston - take Massachusetts Route 3 south from just outside the city. If you're still in the mood for some outdoor fun, your next stop along the highway is Mill Bluff State Park near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. This is the kind of perfect seaside town where you might have a bottomless brunch to get you started in the morning before seeing the Pilgrim Monument on the spot where the Mayflower Pilgrims first set foot in the New World. This sleepy little town is perfect for a day or two of putting your feet up and watching the waves roll in although it has become much more popular with visitors ever since the Showtime series The Affair aired with most of it set here. There's also only one National Park within these 4 states - the remote Acadia National Park off the coast of Maine (#22 below), so if you're going on a road trip from Boston, you're not exactly spoiled for choice. Make sure you make it all the way around Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. TIP: Go during the week to avoid the massive weekend fall crowds. ... and acoustic phenomena to discover, whether manmade or natural, intentional or by accident, not too far away from Boston. In the east, I-90 begins right by Boston's Logan Airport, passes through the Continental Divide by Butte, Montana and ends in Seattle, near Safeco and CenturyLink Field. The U.S. Forest Service publicly states that some of the peaks here have the worst weather in America. Here you can see memorabilia and learn all about circus history, which is actually pretty interesting. With just 14 - 16 days, the time of year, the desire to specifically the cities of Boston, New York and Washington, DC doing this road trip is not really the best choice. Unusual Road Trip For Celtics Starts With A Practice Session By CBSBoston.com Staff February 2, 2021 at 8:53 am Filed Under: Boston Celtics , nba , Sports News 2 hours 10 minutes from Boston (132 miles). You might not have heard of wine growing on Long Island before, but you may be pleasantly surprised by what you taste. There will be 5 people, including my 16 years old son with autism. With more time, you can easily combine these into one epic dash up the coast towards the Canadian border, but if you're limited to a day or two and want to unwind to a classic beach getaway, Old Orchard Beach will deliver in full. This is a pretty phenomenal natural wonder and a visit is worth the detour off I-90. Just outside Rockport is the curious Paper House. The entire house including walls, doors and much of the furniture inside was made out of newspapers by a mechanical engineer in 1922. The drive up the I-95 should take you a couple of hours, heading past all 3 of the other Maine destinations further up our list as you go. Wind speeds can reach over 200 miles per hour and winters can get very cold here so come prepared! This trip combines the fun of being in the great city of Boston with a scenic road trip up the Maine coast as far north as Bar Harbor. The best time to visit to avoid crowds is spring, and fall. The water is very clear (although a little chilly - it is the north Atlantic ocean!) From Oswego, this route will take you clockwise around the lake seeing a lot of upstate New York before you get to Niagara Falls and the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake after you've crossed the border into Canada (bring your passport and car paperwork). Cape Cod is the ultimate beach getaway destination from not only Boston, but the entire East Coast and with only 2 hours on the road separating you from all it has to offer, you might need to rethink your plans for next weekend. See #23 below for more details. If you love Saturday Night Live, or just really dig improv comedy, then you need to visit the mecca of improv: The Second City in Chicago. Boston is a great travel destination with a lot to do and see, but sometimes you need to get away and explore the surrounding areas. There's a massive Pink Elephant wearing glasses at a gas station. Boston to Main Road Trip: The Route It’s easy to reach the Cliff House Ogunquit from Boston. Take your time and stroll along Marginal Way - the path that runs along the waterfront and ends up in Perkins Cove which is an old fishing village. Spend some time exploring all that the wonderful city of Boston has to offer before heading to Maine. Make sure you experience lunch at the Reading Terminal Market - the stalls here sell everything from jam to bbq food to deserts and it's a really authentic Philly experience. For desert, try one of the unique ice cream flavors at Rococo Ice Cream or opt for the Maine specialty - a slice of blueberry pie that you'll find served up at most of the restaurants around town. Then it's back to the 21st century and back on the road! As you take the interstate through Willoughby, why not take a walk on the spooky side? Washington bumper sticker included in the toll price! Stowe is another hugely popular ski resort in Vermont and although it's smaller than Killington (#15 above), the extra time to get there means it's often not as busy and can be a great option for a weekend road trip from Boston. (#19 above). New York Source: shutterupeire / shutterstock New York City. BONUS: If you happen to visit during Thanksgiving, they have an out-of-this-world buffet. To get here from Boston, you'll need to drive down to Point Judith, Rhode Island - the journey will take you through Providence and should take an hour and a half if traffic is kind to you. New England offers the best of all worlds. Pick up your car at Logan International Airport and make your way downtown to check out everything Boston has to offer. If time allows and it is your first visit to New England, a self driving road trip tour covering all six New England states will allow you a true taste of the region and all of its beauty and diversity. From coastal cities and towns to mountain resorts, New England is the ideal place for Next stop off I-90 is "the world’s smallest church." The route along the I-90 past Albany and Syracuse should take 5 to 6 hours on the road and is easily doable in a day with breaks and a stop for lunch. Flew into Manchester, NH to avoid hassle of driving in Boston because had been there before. You're in Maine! Boston to Washington D.C – 7 days; East Coast Historical Roa d Trip – 14 days; Ultimate East Coast Road Trip – 21 days Below is a list of suggested itineraries for driving the East Coast of America. By joining our email list, you give LazyTrips permission to use your email for sending you newsletters, emails and updates including for marketing purposes. The Celtics return home to Boston off a 2-3 road trip and with a barely-above-.500 record of 12-11. But real road trips are not about speed so come off the interstate at Portland or Freeport and follow Route 1 instead. His name is "Pinkie" and he was installed in the late 1970s at the gas station, now a Citgo. It's pet-friendly and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. After looping through the famous Hamptons where the richest New Yorkers have their weekend mansions, make your way right to the tip of Long Island and visit Montauk. By Zach Hood @zhood_ Feb 17, 2021, 12:00am EST Share this story. Over 3,000 miles of asphalt and adventure along I-90. It's not exactly a quick stop off the highway, but it's an incredibly fun way to spend a day! Interstate 90 (AKA I-90), is a coast-to-coast, transcontinental freeway, and it just so happens to be America's longest Interstate Highway. Start your New England road trip itinerary in the beautiful city of Boston. Self-drive northeastern USA with our New England road trip that begins in Boston before driving through scenic rural New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. The good news? If you like sailing or just looking at the boats with the salty breeze blowing in your face, Newport is definitely the place to come. Good start to the road trip: 10 Takeaways from Celtics/Warriors New, 27 comments Jayson Tatum and Grant Williams led Boston to a win to open a five-game trip and the sand is fine and relaxing. A road trip from Boston, Massachusetts driving along the Atlantic Coast to Miami, or even beyond, to Florida’s southern tip at Key West, can be the trip of a lifetime, by stopping in some of its best destinations along the way. The tall National Monument to the Forefathers statue that is dedicated to the pilgrims and the Pilgrim Hall Museum with artifacts from the early settlers and local Indian tribes will complete your education on how America was first colonized. Dinner and a show in Chicago: The perfect night out on the town! The building on a pier is famous for being the most often painted building in America as the local artists keep painting it decade after decade. The Ultimate Road Trip From Boston to Kennebunkport Nestled 90 miles north of the bustling streets of Boston is the quaint coastal town of Kennebunkport. Hello, I just start planning a first family cross country road trip and need some suggestions. Acadia National Park is about as good for outdoors as anywhere in the country. From Boston, stop at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA where you can literally step back in time to the 1830s. As for hotels in Boston, the Liberty Hotel is a former jail with tons of subtle nods to the building's past. Parking can be a little tricky and if the weather is good, it can fill up fast, especially at the weekend. Here are the top 10 destinations for a road trip from Boston to consider. This list wouldn't be complete without a wacky option (and normally I include more than one!) I-90 then makes its way into Wisconsin! The good news? There are tons of hiking trails and picnic places in case you just wanted to get some fresh air and soak up a little sun! I know it might seem like the Maine coast is getting a little too much attention early on in this list with Kennebunkport and Ogunquit a few places above and Portland right below, but i you're looking for a road trip out of Boston that'll take under 2 hours one way, these are all fantastic options. If you're staying the night in Cleveland, there are quite a few great hotel options. If you're planning a road trip to Boothbay Harbor, you can research locations to stop along the way. And car rental tips to make your trip convenient. Throughout the park you'll find beautiful stone and log structures, wide open fields and meadows, rolling hills and even wetlands. Most of the old buildings, museums, bars and restaurants in Providence sit around the point where Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers merge into Providence River. I-90 is a whopping 3,020 miles long, after all! You can visit them, but ferries only go to and from the mainland so you'll need to hop back before moving onto the next island. Then head to Orchard Park, NY to see the Eternal Flame Falls. Today you can see why they took such a liking to the place - the best way to see the scenery around the lake is to go on a steamboat cruise. Here's our list of top places to travel in New England, with 52 best weekend trips and getaways for a memorable mini vacation from Boston, Massachusetts. You can go on a tour of one of the huge mansions to the south of downtown Newport or stroll along Cliff Walk which starts at Easton Beach and goes past many of these mansions before looping back to Bailey Beach. Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are two islands off the southern coast of Massachusetts. New, 39 comments. When you're ready to stretch your legs again, stop at Pokagon State Park, near Angola, Indiana. Having said that, there's enough for beginners to get on with too. Then, while in Le Roy, eat at Smokin' Eagle for some delicious barbecue before hopping back on the highway. The Portland Head Lighthouse is just outside the city in Fort Williams Park. If you're looking to spend the night in Indiana, you should check into the Potawatomi Inn, a pretty popular Midwest resort lodge. The park is spread out across 235 acres and when you buy a pass to the park, you get to go to the waterpark as well. Although there's only 12 lifts, most of these are chairlifts and one fast gondola up to Cliff House which makes the way up more relaxing. 2 hours 50 minutes from Boston (159 miles). Pick a spot a little further up to make sure if you're staying for the day. Let’s take a look at the best day trips from Boston: 1. The city and the lake area are absolutely perfect for taking life in the slow lane and not doing much at all. On the way back you can explore amazing wilderness in upstate New York passing through High Peaks, Five Ponds, Sargent Pond and Dix Mountain on the way to Lake George (see #18 above) or take the longer route through Ottawa and Montreal and crossing back into the United States at the Alburgh-Noyan crossing to arrive at Lake Champlain in Vermont. Many advise you to park the car and get on the ferry on foot - tickets cost $17 per adult for a return trip. View pet-friendly stops between Boston … The 3' by 6' church was built in 1989, and today sits on top of a small dock, smack dab in the middle of the pond. Certainly one of the most beautiful regions of the United States, it combines big-city life (in Boston) with rural beauty (just about everywhere else) and lovely beaches. With Nantucket, you're better off leaving your car onshore. Plimouth Plantation is a recreation of the original settlement from 1620 and the Mayflower II is a detailed reconstruction of the original Mayflower ship - it was built in England and sailed across the Atlantic in 1957 and still frequently goes on short trips around the Cape Cod Bay. Boston to Niagara Falls Road Trip Itinerary Because we don’t live in New England, we wanted to get the most out of our summer family vacation. Varying from 7 days to 21 days in length, they cover many of the East Coast’s top attractions. Here you'll notice a small grotto inside of which is a flame, about 4-8" high, ignited by the natural gas emitted from the spring. Unless you've only traveled around the southern portion of America, you've probably hopped on and off I-90 at some point, whether you boarded around Boston, Chicago or Seattle. Massachusetts is full of allegedly haunted spots, and this road trip will take you to nine of the most terrifying sites in the state. 4 hours 40 minutes from Boston (280 miles). The name came from the English city from which the ship first sailed. Our first destination hardly qualifies as a real road trip being only 15 miles from downtown Boston, but I thought I'd include it for those looking for a short drive out. The RISD art museum Stephen Hopkins House built in 1707 and the First Baptist Church in America are all within a block of each other and you can move between them along Benefit Street which famously showcases the history of Providence starting with 18th century Federal houses at one end to Victorian and 20th century buildings at the other. LazyTrips is a trading name of Strategy Desk Ltd. Just to keep things simple, New England to Florida (let’s say Boston to Orlando) is about a 22 hour drive or about 1300 miles. 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