6 Days/5 Nights Gateway –  Boston

1 & 2: Arrive Boston, MA

Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam “chowdah,” Boston is a popular destination for so many reasons. Part history lesson, part modern metropolis, the Hub offers attractions to suit every taste and interest. Hop on the Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian path that weaves in and out of historic neighborhoods. Between landmarks, you can shop the fabulous stores on Newbury Street, have a delicious authentic Italian meal in the North End or browse the antique shops of Beacon Hill. The more culturally inclined will not want to miss the city’s world-class museums, theater and music venues. Family friendly to the core, Boston boasts, whale watch cruises, a renowned aquarium, children’s museum and science museum, making it a great getaway for all.

2 nights Boston.

3, 4 & 5: To Newport, RI (97 mi/155 km)

On the way out of Boston this morning stop to see the John F Kennedy Library, an amazing building designed by I.M. Pei. Inside there are 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits that give a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life. Then perhaps an interesting stop at Plymouth to see the replica of the pilgrim ship the Mayflower, and Plimoth Plantation, a living museum of 1627 pilgrim life. Later arrive in Newport, RI, summer resort of America’s first millionaires and yachting capital of East Coast USA.  Time to see the colonial historic district and bring back memories of the “Gilded Age of Newport” by visiting the extravagant summer mansions of America’s wealthiest – the Belmonts, Astors and Vanderbilts. Here too you will find the International Tennis Hall of Fame and don’t miss the spectacular Cliff Walk and Ten Mile Ocean Drive.

3 nights Newport

6: To Boston, MA (94 miles/150 km)

Leave this morning for a stop at Wrentham to take advantage of last-minute shopping at the wonderful outlets before driving to Boston’s Logan Airport for the flight home.

Photo Credit: CityPass
Photo Credit: CityPass
Photo Credit: Rhode Island Tourism Division
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