Basketball Hall of Fame
About two hours from Boston, explore the greats of the game at this state-of-the-art sports museum that boasts interactive exhibits, activities, and galleries illuminating basketball's most exciting moments. Located at 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield.
Scenery and culture collide in this western Massachusetts vista. This is the home of Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Nature lovers can explore Mount Greylock and the Mohawk Trail.
Boston Harbor Islands
This national park area comprising 34 islands boasts woods, marshes, rocky beaches, and magnificent views of the Boston coastline.
Canobie Lake Park
Founded in 1902, this amusement park features over 45 rides including roller coasters, the Boston Tea Party Shoot-the-Chute water ride, the Timber Splash Watercoaster, an antique carousel, the Giant Skywheel, live entertainment, and concessions.
Extending 70 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful peninsula boasts 300 miles of scenic coastline, lighthouses, quiet country lanes, beaches, inlets, coves, and bustling harbors where local fishermen carry on in the footsteps of their ancestors.
Take Route 2A about 20 minutes west of Boston to visit The Wayside, the former home of the Alcotts and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Concord Museum, and Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. The town center boasts unique boutiques, antiques, and the picturesque Colonial Inn.
From Bangor to Portland, Maine offers the best in New England scenery, outlet shopping, and seafood. It also boasts rocky coastlines and idyllic beaches and harbors.
Visit living models of a 1627 Pilgrim village, a Wamapanoag Indian homesite, the ship Mayflower II, and the Nye Exhibition Barn. Plymouth Rock, site of the Mayflower landing, is nearby.
Called the "Witch City" because of the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692, Salem's heritage also includes maritime trade and the literature of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Visitors may discover museums, historic homes, beaches, and shopping. Salem is easily accessible by train, bus, and car.
Six Flags New England
This theme park offers an unforgettable day of fun. The adventurous can choose from several roller coasters, including the 22-story Superman Ride of Steel. Also featuring children's rides, performances, and the newly expanded Hurricane Harbor, New England's largest water park.