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Top Day Trips from Boston

Top Day Trips from Boston

Once you’ve experienced Boston’s top attractions, there are plenty of nearby destinations and sights to lure you out of the city for a day. From admiring New England’s multicolored fall foliage and exploring historical Salem to visiting New York and Niagara Falls, here are some popular day trip ideas.

 

New England’s Fall Foliage — about 55 miles (88 kilometers) away

The New England region north of Boston explodes into vibrant foliage during fall: its woodlands and mountains cloaked in stunning oranges, reds, and golds from mid-September to October’s end. Fall foliage tours from Boston showcase colorful hot spots in Massachusetts and New Hampshire state parks on road trips through rolling hills and clapboard towns, all ablaze with color.

 

Salem — about 25 miles (41 kilometers) away

Situated on the Massachusetts coast near Boston, Salem’s main claim to fame is its witch trials of 1692, when 20 innocent residents were executed for alleged witchcraft. The town’s Witch Museum is a highlight of any visit, as is its House of the Seven Gables—New England’s oldest wooden mansion—and picturesque, restaurant-lined wharfside. Day trips give you free time to explore independently and sometimes include discounted entry to key attractions.


Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard — about 70 miles (113 kilometers) away

One of Massachusetts’ top coastal beauty spots, the Cape Cod peninsula and nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard serve up classic New England villages, dune-fringed beaches, lighthouse-topped headlands, seafood restaurants, and stylish shops. Take a summertime tour to admire the region’s wider highlights, spend a day enjoying Martha’s Vineyard, or catch a fall-foliage tour that showcases the area in all its autumnal glory.

 

Niagara Falls — about 467 miles (751 kilometers) away

Raging over the US-Canada border, Niagara Falls make a spectacular sight, their waters plunging 190 feet (58 meters) into the River Niagara in a deafening roar. It’s easy to experience the falls on a day trip by air from Boston—enjoying views from the waterspray-soaked Maid of the Mist boat and other observation points.

 

New York City — about 226 miles (364 kilometers) away

Offering everything from the giant billboards of Times Square to the Empire State Building and leafy Central Park, New York sits within comfortable day-visit radius of Boston, making a trip something of a must for first-timers. Catch a round-trip by rail, air, bus, or private car to experience its world-famous sights in one unforgettable day.

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Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

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Step back in time to colonial New England and the region’s infamous Witch Trials during this 7-hour private day trip to Salem. Grab a group of up to 14 passengers for trip in a luxurious private vehicle to Salem, where you’ll get a hauntingly memorable look at the town’s longstanding association with witchcraft, meet a practicing witch, and learn about the town’s famous 17th-century trials.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$596.31
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$596.31
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Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston

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Visit Martha’s Vineyard on a day trip from Boston to experience the island beauty without the hassle of booking ground and ferry transport. From hotel pickup and drop-off to included ferry tickets, snacks, water, and sightseeing maps, this Martha’s Vineyard excursion is designed for maximum time exploring, with the option to upgrade and include a guided tour of the entire island aboard a high-top, small-group van and explore all six towns on the island, indulge in lunch, and spend more time learning about scenic New England.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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$107.00
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Boston to Niagara Falls Self Guided Day Trip by Air

Boston to Niagara Falls Self Guided Day Trip by Air

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Escape the city on a day-long Niagara Falls adventure from Boston by air. Take in views of rural New England during the 60-minute flight, then touch down for a day of exploring, shopping and dining. Feel the spray from the deck of the Maid of the Mist cruise, and watch the powerful river slip beneath the hull. Enjoy VIP seating and a 2-course lunch at Tony Roma's, then see the town’s museums, boutiques and historic landmarks at your own pace before returning to Boston.
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  • 1 day
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$674.00
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$674.00

Boston to New York Day Trip by Rail

Boston to New York Day Trip by Rail

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Explore New York City on this full-day adventure from Boston. Take a train from Beantown to the Big Apple, then enjoy a day of sightseeing on board a double-decker bus. See many of the city’s famous attractions, from Times Square to the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Customize the tour to meet individual needs. Make a stop to shop, visit a museum or attend a concert or theater performance. This tour includes round-trip train fare, a 2-course lunch, plus a headset to hear the guide clearly.
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  • 16 hours
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$338.79
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$338.79

Boston to New York Private Chauffeur Service

Boston to New York Private Chauffeur Service

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Door-to-door Boston to New York City "flat rate" service is easy and affordable. Forget about dealing with traffic and paying for parking, when you can book our Point to Point service for close to the same cost. Time is money, start traveling in style and get some work done on the way or just enjoy the scenery. *Flat rates are available for most Transfers, depending on drive time and geography, only hourly rates may be available. THIS VOUCHER COVERS THE BASE FARE PLUS 20% GRATUITY AND $3.00 STC FEE. FOR A ONE WAY TRIP FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$955.71
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$955.71
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