Explore a selection of memorable day trips you can take from Boston during your stay.

5 Awesome Day Trips from Boston

Whether you’re up for a short drive out of the city after a night at the Revolution Hotel or want to spend the day nearby making memories, we’ve got ideas for you. Get your dose of history alongside scenery you’ll never forget all in one wonderful day trip. Read on for a few of our favorites.

The City of Witches – AKA Salem, MA

A House With Bushes In Front Of House Of The Seven GablesPhoto by @destsalem on Instagram

Infamous for the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, this historic town features an array of museums and historic homes including the Salem Witch MuseumThe House of Seven Gables and The Witch House. Not game for all the supernatural stuff? No problem. Explore sights at Derby Wharf, including an East Indiaman ship replica from 1797.

Now, anyone hungry? Satisfy your pizza cravings at Bambolina, a rustic Italian cookery, or take on the tacos at Howling Wolf Taqueria alongside a red-hot ghost pepper infused margarita. Find other must-see spots using the Salem free guide.

 

Summer’s Sweet Spot - Martha’s Vineyard, MA 

A Herd Of Sheep Walking Across A Lush Green FieldPhoto by @visitmarthasvineyard on Instagram

Not far from Cape Cod, The Vineyard is a pristine island escape from the bustle of Boston. Scattered with rural seaside towns and historic villages, make sure your phone and camera are charged because it’s like stepping into a postcard you’ll want to share later. Explore lighthouses and the gingerbread cottages at Oak Bluffs or grab a snack from Atlantic Fish & Chop House and have a picnic on the beach. Check out more to do here.

 

Keep Cruising to Cape Cod Cruising – Cape Cod, MA  

A Sandy Beach Next To The OceanPhoto by @capecodnps on Instagram

The postcard vibes continue throughout the classic fishing villages and expansive beaches of Cape Cod. Drive along Old King’s Highway and stop of a harbor cruise in Hyannis before landing in charming little Chatham. If you’re a seafood fan, your dreams are about to come true. Our favorite joints include (but are certainly not limited to) Mac’s Chatham Fish & LobsterBluefins, and the Impudent Oyster

 

Be the King or Queen of Castle Island – Boston, MA  

A View Of A ParkCastle Island

Wanting to stay a little closer to your home base at the Revolution Hotel? Soak in the sea break and some incredible views of the city at this stunning park in South Boston. A peninsula set park, this space features a small beach, plenty of walking paths and the historic Fort Independence. Grab picnic fixings from Sully’s Snack Shack and enjoy a summer day.  

 

Get Your Green in at Arnold Arboretum – Boston, MA  

A Tree In A FieldPhoto by @arnold_arboretum on Instagram

 

Another in-town day adventure, Arnold Arboretum is the perfect place unwind. Here, enjoy 81 acres of preserved and manicured greenery. As the oldest arboretum in the country, this luscious gem features 14,000 different kinds of plants and trees to wander through. Plus, it’s all pet friendly! So, bring along your furry pal for a day neither of you will forget.

Not done putting rubber to the asphalt? Feel that West Coast wind in your hair with a road trip from Seattle down to Portland and finally, Palm Springs.