Boston is the Capital of Massachusetts state and one of the famous cities in the New England region. Although Boston has a lot of things to offer you can’t imagine how beautiful the rest of the New England region is.
If you are a tourist and want to explore the New England region or if you are living in Boston and want to take a break from your hectic routine and spend some time with your family, then you should read this article till the very last word.
In this review, we will present all the joyful and enjoyable places near Boston, in Connecticut state, Rhode island state and Cambridge city.
Connecticut is a southernmost state in the New England region. It is bordered by Rhode Island in the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. It is located approximately 137 miles south-west from Boston in 2-2.5 hours driving distance. I give to you the places you must visit in Connecticut.
Oh No, it’s not about the movie “Mystic pizza” but it’s all about the real Mystic pizza restaurant that has been making pizzas since 1973.
This pizza place that inspired the famous movie was opened by Zelepos family. They worked hard and contributed their skills with a secret recipe to make the mystic pizza successful.
Location: 56 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
Mark Twain House
Mark Twain house and museum in Hartford, the capital of Connecticut state. It is designed in Gothic architect and Gothic Revival architecture.
In 1963, Mark Twain House was designated as a National Historic Landmark. The new structure, strategically located in a hillside not to detract from the Mark Twain House, was designed by Robert A. M. Stern and was the first LEED-certified “green” museum in the United States.
You can also support the museum through donations and becoming a member or volunteer. Anyhow this a nice place near to Boston for a visit.
Location: 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
In Connecticut, there is a contemporary art museum. The Aldrich has no permanent collection and it is the only museum in Connecticut that is dedicated solely to the exhibition of contemporary art.
The museum gives an opportunity to new artists that are not recognized yet and have a massive amount of talent.
Location: 258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA
Rhode Island state
Rhode Island is located eastern in New England region. Not to be mistaken by it’s name, Rhode island is actually not an island but is known by its seaside and sandy shores.
It is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Following is a list of the most popular places in Rhode Island that you should visit.
Newport car museum
WaterFire Providence is an independent and non-profit arts organization with a mission to motivate Providence and its visitors by energizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively arise the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
Taking a break from your hectic daily life and visiting the above-explained places will for sure help you refresh your mind and regain your lost energy. I really hope that you are going to love all these things to do near Boston.
Cambridge, Massachusetts is a very close destination, Located 3.4 miles western to Boston. Its location is very convenient for a short trip during the day.
The Charles River that runs through Cambridge city is a lovely place for an afternoon delight.
Charles riverboat can be a great addition to your trip as you will get to see Cambridge from different astonishing points and get to learn about this city interesting history.
In the sides of the river, there is a path designated for bike riding, a nice combination of sports and natural beauty.
The famous Harvard University is located in Cambridge. One of attracting place to see near the university is the Harvard plaza square where you’ll find students gathering, coffee shops, book shops and several restaurants and pubs.
In this area, you can find “The Sinclair”, gastropub and music venue, a great combination of cuisine and live music.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
With over 12,000 different specimens the Harvard Museum of Natural History attracts many visitors.
It exhibits dinosaurs, meteorites and fossils.