slides: Great New England Day Trips

Sunday, August 09, 2015

 

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With the summer winding down, it's almost time for the kids to head back to school, therefore, now is a great time to plan some one day trips to different places all over New England. 

To help you, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of great one day trips around New England all within 100 miles and about a two hour drive from Providence. 

Places range from Battleship Cove to Mount Auburn Cemetery to Mystic Connecticut and more! Check out the list below and plan your trip accordingly!

See Great New England Day Trips in the Slideshow Below

 

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17 Miles

Battleship Cove

Make the 17 mile trip to Fall River, Massachusetts and explore Battleship Cove as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Check out the Pearl Harbor experience, an outdoor immersion experience that includes 4-D sound, multi media and special water effects.

After that, walk around and through the historic battleships like the USS Massachusetts and the Hiddensee as well as other great exhibits.

For more information, click here.

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30 Miles

The Cork Wine and Tapas Bar

Make the trip to historic downtown New Bedford, do some shopping and sightseeing and then stop into the Cork Wine and Tapas Bar for some food and drink. 

The Cork Wine and Tapas bar offers complimentary valet service on Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information, click here. 
 

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32 Miles

Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair has been a New England tradition for the past 49 years and it returns from August 12-16 on Route 112 in Richmond RI.

The fair includes daily concerts, special acts and events, a huge midway and area for kids and more.

Bring your family for a great day of fun.

Click here for more information. 

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34 Miles

Indian Ranch

Head out to Indian Ranch in Webster Massachusetts and catch a show, like The Beach Boys coming on August 16, camp out, or take a cruise on the Indian Princess. 

For more on Indian Ranch, click here. 

Photo courtesy of indianranch.com

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35 Miles

Bodhi Spa

Make the trip to Newport and spend the day relaxing at Bodhi Spa. 

The spa includes a mineral infused hot bath, massages starting at $55 and cold tub and more. 

After a stressful work week, this is exactly where you want to be. 

For more information or to make a reservation, click here. 

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40 Miles

Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum is FREE for the entire month of August. Go and check out arms and armor demonstrations every Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 or here a medieval priest teach about sword fighting.

All that and much more!

Click here for more information. 

Photo courtesy of worcesterart.org

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46 MIles

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Stroll through the beautiful scenery that is Mount Auburn Cemetery, see the wildlife or just enjoy the tranquility. 

Then head on up to Washington Tower for an extraordinary view resulting in great pictures. 

For more information, click here. 

Photo courtesy of mountauburn.org

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50 Miles

Historic Downtown Mystic

Take a ride to Mystic Connecticut and walk around historic mystic village.

The village consists of nearly 50 shops, all within walking distance, including book stores, clothing stores and souvenir stores. After shopping, check out any one of 20 restaurants in the village for a great meal.

For desert, be sure to head over to the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream cafe.

For more information, click here.

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53 Miles

Lexington & Concord

Take the one hour and ten minute ride from Providence and treat yourself to a history lesson by visiting the place that triggered the American Revolution on April 19, 1775, concord and lexington.

Once there, head to Minute Man National Historic Park and then head over to The Old Manse where famous authors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hathorne wrote.

For more information, click here.

Photo courtesy of greatermerrimackvalley.org

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73 Miles

Mark Twain House

Take a day trip to Hartford, Connecticut and see where Mark Twain lived from 1874-1891.

During that time, Twain wrote some of his most famous books, like "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" just to name a few.

While you are there, take part in a writing program and learn to become a better writer yourself.

For more information, click here.

Photo courtesy of marktwainhouse.org

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100 Miles

Newburyport Massachusetts

About an hour and 50 minute ride from Providence, Newburyport Massachusetts is the birthplace of the US Coast Guard.

While there, check out the Custom House Maritime Museum and the Historical Society of Old Newbury Museum.

After the museum's take a stroll through Maudslay State Park and enjoy the scenery.


For more information on Newburyport, click here.

 
 

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