City Escapes: Day Trips from One Greenway

August 24, 2016 | neighborhood
City Escapes: Day Trips from One Greenway

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston but aren’t sure where to go? There are plenty of new places in the New England area that are easy to get to from One Greenway and are waiting for you to explore! Just grab your car and head out for a fun-filled day at one of these city escapes:

The North Shore, Massachusetts

Distance from One Greenway: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Head out on I-93 North and MA-128 North for your escape to the North Shore. In Gloucester, you can soak up the sun at Good Harbor and Wingaersheek Beaches or explore some of the sights at historic Hammond Castle, the Cape Ann Museum and the Eastern Point Lighthouse. In Rockport, take a stroll through the historic downtown’s shops and restaurants at Bearskin Neck. And if you’re a seafood fan, a trip to Woodman’s in Essex is an absolute must.

Newport, Rhode Island

Distance from One Greenway: 1 hour 15 minutes

Head south on I-93 and RI-24 to visit beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Get tickets to explore the grounds of the extravagant Newport Mansions, walk along the public 3.5-mile Cliff Walk, or check out the waterfront shops and restaurants.

Provincetown, Cape Cod

Distance from One Greenway: 1 hour 30 minutes

Venture out to Cape Cod’s furthest point at Provincetown with a 90-minute ferry from the Boston Seaport. Plan your day lounging on the beach, exploring Commercial Street, or book tickets for a whale-watching expedition.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Distance from One Greenway: 1 hour 30 minutes

Take a drive on I-93 North from Boston through New Hampshire and into Maine to visit the quaint and popular destination of Kennebunkport, Maine. Stop at the Kittery Outlets on your way, located just over the Maine border, for some superb shopping deals. In Kennebunkport, check out its artisan shops, have a lobster roll at the Clam Shack or catch a glimpse of the Bush family estate at Walker’s Point on your way to the beach.

For even more trips, check out our other post focused on day trips accessible by train from South Station: