This is a guest post written by Alex Berger. Thank you so much for reading along!
My first trip to Massachusetts is still one of my favorite memories from my childhood. My parents, my sister, and I took the trip to visit my Great Aunt, who lived in Boston at the time. She, unfortunately, had a really terrible case of breast cancer that was not improving, so it was our last time seeing her. Even though the circumstances of the trip were not the best, we truly made it a trip for the books because we spent so much quality time together as a family, exploring not only Massachusetts but the entire New England area, as well. Here are some fun things to do in New England when planning a trip with your family:
Can you tell that I am a tourist yet? And did you really think that I would end this article without talking about eating lobster? I’m a foodie at heart and I just had to include this because it was one of my favorite memories from our trip to New England! If you are visiting the area (especially places such as Maine!), make sure you eat your fair share of fresh and buttery lobster. Lobster on a fork, lobster in a bun, lobster in everything! I’m for it all and the more, the better. If you are a tourist, you have to wear those cheesy plastic bibs and take a picture for the memories. Seriously – while this is definitely a touristy thing to do, it really is one of my best memories and I will make sure that my daughter has the same experience one day!
Another amazing memory that I had, while we were on our trip, was a hike that we did in Maine that led to a beautiful lighthouse. It was absolutely beautiful and I would do it again in a heartbeat! If you are headed to the New England area, make sure you visit at least one (preferably more) lighthouses!
Walk Around Boston & Get Interested In The History
Boston is home to the infamous red-brick line, which takes you on a journey through the American Revolution. It is 2.5 miles long and connects you to 16 different historical sites. You’ll see things like Bunker Hill Monument and Boston Common. There is an app that you can download if you want to do the walk yourself, or there are plenty of maps online, as well. We chose to do the walk with my Great Aunt, her husband, and her son, so we didn’t need to utilize an app or a map, but they are handy! If you’d rather not tackle it on your own, there are plenty of guided tours. The tours do not take you to all sites, however, so keep that in mind, but you can explore the other landmarks on your own, after the tour. Whatever you decide, walking the Freedom trail is a signature New England bucket list item that you absolutely cannot miss out on. It’s fun, educational, and good for the entire family.
Visit Cape Cod For The Day
Pretty much everyone has heard of Cape Cod and for good reason – it is beautiful! You can’t say that you’ve conquered New England without exploring the Cape Cod National Seashore. Head out on one of the many guided activities that include salt pond paddles, tours of the Cape’s striking lighthouses, and scenic hikes that are as educational as they are gorgeous. You can do some activities on your own, but we really enjoyed the guided tours because the guides will share tons of information about New England and Cape Cod specifically. We learned a lot!
New England is beautiful and there is truly so much to explore. It is definitely a place that I want to explore more, and potentially move to one day. My brother actually lives in Maine and absolutely loves it, so if we moved to the area, it would be great! Moving to a new state is no easy feat, however, and we would definitely need a moving company to help us out. Fresh Start – The Moving Crew services the entire New England area, so that could be a great fit!
They are based out of MA but have a huge area that they serve. They can help you with residential moving in Worcester, commercial moving services, packing, labor only services, and more. If we ever move to MA, I know that we will be calling them up to see if they could help us, and if you are local to New England, definitely check them out (and their reviews out – they are phenomenal) if you need a moving team that is professional, kind, dedicated, and affordable.
I’m not sure if moving to New England is in the cards for us this second (although I would LOVE it if Ian could find a job in that area), but boy would I love to live there so that I could explore the fun things to do in New England more.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fresh Start the Moving Crew.