Visiting Boston? Stay in Medford!

Located just five miles north of Boston, our family-friendly apartment in Medford is a convenient home base for all your Boston adventures. You don’t even need a car – we’re one block from public transportation that takes you directly into the city. But if you’ve brought your car with you, you’re in luck! One of the great things about New England is that so many sights are only a tank away.

Here are seven delightful day trips within driving distance of Medford:

Salem, Mass. (25 minutes): Visit museums and landmarks commemorating the 1692 Salem witch trials, tour the historic harbor, and enjoy great shopping, dining, and recreation along the waterfront. Info: http://www.salem.org /

Concord, Mass. (25 minutes): The site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War and  home to the great transcendentalist writers Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne, Concord is a must-see destination for history and literature buffs alike. Info: http://concordchamberofcommerce.org/visitor-information/

Newport, R.I. (90 minutes): Tour opulent summer mansions owned by the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and other wealthy families during America’s gilded age. Drive along the picturesque coast, view the historic lighthouses, and stroll the charming downtown. Info: http://www.discovernewport.org/

Rockport, Mass. (45 minutes): Visit this this quaint seaside town for art galleries, shops, restaurants, and beautiful beaches. Hiking trails offer spectacular ocean views. Info: http://www.rockportusa.com/

Kittery/York/Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine (60-90 minutes): Hit the shopping outlets in Kittery, then drive north to relax at the beach or take a whale-watching cruise. Info: http://www.ogunquit.org/index.php

Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod (90 minutes by fast ferry from Boston): This colorful community is famous for its funky boutiques and vibrant arts scene. Don’t miss Pilgrim Monument, offering panoramic views of the entire Cape.
Info: http://www.provincetown.com/

Cape Cod (drive as long as you like!): Whether you venture as far as Wellfleet and Truro, or explore the upper Cape around Sandwich and Falmouth, Cape Cod offers countless opportunities for swimming, biking, kayaking, and antiquing.
Info: http://www.capecodchamber.org/

At the end of your day of sightseeing, our 1,300-square-foot apartment in Medford offers all the comforts of home: a full kitchen, on-street parking, wireless internet, and more. Click here for more information or to book a reservation. [link: http://anextrabedvacationrentals.com/reservations/]