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Great Day Trip Ideas from your Boston Hostel
The East Coast of America is worth exploration and we often recommend that guests staying in our Boston hostels allocate some time to a day trip outside the city to see some of this renowned area.
We’ve put together a list of attractions and destinations that are easily accessible from our hostels in Boston by public transport. Catering to all tastes from witchcraft to outdoor adventure and from scenic villages to historical sites, you’ll get the best recommendations collected from the knowledgeable staff at our Boston hostels.
Day Trip to Salem
The site of the notorious Salem Witchcraft Trials of the 17th century attracts the curious and the macabre. From your Boston hostel you can take the Salem Ferry’s scenic route to this historical port town. We suggest that you don’t miss the Witch Dungeon Museum and the last standing Witch House. If you’re planning a whole day in Salem you could also enjoy the after dark tour which will send shivers down your spine!
Day Trip to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
So, if you want another ferry adventure from the city but you are looking for more activities at the final destination then we have another perfect recommendation for the guests of our hostels in Boston. The Boston Harbour National Recreation Area is made up of 34 islands and peninsulas where you can explore a fort from the Civil War, climb up lighthouses, wade in tide pools, hike trails, fish, picnic and swim.
Day Trip to Gloucester
Boston hostels also provide a convenient base for a day trip to “America’s Oldest Fishing Port” in Gloucester, a short train ride from the city. A working waterfront today, this community is a vibrant place for any visitor. Whale watching tours and deep sea fishing excursions are on offer; there’s a great beach; you can shop in America’s oldest Art Colony; or wander the historic downtown.
Day Trip to Plymouth
Soak up some serious history after a bus ride from any Boston hostel to Plymouth, the port where the Founding Fathers washed up and planted the seed of what we now know as America. Here you’ll also find a wealth of Native American history in the Wampanoag Plimoth Plantation Homesite. Plymouth is a town with a fascinating juxtaposition of cultures.