Labor Day always seems to mark the unofficial end of summer, making it the perfect time to get away. The long weekend is only a few days away, but even if you haven’t made plans, there’s still time. With The Batch Yard located so close to many vacation destinations, it’s easy to plan a last-minute escape.
Living near coastal New England means you’re never far from one of the area’s many beautiful beaches. Whether you stay very close to home by visiting nearby Revere Beach or venture further afield by driving to the North Shore, there’s sure to be a spot in the sand with your name on it.
Both Crane Beach in Ipswich and Plum Island in Newburyport offer peaceful places to park it for the day. Less than an hour away from your home in Everett, both locations offer the quintessential New England beach experience, complete with the chance to get fried clams or a lobster roll at a nearby seafood shack like the iconic Woodman’s of Essex or the Clam Box in Ipswich.
If you’re looking to travel farther away for the long weekend, but don’t want to sit in the car for hours getting to Cape Cod, take the Fast Ferry to Provincetown. Located at the tip of the Cape, Provincetown is a beautiful, bustling town with excellent restaurants, beaches, shopping and more.
With an active nightlife and fun activities like kayaking and biking available during the day, Provincetown is the perfect destination for couples or families. And if you take the ferry, you’ll go from downtown Boston to the Provincetown dock in 90 minutes. Plus, with a bar onboard, you can start your vacation right away!
And if you’ve traveled a lot this summer, perhaps a staycation sounds like more fun than trekking anywhere far away. From grilling and hanging out by the pool on The Batch Yard’s roofdeck to exploring local breweries, you’ll find plenty to do right at home.