Pawtucket, RI – one hour south by car
Seeing our beloved Red Sox at Fenway just isn’t always feasible due to high demand for tickets and the prices paid for them. So if you’d like to take in a game, consider traveling a short distance to see its AAA players (and the occasional on-the-mend big leaguer) scrumming to make it to The Show. Tickets to McCoy Stadium cost just $7 – which is LESS than the cost of a beer at Fenway! When you think about how many players are called up from AAA to play in the bigs, this deal looks even sweeter!
Seaside R & R
Kennebunkport, ME –A scenic hour north by car
The White Barn Inn is where you can find unforgettable lodging, fine dining and a spa – all in the most idyllic setting. Perfectly appointed rooms have roaring fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms. Enjoy the prix-fixe masterpiece at the Inn’s five-diamond restaurant. Just a short walk from the Inn is Kennebunk Beach and Dock Square, which boast a bounty of unique shops and local dining. But perhaps the biggest reason to visit the Inn is for one of its signature Spa Flower Hammam Rituals, a 90-minute skin detox inspired by Turkish and Moroccan bathhouse traditions.
For the Foodies
Portsmouth, NH – A quick 45 minutes by car
While both Boston and Portland, ME are known as foodie havens, the seaside town that sits between them can certainly hold its own when it comes to pleasing your palate. The Black Trumpet is a long time fave, doing seasonal foods, upscale. Cava is way fun with its tapas, wine bar and Spanish-inspired dancing. There’s the Gaslight for wood-fired pizza and The Friendly Toast for the best breakfast with the most character in town. While there are some big name hotels here, check-in to the Ale House Inn for some small town charm and big time comfort, especially if you’re a beer connoisseur.