Boston and New England

Weekend and day trips in New England

Boston for the Holidays (2019)

December is a big month for family weekend celebrations in and around Boston with lots of holiday LIGHTS and music. LIGHTING OF THE TREE.  The first order of business is of course to Light the main Boston Tree in the country’s oldest Boston Common Park (December 5th this year) (you do know that our tree …

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Summer Trip to Provincetown- with Video!

Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a seaside fun town with colorful main street (Commercial street), beautiful nature (dunes, National Seashore beaches, and pine forests), rich artistic presence, and historic significance as first Pilgrims landing point in 1620. We visit Provincetown on a day trip every summer when we weekend on …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

SUMMER  2021 update: while Tanglewood Festival is BACK this summer (check out the list of summer 2021 PERFORMANCES), children’s pre-event programming is not being offered. You could still read this post for general information about visiting with kids, and I will update when new family events are offered. I used to think of a Tanglewood …

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Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops

Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops: What to Expect

As a family, we try to take advantage of Boston’s world class cultural attractions every chance we get.   Attending Boston Pops Orchestra’s Kids Holiday Matinee at the Symphony Hall seemed festively appropriate for December holidays, but when we first attended a couple of years ago, we had no idea what to expect.   So we put together …

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Couple's Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

COUPLE’S RETREAT TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FOR A DAY).

Last weekend the forecast promised a hot mid-September day, our kids had the plans of their own, and we found ourselves on the market for a “couple’s day” away ideas.   Living in a Boston suburb, there are day trips possibilities in any direction, but the plan did not seem to fall into place until … …

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24-hour escape to the Berkshires

24-Hour Couple’s Getaway to the Berkshires

We spend a family summer weekend in the Massachusetts Berkshires every year but we haven’t had a chance for a couple’s romantic weekend in the Berkshires weekend in a long time.  So we aimed to make the very best of our 24 hours in Lenox last weekend! Here is how it all unraveled.   ROMANTIC NIGHT IN …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires

BOSTON SUMMER 2018: Open Air Performances in and around Boston

4th of July  “officially” starts a busy summer of concerts and performances within 1-2 hour drive from Boston.  Here is my best of summer Open Air Events in and around Boston (many are free to the public). 1.  Harborwalk Sounds  series brings the city’s most talented young musicians and dancers to Boston waterfront for Institute of Contemporary …

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Choose Your Date And Celebrate End Of Season At Boston Ballet

For me, attending Boston Ballet’s performances is not only about admiring one of the leading and oldest American ballet companies, but also about spending time with my loved ones.  I carefully “plan” my Boston Ballet season by choosing which family member I will invite on which ballet outing with me.  I shared Romeo & Juliet with …

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Parts In Suite And Romeo & Juliet: Two Productions Open The Spring Season At Boston Ballet

I love it when Boston Ballet has two rotating productions for us to enjoy (and appreciate versatility of the dancers!)  This spring we are treated to the Parts In Suite mixed program of contemporary choreography and the full-length classic of Romeo & Juliet (music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by John Cranko); both ballets are running …

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