Run away for the holiday weekend to one of these picturesque getaways, where relaxation is the order of the day. Just a short car or train ride away, these excursions are the perfect way to celebrate the dwindling days of summer.


4 hours (drive and ferry)

This tiny island off of Cape Cod has long been a favorite summer destination, with its dune-backed beaches and cobblestone streets. Topnotch restaurants, high-end boutiques, and historic churches are just part of the appeal of this perfect weekend retreat.


1 hour 45 minutes

Travelers escape to Cape Cod for its spectacular beaches, luxury hotels, and waterfront dining. Just a short jaunt from Boston, Cape Cod is accessible by a number of different transportation options. Just a quick drive, bus ride or flight puts you in the land of lighthouses and lobsters.


2 hours

Maine has been nicknamed “Vacationland,” and its largest city, Portland, certainly lives up to that reputation. From delicious food to historical monuments, Portland offers something for everyone. With one-of-a-kind shops and award-winning restaurants, Portland boasts distinctive neighborhoods and a funky vibe.


2 hours

Long regarded as a top weekend getaway destination, Newport continues to appeal to travelers who flock to its yacht races, unique shops, and diverse restaurants. Although best known for its beautiful beaches, the Breakers and Rosecliff mansions are also top attractions in this historic coastal town.


2 hours 30 minutes

Situated in the foothills of the White Mountains, this beautiful yet remote area of New Hampshire offers a relaxing escape from bustling city life. As New Hampshire’s largest standing body of water, Lake Winnipesaukee contains more than 250 islands and 178 miles of shoreline, and the quaint towns that dot its shores are perfect for weekend exploring.