Weekend Trips in the Northeast

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    Boston Walking Tour

    • Spend a morning learning about Boston's rich history. One of the best ways to explore this city is on foot. Walking tours allow visitors to get up close to buildings and sites that have played an essential role in U.S. history. Boston by Foot Tours offers daily, regularly scheduled tours during the summer months and private, customized tours year-round. Choose from options such as tours of Beacon Hill, the Literary Landmarks tour, which shows you the homes of great Victorian-era authors, and the Freedom Trail tour, which includes sites from the American Revolution.

      Boston by Foot Tours

      77 North Washington Street

      Boston, MA 02114

      617-367-2345

      bostonbyfoot.org

    Fairmont Copley Plaza

    • Stay at downtown Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. In operation since 1912, the hotel is within walking distance of Beacon Hill, Newbury Place and the Hynes Convention Center. Rooms and suites feature views of Copley Square, décor inspired by the Boston area, marble bathrooms, premium toiletries and linens, and a range of technological amenities such as Internet access and flat-panel televisions. Dine on steak and seafood in the hotel's award-winning restaurant. Indulge in some pampering and relaxation at the hotel spa, which offers a range of facial, body and massage treatments.

      Fairmont Copley Plaza

      138 St. James Avenue

      Boston, MA

      02116

      617-267-5300

      fairmont.com

    Cruise at Newburyport

    • Newburyport is located 40 miles north of Boston. Take a day sail on the "Ninth Wave," a 48-foot, custom-built catamaran. Tours leave from the Newburyport boardwalk and take you down the Merrimack River to the Atlantic. Keep your eyes open for sea life. If you like, the crew will let you help steer and trim the sails. Tours leave twice daily, Wednesday through Sunday, in summer months. Sunset tours are available each evening.

      9th Wave Sailing Charters

      54R Merrimac St.

      Newburyport, MA 01950

      866-984-9283

      9thwave.net

    Hildene

    • Manchester, Vermont's Hildene offers a scenic and historic way to spend an afternoon. The ancestral family home of Abraham Lincoln's descendants, Hildene is set on more than 400 acres of preserved grounds. Take a tour of the family home, the farm, the Hoyt formal gardens and the cutting and kitchen gardens, or just stroll along the estate's many walking trails.

      Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home

      1005 Hildene Rd.

      Manchester, VT 05254

      800 578-1788

      hildene.org

    Equinox Resort and Spa

    • While in Vermont, indulge in a bit of pampering and stay at the Equinox Resort and Spa. The Equinox offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as golfing, falconry, hiking, archery, fly fishing and hiking. Winter guests can ski, snowboard and snowshoe. The spa offers facials and body treatments that utlizie local ingredients such as maple sugar and mineral clay, massages, a fitness center and an indoor, heated pool.

      Equinox Resort and Spa

      3567 Main St.

      Route 7A

      Manchester Village, VT 05254

      800-362-4747

      equinoxresort.com

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