Nantucket has 10 public beaches, some reachable only by foot or bike. The most popular North Shore spots are Dionis and Jetties beaches. Dionis's mild surf and...more
The 115 beaches strung out along Cape Cod's 560 miles of coastline run the gamut from surfer-friendly to family-friendly to clothing-optional. The best (and...more
The Vineyard has 14 public beaches as well as six residents-only beaches that are off-limits to outsiders (unless your hotel provides guest passes or you're...more
Cape Cod has a huge network of off-road cycling trails, many of which cruise through the woods and past cranberry bogs, clam shacks, ice cream stands, and...more
Martha's Vineyard has miles of bike routes, most of them wide paths set apart from the main roads by grassy strips. There are short trails such as the scenic...more
Low-lying and just 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, Nantucket is easily toured by bicycle. Of the island's seven clearly marked trails, the best is the...more
City-center Boston Common is the nation's oldest public park. Cattle grazed here between 1634 and 1830, but today, the rolling green hills and bench-lined...more
Put your skepticism aside: This tour of Boston on WWII amphibious vehicles is actually fun and informative (with the occasional historical embellishment). The...more
Just a seven-mile ferryboat ride across the Boston Harbor, this little-known national park makes a great day trip on a sunny summer day. The park extends to 34...more
The Boston Public Library is a destination in itself, and not just for bookworms. Charles Follen McKim designed the original building (check out where the...more
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