Planning a family trip to New England this summer? There's no shortage of things to see and do!
Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure, a relaxing day at the beach, or both, your family will love exploring all that New England has to offer! See below where we've rounded up five of the best family-friendly activities to do this season in New England.
1. Explore a state park
If you’re looking to get some fresh air this summer, consider visiting one of New England’s beautiful state parks! Although fall foliage seems to get all the recognition, the views in New England are just as breathtaking in the summer time. With miles of hiking trails and even some places to swim, your family will love exploring the great outdoors in New England!
Visit outdoorproject.com for a list of must-visit state parks throughout the region.
2. Spend the day at the beach
Because who doesn’t love a day at the beach? The long winter months can take quite a toll on New Englanders, so it’s no wonder that locals soak up as much time at the beach as they possibly can! From Hammonasset Beach in Connecticut to Narragansett Town Beach in Rhode Island, your family will love spending a day, or even the full weekend exploring miles of New England’s sandy beaches.
For a list of some of New England’s most beloved beaches, visit townandcountrymag.com.
3. Visit an amusement park
Okay, so maybe visiting an amusement park doesn’t sound like the most relaxing day for parents—but the kids are bound to have the absolute time of their lives! Whether you’re looking to spend the day riding roller coasters, playing games, or floating down a lazy river (now that’s more our style!,) New England has plenty of affordable amusement parks to choose from.
Visit mommypoppins.com for a list of local favorites!
4. Interact with animals at the zoo
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Your family will love spending the day at one of New England's many zoos. With some even offering up-close animal encounters and educational opportunities, it's just as much fun as it is a learning experience for all!
Visit newengland.com to help plan your next zoo trip.
5. Make the most of a rainy day at the museum
Use a rainy summer day as the perfect educational opportunity and visit one of New England's museums! Whether you’re looking for a museum about history, the arts, animals, the human body, or dinosaurs, there’s a museum for everyone to enjoy in New England! (photo courtesy of Wadsworth Atheneum)
Visit visitnewengland.com for a list of some of the best museums in the region.