NU Bucket List – #34

This Weekend Outside of Boston

8/26 – 8/28

Who’s ready to make the most of summer?! This weekend, we will be featuring some of the best places outside of Boston that can be accessible via various types of transportation. Fall is right on our heels, so now’s the time to soak up some sun!

Gloucester Quarry

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#SummerGoals! With a 20 feet rope swing, cliff jumps of different heights, and plenty of water to swim in, the Gloucester Quarry is the ultimate summer hangout spot. The location is a little difficult to pinpoint, but doesn’t that make it even better?! Here’s a tip: once you get to this school, you’ll find a trail in the woods nearby that will lead straight to it. Or, ask any of the locals and they can show you towards the right direction.

Cape Cod

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What’s a New England summer without the Cape? With CapeFlyer, you don’t need even need a car to get there. It leaves right from South Station and brings you all the way to Hyannis all weekend! It is usually $40 round trip, but a full list of schedules and fares can be found here.

Halibut Point State Park

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Halibut Point was originally a granite quarry over 150 years ago until the collapse of the granite industry. This park now has a variety of walking trails, picnic tables, fishing opportunities and cross-country skiing in the winter. You can get to Rockport via commuter rail and then take Cape Ann Blue Line right to the park.

Revere Beach

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Nothing says summer more than sand between your toes! Take the T all the way to Wonderland (on the Blue Line) and visit America’s first public beach. They often have festivals during the summer, so check their website before you plan your trip!

Newport, RI

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Newport, Rhode Island boasts the famous mansions of the Gilded Age, where America’s wealthiest would vacation during the summer. Step into a piece of history and experience the extravagance for yourself! Tour tickets to the mansions start at around $25 for any two of the houses and the best way to get there is by car.

So what are you waiting for? The clock is ticking and summer is going by faster than ever! Share your favorite summer moments with us on social media.

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