The Local Summer Plans You’ve Been Looking For

We happen to believe that we live in the best little corner of the world.  We work here, live here, and help other people find their homes here!  The four seasons are often celebrated, but Summer is a special part of the year when us New Englanders get to go out and play.

Here’s a list of some great activities for the whole family, whether you want to get away for a weekend or need some rainy-day options.


Lions & tigers & bears…oh my! Zoos are a great day trip for the whole family and we have some great zoos in our area.

Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon

Franklin Park Zoo in Boston

Stone Zoo in Stoneham

Animal Adventures in Bolton

York’s Wild Kingdom in York, Maine


It’s summer, so of course, going to the beach is a must. We break down some great beaches in a few different areas.

Boston area beaches:

Carson Beach & M Street Beach in South Boston

Constitution Beach in East Boston

Lovells Island, Boston Harbor Islands

North Shore Beaches:     

Crane Beach in Ipswich

Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Nahant Beach Reservation in Nahant

Plum Island beach in Newburyport

Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester

South Shore Beaches:

Duxbury Beach in Duxbury

Humarock Beach in Scituate

Nantasket Beach in Hull

Plymouth Long Beach in Plymouth

Horseneck Beach in Westport

Southern New Hampshire Beaches:

Hampton Beach, Hampton NH

Rye Beach, Rye NH

Seabrook Beach, Seabrook NH

Southern Maine Beaches:

Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, ME

Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunkport, ME

Wells Beach, Wells, ME

York Beach, ME

New Hampshire Lakes Region Beaches

From Lake Winnipesaukee to White Lake, there are dozens of public beaches all along the shores of the incredible lakes in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The total list of public beaches can be found here!


Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, although we wish we could. Here are some fun rainy day activities!

Apex Entertainment

Kings Bowling (many locations)

Xtreme Craze Family Fun Center (many locations)

New England Aquarium

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Children’s Museum

Museum of Science

Peabody Essex Museum


If a day trip just isn’t long enough, here are some great weekend getaways for a change of scenery!

Great Wolf Lodge

Red Jacket Resorts (Cape Cod & North Conway, NH)

Foxwoods Casino

Mohegan Sun

Omni Mount Washington Resort in North Conway, NH

Adventure Suites in North Conway, NH

Anchorage Inn in York Beach, ME

Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer has just begun! You have plenty of time to go away for a weekend or two, or try out a new activity!