100 Things to do in New England
91. Shop, Dine & People Watch on Provincetown’s Commercial Street
Cape Cod’s vibrant street is home to numerous restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. This is the place to stop in Provincetown for any type of food or entertainment. It’s also a great place to people watch and admire the great architecture. Visit during the summer months as some restaurants are only open seasonally. Furthermore, summertime is typically when most festivals and events take place.
Visit the Provincetown website for information regarding annual events.
Location: Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 02657
92. Take a riverfront walk at Fall River Heritage State Park
This 14 acre park in Southeast Massachusetts sits on the banks of the Taunton River. The 1.25 mile long walking path offers excellent views of the river, the Charles M. Braga Bridge, and Battleship Cove. After your walk, be sure to stop by Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar for lunch and a game on the enormous 6½ by 11 foot TV screens!
Location: 200 Davol St Fall River, MA 02720
93. Stroll along the beautiful Boston waterfront
While downtown, take the time to explore Boston’s beautiful waterfront area. If you are interested in a whale watching cruise, CityPass offers a great package which includes the cruise, as well as admission to the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, and Skywalk Observatory for just 55 bucks. This is a really great deal! Massachusetts consistently ranks among the top places in the world for whale watching. Harbor Walk is a great path for walking, jogging, or cycling while taking in the serene views. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area (Legal Sea Foods has great waterfront seating), as well as places to grab a coffee to accompany your walk.
Location: Boston, MA 02113
94. Spend the day at Providence Place Mall
You could spend the entire day at Rhode Island’s largest mall and never get bored. This urban mall features great views of the city from its numerous floor to ceiling windows. Inside you will find over 100 stores, 10+ restaurants, a Dave and Busters, a 16 screen theater, an IMAX theater. The mall is clean and modern looking and usually not very crowded unless you visit during prime times. Conveniently, there is a Westin hotel connected via skywalk for guests visiting from out of town.
Location: 1 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903
95. Grab a coffee and relax at Somethin’s Brewin’
In the small town of Lakeville, Massachusetts, located in Plymouth county, you will find a cozy little coffee shop called Something’s Brewin’. This comfortable, friendly shop brews organic, locally roasted coffee and offers comfortable couches and home-style décor, which changes depending on the season. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the coffee always excellent!
Location: 241 Main St, Lakeville, MA 02347
96. Take a tour of Old Burying Point Cemetery Salem
Visit the oldest burying ground in Salem and one of the oldest in the country. Because it was established in 1637, it has an old and creepy atmosphere with many weathered, illegible headstones. Judge John Hawthorne of the Salem Witch Trials is buried here. The Salem Night Tour gives you a chance to walk around the graveyard at night, along with a team of paranormal investigators.