100 Things to do in New England
97. Test out non-dairy ice cream at FoMu
Dairy-free ice cream? Yes, it’s absolutely delicious! FoMu is a coconut based ice cream shop with 2 locations near Boston (Jamaica Plain and Allston). The creamy texture mimics dairy based ice cream, meaning it’s the perfect treat for vegan and lactose intolerant individuals. Dairy free doesn’t mean boring! FoMu has over 15 different flavors available (everything from cookie dough to Girl Scout cookie flavors).
Location: 481 Cambridge St, Allston, MA02134 (Allston location) & 617 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (Jamaica Plain location)
98. Tour historic Benefit Street in Providence
Take a mile long walk along one of the oldest streets in Providence. You will be treated to some of the best colonial architecture in the US. This cobblestone walkway is often referred to as the “Mile of History” as some of the oldest US attractions are located along this road, including the 4th oldest library (The Providence Athenaeum) and the oldest running little theater (Barker Playhouse).
Location: Benefit St. Providence, RI 02903
99. Head to Boston Common for the annual tree lighting ceremony
The Boston tree lighting ceremony is a fun, festive event for the entire family. Each year various entertainment acts, including popular singers from shows such as American Idol, come to Boston Common for one of the country’s best tree lighting ceremonies. To add to the excitement, the Skating Club of Boston hosts a free ice skating performance prior to the lighting.
Location: 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
100. Take a summer break at Horseneck Beach
This extremely popular South coast beach, located in Westport, features some of the biggest waves in the state. Swimming here is fun because of the humongous waves, however, it tends to get very crowded so plan for a weekday if possible.
Location: Rt 88 Westport, MA 02790