Hit the Road: Plan a Road Trip with the Broadway to Beantown Itinerary

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, July 22, 2013

Plan the perfect vacation this summer – a road trip with family or friends! You and your fellow travelers can explore the northeastern coast of the United States from New York City to Boston with our Broadway to Beantown itinerary. Don’t forget to add some of these great attractions and activities to your trip!

New York, New York

Start your trip in the most iconic city in the United States – New York City! Stop by the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newark Airport hotel to check in and relax before heading into this bustling city. Start your vacation in the Big Apple with one of the city’s most popular activities … shopping, of course! Take a guided and customized shopping tour with Style Guide Shopping Tours, or explore the many popular shopping areas on your own. Want to get outdoors? Stroll through the gardens, check out the exhibits, or enjoy a movie in the outdoor cinema at Socrates Sculpture Garden, or head to popular Rockaway Beach for swimming, sunbathing, and people watching.

Socrates Sculpture Garden

After a full day of exploring this exciting city, enjoy a slice of authentic New York-style pizza at Nick’s Pizza in Queens.

Providence, Rhode Island

Once you’ve experienced all that New York City has to offer, pack your bags and hop in the car for a drive up the East Coast to Providence, Rhode Island. One of the first cities established in the United States, Providence has a rich history and fun culture. Start your tour of the city at the popular Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum of Art, which houses over 84,000 pieces of artwork throughout six stories. Art and history lovers alike will appreciate the museum’s offerings, from ancient Roman, Egyptian and Greek artifacts to Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained-glass windows.

The Dorrance

Spend an afternoon strolling along the 1.6-mile-long Blackstone Boulevard Walking Path, or browse the local and eclectic shopping in the Westminster Street shopping district. When you’re ready for a bite to eat, Providence won’t disappoint. Enjoy an elegant meal at the The Dorrance, which is housed in the cavernous building that once the home of the Federal Reserve. If you’re craving a sweet treat, stop by Pastiche, a European-style café that offers several mouth-watering desserts.

Boston, Massachusetts

Just a short drive from Providence, Boston offers visitors so many things to experience and explore. Plan to spend an afternoon touring the expansive Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. After seeing the museum’s more than 450,000 works of art, relax in the Boston Public Garden, which is located in the heart of the city. You can experience the many trees and flowers, visit the popular Lagoon, or take a spin in the iconic Swan Boats.

George Washington Statue at Boston Public Garden

If you’re visiting during baseball season, you can’t miss a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. For those of you visiting outside of the season, Fenway Park also offers tours that the whole family will love. Kids even have the chance to sit on top of the famous Green Monster, the park’s left field wall, for a memorable photo op. After a full day exploring the city, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Stop at The Daily Catch, a “hole in the wall” Boston gem offering fresh Sicilian-style seafood and pasta.

Get out and explore some of New England’s most exciting cities with our Broadway to Beantown itinerary. What are you waiting for? Grab a printer-friendly version of the itinerary today and hit the road!

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