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February Road Trips to MetroWest Boston

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Buffalo Rose performs at Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham, MA. Photo by Dave Shrewsbury

Consider a little school vacation week or friends’ weekend road trip to MetroWest Boston! Comprised of nineteen towns just across the Rhode Island border, this region offers charming yet economical hotels and hidden gems to explore, all a quick drive from the Ocean State. Here are two itineraries to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step this February.

Guys/Girls Weekend

Boston Honey

Boston Honey. Photo courtesy of MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau

Start with a libations tour…MetroWest Boston has fourteen craft breweries, two cideries, a winery and distillery! Visit Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, or GlenPharmer Distillery for a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting. Feeling competitive with your besties? Head to Level99 for their unique take on mental and physical escape rooms and challenges, or book time at The Beach House for some indoor beach volleyball or Modelville Hobby for highly competitive slot-car racing. Enjoy a fabulous play, concert, or special event at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, TCAN, The Black Box, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, or atac: downtown arts + music. Be sure to visit the Danforth Art Museum, a jewel box housing 3,500+ pieces of art from the 18th century to today. And whether or not you’re a fan of military history, you’ll LOVE the American Heritage Museum—a treasure-trove of immersive exhibits and personal stories set amongst their astonishing collection of antique planes, cars, and tanks. Love fantastic food? MetroWest’s many farm-to-table restaurants—like Buttercup, Lookout Farm or Heritage of Sherborn—offer warm atmospheres, exceptional service, and delightful gastronomy! Or indulge at Framingham Station Brazilian Steakhouse: this Rodizio-style grill includes Gaucho Chefs who carve meat from skewers tableside, all served in a historic train station. Finish off your visit with a little shopping therapy! Wander lovely boutiques in the Natick, Franklin or Marlborough Cultural Districts, or stop by Boston Honey Company where you can watch them make their gorgeous candles, shop their bath products and sample various honeys at their honey bar.

School Vacation Week

Discovery Museum Water Table

Discovery Museum. Photo courtesy of MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau.

Earth And Aerial Yoga

Earth and Aerial Yoga. Photo courtesy of MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau

From JamTime and the Discovery Museum, to arts and crafts offerings and ninja gyms, there is lots to amuse the littles. Your littles not so little anymore? Enjoy Urban Air’s indoor amusement park, with ropes courses, zip line, climbing walls, battle beam, warrior course, and more, or let them get a LOT of energy out at Altitude or Launch trampoline parks. Encourage some healthy competition at Boston Paintball or Dave & Buster’s. Find they’re swinging from the rafters? Try an aerial class at Earth & Aerial Yoga. Like hands on activities? Make something delicious in a cooking class at The WSK, register for a STEM workshop at New England Sci-Tech, or take a mosaics or jewelry making class at Cheryl Cohen Mosaics or Elsie Kaye Glassworks. Visit the newly renovated Christa McAuliffe Center for special vacation week programs in their planetarium and their Challenger Learning Center, where your kids can work together to launch their own space mission and bring the spacecraft home again. Or check out the many family-friendly events at metrowestvisitors.org/events.

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McAuliffe Center . Photo courtesy of MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau

Whatever your interest, MetroWest Boston has something for you! To plan your next adventure, download the free visitors guide at metrowestvisitors.org/guide.

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