Spring Break Staycations

You don’t need to travel far on vacation to have family memories that last a lifetime. Take a day trip or head to one of these Massachusetts hotels and resorts.



Explore the City with a Nine Day Boston CityPASS:

The CityPASS includes admission to New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory, Museum of Fine Arts, or the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Old State House.


The Go Boston Card: Enjoy admission to 52 attractions including the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Bike Rental, Fenway Park Tour and New England Aquarium.


Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour

100 Breed’s Hill Road, Hyannis, 888-881-2447

Take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory and enjoy some free samples. Tours are Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm. Self guided tours of the factory are free.


Boston Duck Tour: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Boston is the Boston Duck Tour. Take a ride through different neighborhoods and learn the history of this famous city. At the end of the tour, you will splash into the Charles River and enjoy the view of Boston Skyline.



222 Harrington Way, Worcester, 508-929-2700

The EcoTarium is an indoor and outdoor attraction that has a fun playground, nature trails and a model steam engine. If there’s snow on the ground, you can borrow a sled and spend the day sledding. 


The Taza Chocolate Factory

561 Windsor St., Somerville, 617-284-2232

Have a sweet time at The Taza Chocolate Factory. Go on a tour of the chocolate factory and then enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour.


Stone Zoo

149 Pond St., Stoneham, 617-541-5466

“We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo …” Spend the day at the zoo learning about all of the different animals.


The Butterfly Place

120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, 978-392-0955

Put on your brightest color clothing and head to The Butterfly place to see New England butterflies and different tropical species.


Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum

At Simmons Homestead Inn

288 Scudder Ave., Hyannis Port, 508-778-4934

Start your engines! The Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum has the largest collections of sports car in the country.





Bayside Resort

225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, 508-775-5669

The resort offers different packages during school vacation weeks that include activities such as magic shows, ice cream socials and movie nights.


The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

40 Edwin Lane Blvd., Cambridge, 617-806-4200 

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston puts together different staycation packages for school vacation weeks. Some of the accommodations include cookies and milk being delivered before bedtime, coloring book and crayons upon check-in and VIP passes to the Museum of Science.


The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-262-9600

 Offers different packages during school vacation weeks for families and even teachers. Some of the activities include movie night, family photo shoots, postcard decorating and more.  They also have teacher appreciation night at the bar where teachers can mingle and relax.


Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club
2907 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-9000

Get ready to have a blast at this family-friendly resort. The resort boasts two indoor pools with daily activities including a cannonball contest, inner tube water polo and kick board races. Kids will enjoy myriad activities ranging from pirate themed events to cupcake happy hour.


Red Jack Resort in Cape Cod
1 S Shore Dr., South Yarmouth, 800-672-0500

Close to many popular attractions such as Zooquarium, Cape Cod Children’s Museum, kite shops and Bonkerz Party Zone.  Enjoy the close beaches, bike trails and even go on a whale watch.


Cape Codder Resort and Spa

1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, 855-736-0802

You’ll have a “splashing” good time at Cape Codder Resort and Spa. Enjoy the indoor wave pool, waterslides, whirlpool and the outdoor heated pool that is open year round.  


Sea Mist Resort

141 Great Neck Rd., South Mashpee, 508-477-0549

The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, game room, mini golf course, and is close to many beaches, craft shops and art galleries. Local marinas offer excursions to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.


Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, 617-933-5000

Some of the vacation packages include four tickets to a behind the scenes tour of Fenway Park, Red Sox inspired treats, and access to the hotel’s board game and DVD collection.


With so much to do in our great state, why not book a staycation during spring break and visit family-friendly local attractions, hotels and resorts in Massachusetts. You’re guaranteed to have an amazing time!

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21 Feb 2014

By Boston Parents Paper