Lizzie Borden House

Fall River, Massachusetts
(508) 675-7333

With all the manufactured gore that Halloween brings with it, we thought it might be an idea to remind you that you can see the real thing: The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA, where Lizzie Borden famously gave her mother 40 whacks … with an axe.

Mystic Whaler

New London, Connecticut
8006978420

The Mystic Whaler is a faithful reproduction of a late 19th century tall ship, offering everything from sailing vacations (2-, 3- and 5-day cruises) to shorter day trips (the Lobster Dinner Cruise, Sunday Brunch, and Sunset Cruises among them.) Its home port is New London, CT – very c

Newport Mansions

Newport, Rhode Island
401 847 1000

Memories of the Gilded Age are never more gilded than at the Newport Mansions, possibly America’s greatest collection of historic house museums.

Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
800-733-1830

Old Sturbridge Village is New England’s largest outdoor living history museum,  depicting life in an early 1830s rural New England village. Its more than 200 acres include a working farm, trade shops, historic homes, and water-powered mills.

Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth, Massachusetts
(508) 746-1622

Providence Rink at Bank of America City Center

Providence, Rhode Island

If the idea of taking a spin on the ice just feels like the holidays to you, The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center is one of the nation’s prettier locations to head.

 

Slater Mill Historic Site

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
401-725-8638

Slater Mill is ground zero for the Industrial Revolution in America. The first water powered cotton spinning mill in North America, it was built on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket by Samuel Slater, who brought the technology with him from England.

Slater Park and Looff Carousel

Slater Park has a bit of everything, from a small petting zoo to paddle boats to walking trail to a playground the kids will like. But the highlight of the park is undoubtedly the Looff Carousel, built by craftsman Charles I.D. Looff in 1895, that has resided at the park since 1910.

The Big E

West Springfield, Massachusetts
413 737 2443

County fairs are everywhere, but there’s only one Big E.

 

The Brooklyn Fair

Brooklyn, Connecticut

The Brooklyn Fair, which began in 1809, and occurs every year in late August, claims to be the oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Despite its age, it’s not at all stodgy.