City Escapes in New England

Suburban life is busy – we get it. From taking care of errands to carving out time to kick back and relax, it’s easy to forget about planning a weekend escape for some new sights and sounds. Thankfully, New England is home to a ton of popular cities that are known for their historical roots, amazing culinary scenes, and beautiful landscapes. If you’re looking for events to fill your calendar, consider planning a long weekend away at one of these popular New England city escapes!

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Explore the City of Boston

We will be totally honest… starting off with Boston is a little biased of us. But in reality, how could you not have such a beautiful, historic, and charming city on your list of New England must-sees? While Forest Properties residents of Landing 53 are within close proximity to Boston, it’s always worth taking some time to explore what’s around you. 

If you’re planning a weekend visit to Boston for the first time, here are a few recommended items to add to your itinerary:

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Living in Luxury at Landing 53

Located about 30 minutes from the heart of historic Boston, Landing 53 is Forest Properties' newest luxury building in Braintree, MA. Schedule a tour of available units today!

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Navigate Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island is one of the most charming and feel-good destinations that suite all four seasons. While the spot is especially popular in the summer, the town’s resort vibe incorporates coastal living with historic charm. Plus, there are several Gilded Era mansions that have been renovated into museums, which are perfect activities for history buffs looking for wintertime entertainment.

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The Townhouses of Wyndham Park in Connecticut

Wyndham Park is located within minutes of the University of Connecticut. Enjoy the open floor plan of our two bedroom townhomes and the private patio. Learn more on Wyndham Park now.

Maritime Adventures in Mystic 

Mystic, Connecticut is a slice of heaven out of a storybook. This is an adorable small city for a weekend escape with a ton of great restaurants, an aquarium for the family, and plenty of old boats to keep any sailor (or aspiring sailor) intrigued. 

If you are traveling to Mystic from Wyndham Park Apartments, add these kid friendly activities to your agenda:

  • Check out Old Mistick Village for outdoor shopping and eating
  • Visit the Mystic Aquarium
  • Explore a village of ships and coastal life at Mystic Seaport

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Venture Through Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is the perfect city for any visitor of any age with any interest. Rhode Island’s capital city is filled with nothing short of history, culture, and amazing nightlife entertainment. And yes, this includes plenty of highly-rated restaurants!

If you’re a sports fan, be sure to check out the game schedule for nearby universities including Johnson and Wales, Brown, and the Rhode Island school of design. Afterwards, we recommend making a dinner reservation at Waterman Grille for amazing seafood, Julian’s for a tasty brunch, or be spontaneous and eat at a local food truck you may stumble upon – just ask the locals of Four Seasons apartments! 

Good to Know: If you’re more of an outdoors person, Providence is close to some pretty amazing natural attractions, too! During the warmer months, check out the Providence River Boat Company to get a water side view of the city. Another option is to take a lighthouse cruise or wander through the Roger Williams Park Zoo.

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