Looking for suggestions for a inexpensive beach-front hotel within 45 minutes of Boston.
August 5, 2012 10:08 AM Subscribe
Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium.
posted by victoriab to Travel & Transportation around Boston, MA (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to plan a last minute beach/Boston aquarium trip for my family (husband and two kids 7 & 5) and I'm getting overwhelmed by the options.
We're coming by car from Hartford, CT during the week of August 20-24th and we've got got a 2.5 hour appointment in Cambridge that we need to work around but dates and hotel locations are flexible other than that.
The main goal is that we'd like to spend our days in Boston doing touristy stuff (Zoo, Aquarium and other things that a 5 & 7 year old might enjoy...feel free to make suggestions) and spend the late afternoon and early evening enjoying the beach. We'd prefer to keep the nightly price around $125 but I realize that might not be possible. I'm also open to the idea of renting an apartment or something through AirBNB but I need to pin down the beach first.
Some beach suggestions I've found online include - Spectacle Island (husband isn't excited about having to take the ferry to get there), Carson Beach, Revere Beach, Crane Beach, Singing Beach and Wingaersheek Beach. Crane Beach and Wingaersheek Beach both seem too far away...what do you guys think? A friend of mine suggested Plymouth but again...is that too far away from Boston to consider doing day trips and still enjoying Plymouth itself?
I'm sorry that this question is all over the place but I'm swimming in options and I'm hoping you Boston-area Mefites can help me quickly narrow down my options.