City slickers flock to the sandy shores at Nantasket Beach – one of Boston’s busiest. From cute B&Bs to smart sea-facing hotels, you’ll find one of Massachusetts‘ top spots to stay near Nantasket Beach – now bookable with Culture Trip.
This beauty of a resort delivers the impossible, an unforgettable escape to the beach a mere 15-minute ferry ride from Boston. When you’re watching the ocean waves splash the shore from the rooftop deck with a piña colada in hand, you won’t believe that you were at Fenway getting splashed with beer just hours earlier. Add in blue-hued rooms with fireplaces and balconies and you might just make Nantasket Beach and Boston your annual vacation destination.
You don’t need a large piece of luggage at this cozy B&B – just pack the essentials like a swimsuit, a pair of shades and a good book. Nantasket Beach, seafood shacks and coastal cafes are within a 20-minute walk so make sure you’ve got your wandering shoes in your carry-on. Just three antique-filled rooms with bay or garden views mean that the breakfast room is never overcrowded.
Detox or Retox at this contemporary, streamlined hotel nudged by pretty trees and plants – the outdoor pool and fitness center balance out the double breakfast buffet and Maine lobster rolls at Conrad’s Bar and Grill. Wompatuck State Park is a 15-minute drive away if you really want to work up a sweat. If you do, savor every morsel of the free chocolate chip cookies at the lobby free from guilt.
Got business in Boston but they booked you in Quincy? The Marriott is here to make your business trip smoother than a canceled Zoom call. The complimentary shuttle cruises you to the Quincy Adams T Station which will get you right to downtown Beantown. Let’s hope you don’t have to burn the midnight oil – but if you do, the desk in your cream-colored room’s a bonus as is the Irish pub on-site.
Bringing your boxer to the beach for the first time? Hyatt Place in Braintree welcomes you to shake off the sand in their pet-friendly rooms. The Odds & Ends service will hook you up with any forgotten items like sunscreen or toothpaste. Fido’s not out of luck if they forgot something, either – the Pet Express shop is right around the corner and will gladly groom your pooch’s fur to be free of every grain of salt and sand.
With the Blue Hills Reservation as their backdrop, Hampton Inn is basically begging you not to spend much time in their hotel. We won’t deny that even their king beds and whirlpool hot tub are super relaxing as are the graphite grey and rich orange feature walls. But with hiking and biking trails ready to explore, it’d be a shame to miss out on the Great Blue Hill views. Plus, you need to do something to earn an IPA at Widowmaker Brewing next door.
It’s a no-brainer to stay at Residence Inn by Marriott in Braintree, with transfers to the Logan Express which will get you swiftly to the airport. Once past the smart brick exterior and eclectically-style lobby, they’ve decked out the suites with full kitchens so you can cook up your favorite flavors – without racking up the bills dining out. The indoor saltwater pool may seem like overkill if you’re spending some time at Nantasket Beach, but trust us, a night swim after a day spent in the sun is the perfect way to soothe that sunburn.
The Red Lion Inn Resort may look a little different than it did when it opened over 300 years ago, but its charm still endures – you’ll fawn over the original wood beams and brick fireplaces waiting to welcome you in the small king suites. The Cohasset Historical Society on the same block will tell you who may or may not have wandered around Main Street in the days of old – though you can chat it up with today’s local legends over pints in the Red Lion Tavern, if you prefer.
If “Let’s Go Pats” are the only words on your Nantasket Beach itinerary, then get ready to do your touchdown dance at this sleek collection of studios and suites. Although you’re around 40 minutes from the shoreline, it’s half the distance to the Gillette Stadium goal line. Wear your jersey while you complete your modified game-day ritual at breakfast, at the pool and during the evening social – or wherever your superstition demands.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
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