Whether you’re planning on making a splash on the Boston Tea Party or riding the Dragon Coaster, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Filled with thrills and wild wet chills, this family-friendly amusement and water park is just across the Massachusetts border, making it an effortless trip from Beantown. Have a blast, and save some cash when you stay at these great hotels – bookable with Culture Trip.
Holiday Inn Salem keeps you close to the screams. This budget-friendly hotel is less than 2mi (3.2km) from Canobie Lake Park and less than an hour from the Salem Witch Museum. Knock both out in a weekend, all while enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool or a warm soak in your jacuzzi suite. Rain getting in the way of a great day? Wait it out at the cinema and with some shopping at the Mall at Rockingham Park next door.
La Quinta Inn & Suites is so close to Canobie Lake Park that you can practically hear the screams from the Xtreme Frisbee. You’re welcome to pile on a plate of breakfast in the lobby – if you think you can hold it down while riding the Star Blaster. Thankfully, there are laundry facilities to use on site if you need to wash your swimsuit dripping with remnants of Castaway Island fun or if one of your group members does toss their cookies on the Yankee Cannonball.
With Ward Hill Business Park close by, a stay at Hampton Inn makes sense for any short work trip to Haverhill. From an ironing board and desk to an in-room coffee maker and a 24-hour business center, your new “home office” is as convenient as can be. If you’re in need of a quick breakout session after breakfast, the meeting rooms are open for business. Any fans of obscure yet awesome museums traveling with you? The Museum of Printing is across the street.
It’s a good thing you packed your clubs “just in case”: Homewood Suites by Hilton is playing tug-of-war between Hickory Hill Golf Course and Andover Country Club. These suites were built for extended stays, presumably anticipating that, after every day on the golf course, you’ll want to come home and regrip your clubs in a separate living space. Make sure you pay visits to the pool and fitness center so you can loosen those shoulders and drive down the fairway in the morning.
Has it been a long few days of driving? Pull over at Residence Inn, and take your foot off of the gas for a little while. There’s a spacious suite with your name on it, complete with a balcony, fireplace and kitchen that comes in clutch when you use the hotel’s grocery delivery service. Still hoping to see the sights but don’t want to burn through more gas? Hop on the Lower Commuter Rail nearby, and ship yourself down to Boston for the day.
The two-room suites are a must when traveling with kids to Courtyard by Marriott. Once a full day at Canobie Lake Park comes to a close, you’ll be happy you can close your bedroom door and get some shuteye while the kids watch TV. Looking for a way to savor the warm weather without emptying your wallet? Grab a cup of Starbucks from the Bistro; then, take the fam to the 120 acres (50ha) of trails at Den Rock Park.
Right off of Interstate 93 and chilling beside the Merrimack River, DoubleTree by Hilton is a convenient yet relaxed place to stop. The indoor pool and hot tub are rather welcoming after a long day of driving. After stretching your legs with a walk along the riverside Andover Trail, head back to the hotel for a great meal. Character’s Bar & Grill cooks up some mean bourbon barbecue steak tips, so try not to fill up on the free chocolate chip cookies in the lobby.
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