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New England Road Trip Itinerary & Guide

All aboard the ultimate roadtrip around New England! Plan a roadtrip with family or friends from the great city of Boston to Cape Cod! We rounded up the best restaurants, activities, and attractions that you must try during this 1 hour and a half road trip. Our road trip guide starts in Boston and ends in Cape Cod, but this itinerary can be flipped easily if you're starting in Cape Cod or another nearby city instead! Keep reading for the best New England road trip itinerary and guide that's fun for all ages!

Boston: Starting Your Road Trip

You've officially started your road trip from Boston - now what? Before you head towards Cape Cod, don't forget to explore the great city of Boston! Some of the great things you can do in Boston is go whale watching, go to Fenway Park for a Red Sox Ball game, or learn a bit of history at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums! As you can see there are tons of things to do in Boston, and we are sure you will find something everyone in the family will love!

Stop #1 Franklin Park Zoo

The best New England road trip starts with a stop at the zoo! Red Pandas, wallabies, painted dogs and more await at the Franking Park Zoo! Not only can you see the animals, but you can also immerse yourself in the exhibits - such as feeding the giraffes, butterfly hollow, petting barn, and more. Ticket pricing varies but adults are $26 each and kids 2-12 are $18 each. Check out more information here.

Stop #2 Plymouth

This is a must stop on your road trip around New England. Plymouth is a costal historic town in Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims first settled. Some great places to visit here are see the Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, or visit the Plimoth Patuxet Museum.

Stop #3 Jellystone Park™ Cranberry Acres

Of course, on your way down to Cape Cod, you must spend a night at our amazing New England campground in Carver, MA! Whether you are looking to spend a night at an RV Site or cabin, we are the perfect pitstop on your trip. Plus, you get to enjoy our many attractions and activities!

Stop #4 Seafood Sam's

A road trip around New England would not be complete without a stop for seafood! Seafood Sam's has some of the best food around and will be a great spot to fuel up before you get to your destination! From daily specials, to clam platters, to even a gluten free menu, there is something for everyone at this restaurant!

Cape Code: Road Trip Complete

You've officially arrived at your destination! Now, it's time to explore the city of Cape Cod which has some of the best things to do in New England! Some of the best things to do in Cape Cod are the Cape Cod Children's Museum, JFK Memorial, Skull Island at Bass River Sports World, or even check out one of the beaches and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean.


We hope you're able to take advantage of all of the great restaurants, activities, and attractions we outlined when planning your road trip from Boston to Cape Cod, or vice versa! From the zoo visits near Boston, to visiting Jellystone Park™ Cranberry Acres - a campground near Boston and Cape Cod, to even seafood restaurants along the water, this road trip around New England will be packed full of adventure and memories!