Massachusetts is a state that is steeped with history. If you’re visiting for pleasure or business, you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you did not take the time to tour around a bit while you’re here. No transportation? No problem! Just stop by VERC Car Rentals and rent out one of our New England rental cars and be on your merry way. In fact, why not make it a three city stop? Boston, Plymouth, and Salem have plenty to do and see!
Day 1 – Boston
Since you’re in Boston, you may as well be introduced properly to the city. Start off with the infamous Boston Duck Tours to learn all about the area and find about attractions you may want to spend more time with later.
You can follow the red marks and walk along the two and a half-mile Freedom Trail, which includes sixteen historical sites which tell of Boston’s rich culture and colourful past. The Freedom Trail begins at The Boston Common, which is actually America’s oldest park. Once you’re done your walk, check yourself and our New England rental cars in at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2 – Boston
Today is the day to tour Boston in one of our New England rental cars. Visit the Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Nicknamed “The Hill” by locals, it’s home to various statesmen, artists, and intellectuals. Take in the eye-popping brownstone buildings and cobblestone streets, as well as the cafés, antique shops and boutiques.
After that, stop by the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum and relive this prominent American historical event. While you’re at it, visit the Old North Church which is the oldest religious structure in Boston.
Day 3 – Drive Our New England Rental Cars to Plymouth
Drive our New England rental cars forty five minutes to Plymouth and partake in various tours such as the Tailored Tours, or Happy Trails Historic Van Tours. If you prefer a more sea faring tour, Plymouth Harbor Cruises offers a tour aboard the Pilgrim Belle and Colonial Lantern Tours let you learn about the city and its historical facts and structures.
After you work up a tour on the tours, check out Al’s Restaurant for some Greek cuisine. Then catch up on your sleep at the Governor Bradford On The Harbour. You’ll need your sleep, since the next day you’ll be driving to the final destination – Salem!
Day 4 – Salem
This is your final destination for you and our New England car rentals. However, before you head off for Salem, you have unfinished business in Plymouth.
Before you leave Plymouth, stop at Plymouth Rock and Mayflower II to see the spot where the Pilgrims first set foot in America. You can also see a replica of the vessel they took from England.
Salem tends to draw crowds who are intrigued with the witch stories, so part of your trip will focus on the origins of witchcraft. Start off with the best land and water tour in Salem – the Moby Duck Tours. If you’re into haunted experiences, try Dracula’s Castle and the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour.
From there, you’ll move on to the witch attractions. Really, there are many to choose from. In our opinion, the Witch History Museum offers the richest experience. While there you will hear accurate accounts of the happenings of the witch trials of 1692. You can also walk through the forest and the streets of old Salem village. They also have exhibits involving this dark time in New England’s history.