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North of Boston/Merrimack Valley offer indoor & outdoor fun for adults & kids

Visit scenic Cape Ann north of Boston with its rocky coastline and charming seaside villages like Rockport and its famed harbor with historical attractions, unique shops and restaurants. There is so much to do, on an adults-only or family vacation – an example is whale watching and sailing tours. Canobie Lake Park has been one of New England premier family attractions for 100 plus years. The Stone Zoo offers animals from near and far including bald eagle, black bear, reindeer snow leopard and more. Or climb onto the Beanstalk adventure ropes course and hit the cargo nets and angled rope ladders. Music, comedy, seasonal festivals and other delightful events happen all year long.

434 Main Street Tewksbury, MA, 01876 Phone: 978-349-0000

Something for everyone at this Tewksbury Attraction

Young and old, families, friends and groups will find the fun at this entertainment-packed Tewksbury attraction. Bowlers will love the luxury candlepin and ten pin lanes loaded with amenities and comfortable seating areas. Host a party for any occasion for up to 400 anywhere within or rent the whole place. The Full Swing golf simulator rooms place you in a virtual golf environment. Take part in your own bowling or cribbage leagues and step into the world class arcade featuring over 60 of the most popular games in the industry and a great selection of prizes including electronics, games, novelty items, stuffed animals and more. There are weeknight and weekend specials, great food at the Firewater tavern, and much more.

50 Walkers Brook Drive Reading, MA, 01867 Phone: 781-942-9816

Even Jack would find this beanstalk hard to beat

Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course! Participants are safely harnessed before climbing the 3-story tall ropes course attraction and embarking through elements like cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. The adventure continues on the Sky Rail zip line that stretches 69-feet over Beanstown. There is also a special BeanSprout Sky Tykes ropes course for kids under 4-feet tall which allows parents to assist their little ones when necessary. Perfect for all ages, this is an exhilarating attraction for the whole family - rain or shine!

149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA, 02180 Phone: 617-541-5466

Exotic animals, exhibits and more in Stoneham

Year round you’ll find exotic animals from around the world in wonderful exhibits here designed to get you up close to the fascinating residents. Stroll through Yukon Creek and meet an arctic fox, bald eagle, black bear, lynx and reindeer. Boston’s only white-cheeked gibbon exhibit features monkeys, lynxes, snow leopards, gray wolves, river otters, and the mysterious capybara. Windows to the Wild brings you macaw, flamingos, sloth and meerkat. The Gift Shop offers gifts and souvenirs while the Safari Grill has a selection of kid-friendly food and plenty of outdoor tables for a picnic.

Don’t miss Zoolights, opening Thanksgiving evening and runs each night through the end of the year.

85 North Policy Street Salem, NH, 03079 Phone: 603-893-3560

An historic amusement park that keeps it going 100 years later

One of New England’s premier family attractions for more than a hundred years has lots to offer kids of every age just 30 miles north of Boston. Start with your day’s special needs. There’s an ATM, lockers, available services for expectant mothers, and accommodations for all physical abilities. Bring your own or rent a wheelchair, electric scooter stroller or double seat stroller then get rolling. There are breathtaking thrills, amusements, prize games in three arcades, more than 50 rides, a dedicated kiddleland with kiddie rides, a water park and entertainment on two stages and the renown Dance Hall Theater. You’ll love the special events, lots of great food choices, nearby lodging packages, tax free shopping and free parking every day.

22 Broadway Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6575 Toll-Free: 888-726-3922

Fall in love with Rockport

Rockport, Massachusetts is a charming seaside village on Cape Ann; an hour North of Boston by car or train. This historic Art Colony is home to a number of internationally acclaimed artists and photographers along with their galleries. Rockport also offers numerous unique shops, restaurants, and accommodations, and boasts a magnificent rocky coastline. It is known for fresh seafood and world-renowned "Motif #1". Rockport further delights with its seven beaches, a state park, coastal walks, bird and whale watching, kayaking, scenic day and evening sailing tours, golf, diving and a number of historical attractions. Rockport harbor is listed as one of the top 10 most scenic places in the country by Walt Disney Productions. Come visit scenic Rockport, you'll be glad you did!