Parents looking for getaways that offer unforgettable family adventures have two great options in New England, according to Fodor’s Travel.
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The publication recently published a list of 10 family outings for parents who want more than the all-inclusive kids’ club, and included “take a Maine forest bath” at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport and “root for the home team in Boston at the Commonwealth Hotel.” .”
“[T]he best vacation memories—the ones that turn into family stories you’ll tell for decades to come—come from days when you all go on an adventure together, immersing yourself in the destination you’re visiting,” writes Fodor’s .
The Japanese practice of forest bathing, which involves spending time in the forest using all your senses, is an activity offered to guests at Hidden Pond.
Here is what Fodor’s writes, in part, about the excursion to Hidden Pond:
Certified Forest Therapy Guide Jeanne Christie (who is also a registered Maine guide) leads your group on a two-and-a-half- or three-hour hike through birch and balsam trees, before ending the excursion with snacks and a tea ceremony Follow up your forest bath with a dip in the lodge pool or, if it’s Sunday, take a dip in the Nighttime Glow swim, when the family-friendly pool lights up after dark.
And here’s what the publication writes, in part, about the Commonwealth Hotel, the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox:
Bring everyone out to the ballgame with the Commonwealth’s Red Sox Fan Family Game Package, which includes four tickets to a Red Sox game to watch from the Pavilion’s exclusive section, a $500 in-store gift card of the Red Sox team, a welcome message to your clan that will appear on the scoreboard during the game, and seat visits from a kid-friendly mascot. After the game, you’ll skip the traffic back to the hotel, where you can relive the post-game highlights in your room. In general, it is a work at home.
Hidden Pond, which was ranked No. 2 among America’s Best Destination Resorts by USA Today readers in 2021, opened 20 luxury bungalows designed by American menswear designer Todd Snyder last spring.
The Commonwealth Hotel was recently named among the top 10 hotels in Boston Travel + free time in the world’s best awards 2022 edition.
Check out our list of 10 family excursions for parents who want more than an all-inclusive kids’ club.
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