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AAA Travel Show 2018 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA

The 2018 AAA New England Travel Show will be held at Gillette Stadium (indoors at Putnam Club East) in Foxboro , Massachusetts from March 2-4th.

AAA Travel Show 2018  at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA

Make 2018 the year you take that dream vacation by booking at the upcoming AAA Travel Marketplace.

Now in its 15th year, the show returns to the Putnam Club East at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., from March 2nd to March 4th, 2018. The show runs from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 4th.

AAA’s expert travel counselors and more than 100 vendors representing thousands of destinations around the world will be there, answering questions and booking trips at incredible prices and exceptional value.

Guests can expect on-site-only specials, giveaways, travel presentations and a free gift* for anyone who books at the event.

Grab our Disney Cruise planning DVD  and check out our Boston & New England Travel Trip Guide 

Friday, 3/2: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, 3/3: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, 3/4: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Boston Area Sightseeing Tours for Teens and Older Tweens

Looking for some fun Boston tours for teens that will have your kids say you are the best  or coolest  Mom (or Dad around)   Luckily Boston has some great things to do if you are visiting or doing a staycation.  Boston Area Sightseeing Tours  for Teens and Older Tweens

Whale Watching Tours for Teens and Families

Boston Whale Watching tour –
First, there’s the thrill of cruising away from Boston on a high-speed catamaran out to whale-feeding grounds 30 miles east of Boston. But once you’re there, the real fun begins as whales, dolphins, and other marine life appear right in front of you!

Join this 3-hour cruise for the opportunity to spot whales off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship. Spot Humpback and Finback whales and see White Sided Dolphins frolicking in the waters.

Do just the 3-hour tour – or get a combo ticket and spend the rest of the day exploring the New England Aquarium. Your teenagers will love this, and you will too!



Codzilla Thrilling  Fast Boat Ride 


If you’re looking for a unique cruise experience that combines sightseeing with fun – and you don’t mind getting wet – this may be the Boston Harbor tour for you!

This is no ordinary boat ride. True to its name, Codzilla is monstrously fun, a thrill a minute as you scream across the water at up to 40 mph, with a few hairpin turns and 360-degree spins thrown in for evil measure.  Grab your teens for fun summer activities  starting in May  and get your tickets  


Boston Movie Tours

Make a TV & movie tour to see Boston’s rich cinematic history and how the city is fast becoming the new Hollywood East. The Boston TV & Movie Sites 2 ½ hour bus tour will take you to spots you’ll recognize from Oscar winning films and award-winning television series including America Hustle, Ted, Good Will Hunting, The Heat, The Town, The Departed and many more. Experience Boston’s movie magic on the Boston Movie Mile, a fun and interactive walking tour. You will learn behind-the-scenes trivia and inside gossip as you visit hot spots made famous by over 25 TV shows and movies including The Departed, Good Will Hunting, Cheers, Ally McBeal and so much more.  Get tickets and times here



Fenway Park Tours

Fenway Park tours give you a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes for a closeup view of our country’s  most famous ballpark, home field of the Boston Red Sox.

As you tour Fenway Park, you’ll be in the exact spot where Red Sox have made so much baseball history.

Ballpark tours are available daily, year-round, during rain, snow and sunshine. Online tour tickets are available for purchase up to 30 days prior to each date.

Get tour tickets here

In town for a game grab tickets here 

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AAA Travel Show 2017 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA

The 2017 AAA New England Travel Show will be held at Gillette Stadium (indoors at Putnam Club East) in Foxboro , Massachusetts from March 3-5th.AAA Travel Show 2017  at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA


Located indoors at Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club East, come to the 2017 AAA Travel Marketplace to SAVE on cruises, tour packages and road trips!

• Over 100 exhibitors

• Great prizes & giveaways

• Exclusive member benefits & discounts

• Daily show deals

• One-stop planning & booking

• Presentations on favorite destinations

• Easy highway access

• Major credit cards accepted

Grab our Disney Cruise planning DVD 

Don’t Miss Our Travel Marketplace  6-night trip to Hawaii for two including airfare Vacation Giveaway

Friday, 3/3: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, 3/4: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, 3/5: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


South Shore Boston Hotels With Indoor Pools

Plan a fantastic winter weekend family getaway to one of these local Boston and South Shore hotels  , all which have an indoor pool or water park and other amenities.  Perfect for an overnight or even a sleepover

John Carver Inn and Spa

25 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA, 02360
On the site of the original Pilgrim settlement, the John Carver is steps away from Plymouth’s 603097_10151384528260808_1241673864_nattractions. Relax on the sandy beaches, stroll and shop on Main Street or relax in one of our beautiful guest rooms or luxurious fireplace suites. Make a Splash in the exclusive Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool. l. The exclusive Pilgrim Cove features lap lanes and a life-size replica of the Mayflower. A giant, 80-foot water slide winds through the historic ship and passes by a refreshing waterfall. The large, relaxing island whirlpool is set in a replica of Plymouth Rock and is accessible by a bridge over the splashing waterfalls below. A sauna and a state-of-the-art exercise room complete the facility   Reserve your hotel room now 


Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth

Four Home Depot Drive
Plymouth, MA, 02360

Plymouth  is a great place  for a  kid friendly  , and the Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth is the place hiltongardeninnplymouthto stay. In Plymouth, one of the first settlements for English colonists, your kids will see all the things they’ve learned about in history class. There’s Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America; Plymouth Rock, where they first stepped onto dry land; and Plimoth Plantation, a recreation of the Pilgrims’ village. With such a busy schedule, you’ll want to be comfortable, and we’ve got you covered there. Each of our rooms includes a 42-inch HDTV with complimentary cable channels, a refrigerator, a microwave, a Keurig Brewing System, an ergonomic chair, and Garden Sleep System® beds. We’ve also got a heated indoor saltwater pool and a fitness center.  Reserve your hotel room now 

Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

180 Water St,
Plymouth, MA 02360-3839

hotel1620poolWith beautifully-appointed rooms, friendly service and a thoughtful collection of contemporary conveniences, Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor offers premier hospitality in an ideal setting. See what people are saying about the full service restaurant and bar, fitness center and sparkling indoor swimming pool at our inviting Plymouth hotel, where we offer spacious, comfortable accommodations near the area’s top local attractions.  Reserve your hotel room now 

Hampton Inn & Suites Plymouth

10 Plaza Way, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360, USA

hamptoninnplymouthHave a refreshing stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Plymouth hotel. Relax in a comfortable guest room free high-speed internet and choice of premium channels. Upgrade to a stylish suite with extra space to stretch out and relax.  Feel welcome at our Plymouth hotel with Hampton’s free hot breakfast before setting off for business or recreation. Stay active during your stay in the indoor pool and have a revitalizing workout in the fitness center. Reserve your hotel room now 

Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree

50 Forbes Rd,
Braintree, MA 02184-2602


Located within South Shore Place, Hyatt Place Boston / Braintree is designed to make your stay 1529982_608481755885767_1987073465_oas comfortable as possible.   Year-round heated indoor pool available through Atlantis Sports Club Braintree located adjacent to the hotel (complimentary to hotel guests) Enjoy one of our spacious, contemporary styled rooms fitted with the modern travel amenities you need to really feel at home. Our rooms and suites feature a Hyatt Grand Bed®, KenetMD™ bath amenities and a Cozy Corner Sofa Sleeper. As a guest of our hotel Braintree, MA, you’ll also enjoy free Wi-Fi everywhere and a business center. Wake up to freshly prepared skillets and multigrain breads with our free a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ served daily. Reserve your hotel room now 


Nantasket Beach Resort

45 Hull Shore Dr , Hull, MA 02045

We are a full service resort, featuring world-class panoramic views. All of our Massachusetts nantasketbeachresortguest rooms are equipped with a cozy gas fireplace, whirlpool jetted tub and most rooms have a private balcony. The resort features fine dining and a wonderfully prepared menu in the Paragon Grill in Hull, MA and lighter fare in the Surf Lounge. The Nantasket Beach Resort also features a glass-enclosed, heated pool and Jacuzzi, with a retractable roof. Bayside Fitness is a full service, onsite fitness center offering treadmills, ellipticals, free weights and more to our valued guests. The resort’s conference center contains two gorgeous, oceanfront ballrooms with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean  Reserve your hotel room now

Boston Marriott Quincy

1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

No matter your reason for visiting our hotel, the Boston Marriott Quincy can set the stage for a bosqu_phototour50rewarding experience. Plan your stay with us for spacious, well-designed hotel rooms and suites, helpful on-site amenities and perfect placement in Quincy, near a range of notable attractions. Each of our hotel rooms showcases comfortable bedding, a flat-screen TV, a large work desk, high-speed Wi-Fi access and luxury bath products. In addition, we offer flavorful dining at our two signature restaurants, a fully equipped gym and a heated indoor lap pool. Those seeking a distinctive venue for a business meeting or social gathering can take advantage of 17 event venues, including a stunning ballroom and an outdoor terrace. And thanks to our hotel’s exceptional location in the heart of Quincy, it’s easy to explore the area; we’re convenient to Plymouth, Cape Cod and the unparalleled excitement of Boston. Trust the Boston Marriott Quincy to provide you with a brand new definition of contemporary lodging.  Reserve your hotel room now 


Using Groupon for your Quick Local Getaway Weekend to Save Money

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine

As a follower of 365 Things to do on the South Shore  there is a good chance you already enjoy the benefits of using Groupon.  I love using Groupon Things to do   because there are so many different ways to save money for our family of 5. You can find great deals on different  hotels restaurants, spa and even some home and garden goods.   I often stretch my entertainment dollar by looking at Groupon  things to do in the Boston  area.

If you are planning a quick getaway  Groupon can help you save money on that vacation from their getaways to to their thing to do section.

Use Groupon to help selection your hotel  or resort location for your mini vacation getaway

If you haven’t have check out the groupon getaway section,they have hotel, motels and resort deals.   You can break it out  by region of the country and date.   However  we got so many great places in the Boston area including  Cape, New Hampshire and Maine.

The  great thing about groupon getaways the details are straightforward and the have reviews from tripadvisor. I often hear the question   “It is safe to do a vacation on groupon?    We have done a few weekends up in Maine and also did one a last minute weekday trip down Cape Cod. It made our vacation plan easy and hassle free!!   A few friends have taken adventage ofthe Great Wolf Lodge deals that come  up.  There were no issues plus we saved money to do even more fun things.



Save Money on eating out at local resturants

You can save money on eating out on vacation.   Mom deserves a vacation as well from cooking. Even if you are in condo, or cottage, go out and eat.  Groupon has a ton of great restaurants in their food and drink section.  Finding a deal is easy and will save you money.     You can  go and check out groupon in the area that you are visiting.  Go to enter your location in the town, you can see all the local restaurant offering deals. If you are in the mood for Italian, you can trim down the list  even more

Nice description of the food offerings and there is even link the restarant if you want to check out the menu before going. Groupon customer can also rate the restuarant 1-5 stars based on food, service, value and  ambiance.









Using Groupon on local fun and things to do

Vacation equal FUN!!  Groupon things to do has a whole section fun affordable activties.    They even break it out into several categories including good for kids, to sightseeing, tickets, shows.   If you are on a family friendly trip you may might to take a trip to a  bowing alley,  local mini golf or amusement park, search groupon  for deals  Want to to take in a local show, they will have tickets to several ones.  Groupon has the all the deals.   Don’t  pay full price!!

Wtih 3  boys, keeping them busy on a budget it is hard but we were able to get discont tickets to a large amsement park, go bowling , take a trolly tour plus much more.  I always keep an eye out to try out new things!!



What do you love to save on with Groupon?