Between social distancing regulations and canceled activities (like the six weddings you had on the calendar), you’ve been spending a lot of time at home this year. And while you may not be hopping on a plane anytime soon, you can still get out of the house for some local fun. Here are six New England day trips and getaways for a break from reality – while still following social distancing guidelines!
For a Self-Care Oasis: Just Be | East Hartford, CT
Craving some much-needed self-care? It’s time to finally put yourself first and step inside Just be, a personalized self-care retreat center in Connecticut. They offer a menu of rejuvenating services including a detoxifying Infusion Foot Soak & Tea Ceremony and their unique Crystal BioMat Therapy for an immune boost and calming effect on the body. Services are by appointment only at this time!
For a Day on the Farm: Wards Berry Farm | Sharon, MA
Take a trip to Ward’s Berry Farm for some fun on the farm! Open year-round, this family-run farm offers everything from outdoor plant shopping and a playground for the kiddos to a farm store and Pick-Your-Own fun! From PYO blueberries and raspberries to sunflowers, you’ll enjoy filling your bucket up with seasonal produce and florals.
The farm is adhering to social distancing guidelines, including requiring masks for anyone over two years old, keeping groups to a maximum of six, and prohibiting eating berries in the field.
For the Wine Enthusiast: Newport Vineyards | Middletown, RI
Venture out to Newport Vineyards, nestled in Middletown RI on 100 acres of beautiful farmland. Enjoy special socially-distant events all season long including Flight Night Wednesdays for $12 wine or beer flights and Live Music Thursdays for al fresco farm-to-table dining with a side of live music (and a glass of wine, of course). Note that reservations are required during this time.
For the Local Lover: Wethersfield Farmer’s Market | Wethersfield, CT
Stock up on produce and goods while supporting the local community at the Wethersfield Farmer’s Market. Local Connecticut vendors include Killam & Bassette Farmstead, Granny’s Pie Factory, Sweet Pea Cheese, Sugar Maple Farms, Wholly Goat Farm and more. For your safety, they’ve initiated cashless payment, tents are set up 10 feet apart and customers and vendors are required to wear masks.
For Some Much-Needed R & R: Canyon Ranch | Lenox, MA
Let’s be honest: 2020 has you craving some major peace and quiet. Fortunately, Canyon Ranch is reopening their doors to give you just the kind of R & R you’ve been looking for. Experience ultimate wellness in the Berkshires with 3-, 5-, and 7-day packages like the Personal Discovery Pathway (packed with yoga, meditation, massage, healthy eating and outdoor adventures like rock climbing).
All meals, snacks, daily activities and access to amenities are included in the packages, and they’ve instilled new health & safety guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
For a Peaceful Escape on the Water: Hamburg Cove | Lyme, CT
Pack your picnic lunch, grab your BFF and head out to Hamburg Cove for a fun day on the water! As one of the top destinations for boating in the Northeast, you’ll enjoy stand up paddle boarding or kayaking amongst the beautiful water. Choose your own adventure with options for two hour, half-day or full-day rentals!
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