Concord, Massachusetts, is a history lover's dream. Not only is it one of the oldest European settlements in America, it also featured prominently in the Revolutionary War and served as a home to numerous literary figures during the 19th century. Today, it appeals not only to students of the past, but also to young families, culture aficionados, and anyone who enjoys nature. As you check out cheap vacation packages to Concord, MA, take a little time to learn about the charms of this tiny town.
Out and About in Concord
After selecting from Travelocity's cheap flights to Boston and booking a room at one of the various Concord hotels, get ready to dive into the days of yore. Watch a real-life re-enactment of the battle that began America's war for independence at Minute Man National Historical Park, then swing by the Old North Bridge to see the actual site of the fighting. Concord has numerous sites for readers to visit, including Walden Pond (where Thoreau wrote his famous memoir), Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (the setting for "Little Women"), and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (the resting place of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne). Concord Museum houses the "one if by land, two if by sea" lanterns that signaled Paul Revere from the steeple of the Old North Church. Children will enjoy romping about around the 35 art-strewn acres of Decordova Sculpture Park or watching animals at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Eating and Drinking in Concord
Vacationing can be hungry work, and you don't have to settle for the fare offered at hotels in Concord. Main Street has burgers, pizza, baked goods, crepes, and ice cream, as well as high-end farm-to-table cuisine. There's not much in way of nightlife in Concord, but you'll find a few bars and taverns around both Main Street and Monument Square.
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