Brandeis’ central New England location puts you just minutes away from some of the best recreational, sightseeing and shopping destinations in the country. Here are five suggestions for exciting and affordable day and overnight trips, all less than a three hours' drive from campus:
This "beast of the East," as it is known, is the region's largest resort and offers something for skiers of every level. Single-day lift tickets are $76, $79 on Saturdays and holidays.
> Approximate travel time (each way): 3 hours
Shop L.L. Bean
Visit the original retail outlet of the legendary manufacturer of quality apparel and outdoor equipment. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
> Approximate travel time (each way): 2 hours, 20 minutes
Explore MASS MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
Since opening in 1999, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.
> Approximate travel time (each way): 2 hours, 45 minutes
Ferry to Provincetown
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Catch the ferry from Boston to one of New England's most distinctive and charismatic towns, strategically located at the tip of Cape Cod. P-town features great beaches, eclectic shops and galleries and several outstanding restaurants.
> Approximate travel time (each way): 90 minutes by ferry from Boston
Tour the Mansions
Newport, Rhode Island
See how the Astors, Vanderbilts and other famous families of high society lived during their summers in New England. Built near the turn of the 20th century, the Newport mansions are virtual museums onto themselves.
> Approximate travel time (each way): 90 minutes