Photo of the Cape Cod shoreline

Beyond Boston

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:

downhill skiing at killington, vermontSki Killington
Killington, Vermont

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

l.l. bean
Shop L.L. Bean
Freeport, Maine

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

mass mocaExplore 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

provincetown beach and homes
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

the breakers mansion 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