Dancing in and Around Boston
For those staying in the area after the end of camp, check Benson’s site for what dancing opportunities are on the calendar. www.HaveToDance.com/calendar.html
Places to Visit
If you are coming from outside the area, you may want to add some extra days onto your visit before or after camp. New England is a great place to visit in the summer, full of history and beauty.
In the eastern portion of Massachusetts are areas that are loaded with the early history of the United States. Besides Boston and Cambridge, nearby towns include Lexington and Concord, as well as Salem, with its own claim to fame—witches! Further up the coast is Gloucester, where the movie A Perfect Storm was based and filmed. A bit inland is Walden Pond, made famous by Thoreau. Along the southern coast is the living museum of early European settler life at Plymouth Plantation.
At the southeastern end of Massachusetts is the very popular vacation spot of Cape Cod, with its beaches and seaside towns. A short ferry ride away are the picturesque islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
In Rhode Island, places to visit include the city of Providence, the opulent mansions of Newport and the beaches of Narragansett. At the southern end of the state in the fishing village of Pt. Judith is the ferry service to Block Island.
To the north of Massachusetts in the state of New Hampshire are the White Mountains. Besides the extensive hiking trails, there are many other sites to visit including scenic walks through waterfall laced gorges and cool caves.