Sightseeing in Laconia

Up to 60% Off Guided Quarry Tour

Rock of Ages

Barre

$43.90 $19

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Tour a working quarry, sandblast your own souvenir, play on an outdoor granite bowling lane, and watch granite sculptors in action

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

Up to 53% Off Brick Store Museum

Brick Store Museum

Kennebunk

$15 $7

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Four 19th century buildings including a general store converted into a museum of regional history hold Photography, artwork, and artifacts

Up to 50% Off Private Helicopter Lessons

C-R Helicopters

Northwest Nashua

$207.50 $115

Pilots go over instruments and preflight checks before letting students hone flight patterns behind the controls of two-seater helicopters

40% Off Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two

A&A Balloon Rides, LLC

Salem

$450 $269

As balloons drift up to 2,000 feet high, passengers get 360-degree views of the landscape; post-flight, they enjoy champagne and cheeses.

Up to 40% Off Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two

Infinity & Beyond

Salem

$400 $240

In the care of an FAA-certified pilot, couples take to the skies for sunrise or sunset hot air balloon rides followed by a champagne picnic

Up to 43% Off a Boat Cruise

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Harbor

$33 $19

Individuals or pairs enjoy a whale-watching or island cruise

Up to 56% Off a Wine-Tasting Experience

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard

$34 $15

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

Up to 45% Off a Mountain-Biking Adventure

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

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Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multiday guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

Up to 61% Bike Tour of Newburyport

Plum Island Fitness

Newburyport

$96 $39

Explore downtown Newburyport’s historic sites as well as Plum island during informative bike tours

Up to 67% Off Lunch in Lighthouse for Up to Four

The Lighthouse Preservation Society

Newburyport, MA

$900 $299

Prix fixe lunch at a private table with harbor views from the top of a historic lighthouse

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

$48 $29

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

46% Off from Eagle East Aviation Tours

Eagle East Aviation Tours

North Andover

$420 $225

Enjoy a scenic tour from the air as a pilot flies you and up to three guests around; includes a flash drive and first flight certificate

Up to 45% Off Bailey Island Day Cruise

Casco Bay Lines

Old Port District

$50 $30

Narrated tour tells the history of Casco Bay as passengers sail past lighthouses and forts; 2-hour stopover allows strolls along the beaches

Victoria Mansion — Up to 58% Off Visits

Victoria Mansion

Portland

$30 $15

This National Historic Landmark showcases elaborate Italian-villa-style architecture and 19th-century interiors that are 90% original

Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

Up to 51% Off Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

Southworth Planetarium – Half Off Visit or Membership

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

$26 $13

Spellbinding space films, laser shows, science lectures, and exhibits

33% Off Helicopter Tour for Three

Acadian Seaplanes

Rangeley Lake Seaplane Base

$375 $250

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Up to three passengers seek moose and other wildlife near Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, the Upper Dam, and the Kennebago River

Up to 60% Off Sightseeing and Shopping Bus Tour

D and S Tours

Mary Rowlandson Elementary School

$300 $125

A climate-controlled motor coach with plush, padded seats travels from Lancaster to New York City, where passengers explore at their leisure

Up to 41% Off at Wenham Museum

Wenham Museum

Wenham

$16 $10

Marvel at 10 model train layouts, vintage dolls and antique toys and step back in time to visit a New England home from the 1690's

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Up to 58% Off Paddleboard Tours

Cape Ann SUP

Gloucester

$130 $60

Standup-paddleboard tours explore the Essex River salt marsh, creeks, and coastline

Up to 40% Off a Cape Ann Whale Watch Cruise

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

50% Off at Slate Valley Museum

Slate Valley Museum

Granville

$10 $5

Tools and stories from the historic Slate Valley quarries fill an 1840s barn, joining modern examples of slate as art

Salem Wax Museum – Up to 54% Off

Salem Wax Museum

Downtown Salem

$64 $39

Visitors can view eerily life-like wax figures and practicing witches or visit Frankenstein at Salem Wax Museum's Haunted Neighborhood

Up to 41% Off 90-Minute Tour of Salem Sound from Sea Shuttle

Sea Shuttle

Salem

$50 $30

Tourists can choose to depart at Great Misery Island for hiking or stay onboard the catamaran for a 90-minute tour of the Salem Sound

Up to 53% Off at Griffin Photography Museum

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

Up to 54% Off a Kennebec River Safari from Maine Water Tours

Maine Water Tours

Bath

$78 $39

Drift along the Kennebec River on a covered, USCG-inspected pontoon to catch glimpses of eagles, osprey, and harbor seals

50% Off Admission to Maine State Aquarium

Maine State Aquarium

Boothbay

$20 $10

Tanks display anemones, wolffish, and lobsters and hands-on exhibits allow guests to handle horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and sand dollars

Up to 50% Off at Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay

$20 $10

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See more than 60 antique cars, 28 historical buildings, and a lovingly restored Merci Boxcar gifted to America by France post-World War II

Up to 50% Off Camping

Thomas Point Beach & Campground

Brunswick, Maine

$28.08 $14

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85 acres of woods and picnic areas on campground known for its clean and untouched beachfront

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

East Cambridge

$25 $16

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During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Boston Super Tours – 26% Off Chocolate, Brews & Views Tour

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

The North Star

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 56% Off Boat Cruises of Boston Harbor

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

Up to 65% Off BYOB Island Picnic to Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor Shuttle

Boston

$120 $59

Three-hour excursion ferries passengers to a verdant island in Boston Harbor for picnicking, hiking, and more

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 58% Off Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

90-minute walking tours explore Central Burial Ground, Boston Commons & Boston Athenaeum & include info about ghosts & Boston history

Up to 50% Off Sunset Harbor Cruise

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

49% Off TV- and Movie-Site Tour

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

CityView Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Tour of The Freedom Trail: The Path to Independence

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 60% Off Cupcake & Dessert Tour of Boston

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Sample 5 designer cupcakes & desserts while walking around historic Back Bay; cupcakeries include Georgetown Cupcake, Sweet, & Robin's Candy

Up to 58% Off from Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

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Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

Up to 58% Off President Kennedy Walking Tour

The Kennedy Tour

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

On Saturdays, guides lead visitors on a 90-minute walking tour along a one-mile route, past historic landmarks tied to JFK and his family

Up to 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at Rock On Rentals

Rock On Rentals

Boston Bay Marina

$989 $499

Guests spend nights in luxurious houseboats, and explore the city via unlimited complimentary water-taxi rides to the heart of downtown

Select Local Merchants

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts began as a high school. Built in 1929, the town's first steel-beamed building was filled with bright young minds for more than half a century. But when the school outgrew its building, it moved, and set the stage for for the structure's second life. Emerson Umbrella's group of founding volunteers created a community-arts center that saved the building from demolition while also sticking to its original spirit, ensuring it be used for education. Today, owned by the town and managed by Emerson Umbrella, the center hosts studio space for more than 50 artists, workshops and classes for kids and grown-ups, a performance space for arts events of all disciplines, and just as many standardized biology tests.

40 Stow St
Concord,
MA
US

Baby goats and calves lounge on straw in a petting zoo while wolves and black bears frolic just yards away. It's not a radical experiment in natural selection, though; it's just part of the varied attractions at Charmingfare Farm. After taking in the entire zoo—from pigs to camels—guests can avail themselves of such diversions as trail rides atop one of the farm's friendly horses. Horse-drawn hayrides and sleigh ride socials culminate in a stop at a roaring bonfire where guests can cook all the hotdogs and 'smores they've captured in the wild.

774 High St
Candia,
NH
US

Since moving from Portsmouth to Dover in 2008, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has educated and entertained more than 280,000 children and families from New England and around the world. Devoted to sharing arts, sciences, and cultural experiences with families from all walks of life, the museum houses 16 static exhibits highlighting local art and literature as well as interactive science displays. In addition to daily learning visits, the museum hosts birthday parties, and special events throughout the year teach valuable skills, such as spotting trick candles before blowing.

6 Washington St
Dover,
NH
US

Established: 1976
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Pro Tip: Allow at least 2–3 hours, but don't try to do everything on your first visit.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 125+ exhibits, it's hard to pick one
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Director Of Marketing

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The Montshire is a 100-acre science center delighting visitors of all ages with diverse exhibits and programs.

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Andy's Place is a special area for children five and under and the museum store is full of carefully selected gifts, books, puzzles, and toys.

1 Montshire Rd
Norwich,
VT
US

Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Recommended Age Group: All ages

Q&A with the Executive Director

In his lifetime, William Lord amassed something of a treasure horde, including artwork, furniture, and articles of business. When he died in 1873, he left behind a fortune considered the greatest in Kennebunk, including several pieces of real estate. In 1936, Lord's old general store building came into the possession of his great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry. She decided to use the building as a museum, exploring the area's history through the lens of her family's story and possessions. The museum quickly grew to occupy other nearby buildings, all dating from between 1810 and 1860, and their architectural elements and antiques became the centerpiece of Brick Store Museum.

Today, the museum houses exhibits in six galleries spread throughout the buildings. Many of the exhibits feature interactive elements, and all tell the story of regional history, whether through photography, artwork, artifacts, or ghosts who can talk.

117 Main St.
Kennebunk,
ME
US

Gundalow Company likens its namesake to the tractor-trailer rigs of today. Flat-bottomed cargo barges with a single mast, gundalows once sailed down shallow rivers, carrying fish, lumber, bricks, and coal to towns in the Piscataqua region. The company’s mission is to preserve the history of this ship and the maritime life it once facilitated. They are aided in this mission by two vessels. The Captain Edward H. Adams is a historically accurate replica of the Fanny M., the last commercial gundalow. It was helmed by Captain Adams, who was also known for gathering awareness for the health of the Great Bay Estuary. Visitors can hop aboard this permanently docked ship and participate in an array of hands-on educational programs. The Piscataqua, on the other hand, offers on-the-go lessons, as it is US Coast Guard–certified and available for public and private sails. During two-hour tours, passengers travel along six inland rivers, picnicking, helping the crew pull up lobster traps, or searching the water’s surface for a third eye in their reflections.

56 Middle St
Portsmouth,
NH
US