3. Cooperstown, New York
If you are a baseball fan, you might want to plan a long weekend in Cooperstown, New York, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you enjoy playing the sport yourself, you should make a stop at the Cooperstown Bat Company to purchase a bat or even a specially engraved bat as a souvenir. Once you’ve gotten your fill of baseball, you might enjoy a visit to one of the city’s breweries or distilleries for a tour and tasting. The city is also home to the Farmer’s Museum, which showcases America’s rural heritage. You’ll also want to stroll down the village Main Street, for a taste of that bygone Norman Rockwell era. It’s about four hour drive away from Boston, so it’s best to stay a night or two before making the drive back.