20 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways and Day Trips Across the Country

Day Trip Near Boston: Portland, ME  

It’s perfectly acceptable to take a day trip to Portland for a lobster roll alone, but don’t stop there. Try the fresh crudo and oysters (ten varieties are from Maine) at Eventide Oyster Co., where the chef/owner duo just took home the James Beard award for Best Chef: Northeast. Book a seat on the Maine Brew Bus, which offers several compelling routes, all stopping at a selection of local breweries. On May 27, try the Beerunch tour, which includes quiche from Ten Ten Pie.  And for one of the city’s best lobster rolls, find the food truck Bite into Maine, which should be parked at Allagash Brewing Company. (While you’re there, stay for a free tour and tasting.)