Spring off campus and onto the Downeaster!

No car on campus? No problem! Let the Amtrak Downeaster transport you on an adventure. It’s time to put down the books and take in a new view! We’ve put together some Spring break trip ideas to help you make the most of your break and get back to class feeling refreshed and with stories to share.

Escape the City

Shopping & Food

Hop on the Amtrak Downeaster and make your way to Freeport, Maine. This charming and historical town is Maine’s outlet shopping mecca. Grab your girls and find something new to add to your wardrobe just in time for summer. Freeport’s Main Street is lined with delicious eateries and for the 21+ crowd, offers a variety of breweries and spots serving up artesian cocktails and wine. Perfect for a quick day trip!

Fresh Air

Got your eye on an outdoor adventure? Check out L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Programs! Get on some cross-country skis or try the latest trend, Fat Tire Biking! Really take in Maine’s wonder while you move your body and learn something new. Don’t be surprised if you get hooked.

Stay Overnight

Looking for overnight accommodations? The Harraseeket Inn is every bit cozy and precisely Maine. From the décor to the hospitable service. You will be so pleased to feel the comforts of home in this family-owned luxury location. Did you know? They have in indoor heated pool! Spring Break just got really sweet. 

Boston is waiting

Image courtesy of The Colonnade Hotel

Boston has the big city feel with out the long-distance travel needed. Take the Amtrak Downeaster to North Station and let your Spring Break run wild amongst the hustle and bustle. From strolling down Newbury St. in the back bay, to playing your hand at Encore Casino. You will feel worlds away from your campus dorm room soaking up all Boston has to offer.

Sports fan? Don’t miss a single score this spring break. Celtics and Bruins play all month long. Got “Born in the USA” stuck in your head? Bruce Springsteen will be there March 20th! All of this and more happening at TD Garden right at North Station.

Take your shoes off – stay a while!

Want to extend your stay? There are some amazing boutique hotels in Boston. Round up your campus crew and split the cost to save. Check out citizen M – where they define affordable luxury just minutes from major attractions.  

Insider Travel Tip:
Check out these amazing hotels now while the price is lower, and return this summer when that outdoor pool is open! One is on the roof. How Instagram worthy is that?
The Verb Hotel & The Colonnade Hotel

Downeaster Deals and Discounts

Save big when you buy in advance! Student 6-Tix Travel Pass is $86
Amtrak’s Share Fare will get your group of 8 or less up to 60% off!