New England is home to some great food, so we've compiled a list of the best culinary adventures in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that everyone should enjoy. The best part? You only need a tank of gas (or less) to get there.
Salem, MA 01970
Why Go: It's a great way to experience Salem. You'll visit the city's restaurants, shops and farmers markets during the tour.
Insider Tip: Bring a light empty bag; you might buy something when you stop at a shop.
Must Do: Depending on when you visit, check out the vegan tours, which celebrate vegan food in the area.
The Fine Print: Tours are about three hours long. Tickets are $54 a person. Closed on major holidays.
23 Londonderry Rd., Suite 17
Londonderry, NH 03053
Why Go: Moonlight Meadery has a variety of unique meads (honey wines). The tour is brief, but informative. You'll learn about the history of meads and the different processes the winery uses to develop different flavors. If you’re a local or a wine lover who is visiting the area, check out this tour.
Insider Tip: Having a pen and paper is essential. You’ll taste so many wines you’ll forget which ones are your favorites.
Must Do: When you have your wine tasting, try “Seduction,” a mead with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.
The Fine Print: Open Sunday-Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Tour and tasting are $15 a person.
32 Depot Sq.
Hampton, NH 03842
Why Go: Chez Boucher Cooking School is one of the best in the state, according to many online reviews. The school offers six-week classes, one-day workshops, and themes such as “Cooking with Friends” or “Couples Night Out.”
Insider Tip: Bring a pen to take down all the helpful information; you’ll leave with a folder of recipes you've made.
Must Do: If you cannot commit to a longer class, try the school's one-day workshop where Boucher shares his culinary knowledge on specific topics.
The Fine Print: Check the website for a full calendar and prices.
71 Commercial St., Suite 134
(between Richmond St & Cross St)
Boston, MA 02109(855) 487-4992
Why Go: If you like pizza and are looking for fun things to do in Boston, give Boston Pizza Tours a shot. You'll walk around Boston’s historic neighborhoods and eat some yummy pizza—what’s not to love?
Insider Tip: Check out Yelp and Groupon for discounted rates.
Must Do: Can't decide which tour to go on? Try the “Pizza & Historic Tavern Tour” where you'll go on a public ferry ride across Boston and enjoy a couple of slices of the best pizza in the city.
The Fine Print: Prices vary from $34- $44 depending on the tour. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended, as tours often sell out.