It should surprise no one that Andover, Massachusetts, has a storied past. This home to author Harriet Beecher Stowe also played a major role in the Salem witch trials. Still, there's a lot more to the town than just history. As you check out our cheap flights to Boston, take the time to learn a little about the treasures Andover has to offer nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, and vacationing families alike.
Once you've checked in to one of the hotels in Andover, MA, it's time to see the sights! History buffs will enjoy visiting the Stevens-Coolidge Place (a lush retreat that once belonged to an early 20th-century American diplomat), as well as the Parson Barnard House (a historical home that has stood for three centuries). But tourists who just want to get out of their Andover hotels for some more active fun will also find plenty to occupy them. The Merrimack Valley features over two-dozen golf courses, three of which can be found in Andover itself. Bikers and hikers will adore Harold Parker State Forest, which is riddled with 35 miles of trails. Families with young children should enjoy the rides at Canobie Lake Amusement Park, and the Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary is a birdwatcher's dream.
Given all the activities around Andover, you're going to want to grab some grub sooner rather than later. Main Street is the place to cruise if you'd like surf 'n' turf, Asian fusion, Mediterranean fare, or Italian cuisine. Nearby Turnpike Street has more casual offerings, including pizza, burgers, and Mexican food. There's no central cluster of drinking establishments anywhere in Andover, but you can find a few bars around Canal Street and Turnpike Street.
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