It's no secret that the upper right corner of the US is a beautiful place. The mesmerizing seaside towns of Cape Cod, the bewitching New England foliage during the fall months, the hypnotic mountainous regions scattered about - this area is never short of gorgeous places to check out.

However, there are a few spots that have fallen under the radar, but every bit as worthy to take note of. The best part about these jaw-dropping destinations? They are all within a three hour drive of Boston. So whenever you need a quick break from the hustle and bustle of city life, hop in your car and take a day trip to one of these 13 incredible locations.

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Castle Hill at the Crane Estate

Where: 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA

Distance from Boston: 1 hour

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Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail

Where: Marconi Site Rd, South Wellfleet, MA

Distance from Boston: 2 hours

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Aquinnah Cliffs

Where: State Rd, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Distance from Boston: 3 hours

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Where: Rockport, MA

Distance from Boston: 1 hour

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Mytoi Japanese Gardens

Where: 41 Dike Rd, Edgartown, MA

Distance from Boston: 3 hours and 15 minutes

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Sandy Beach

Where: 345 Atlantic Ave, Cohasset, MA

Distance from Boston: 1 hour

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Bash Bish Falls

Where: Falls Rd, Mt Washington, MA

Distance from Boston: 3 hours

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Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Where: Barre, VT

Distance from Boston: 3 hours

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Garden in the Woods

Where: 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham

Distance from Boston: 40 minutes

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Hammond Castle 

Where: 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester

Distance from Boston: 50 minutes

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Natural Bridge State Park

Where: 1 McCauley Road, North Adams, MA

Distance from Boston: 2 hours and 40 minutes

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Palmer Island Lighthouse

Where: New Bedford, MA

Distance from Boston: 1 hours and 15 minutes

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