It is your favorite child travel adviser, Tyler the Boy on the Move, once again bringing you the best in last-minute vacations. Your road trip planner for the weekend getaway to the coolest and strangest places in America. How do I know about them all? My parents are contract workers in the software industry and keep moving the family every 6 months…
And this week I’m shining a delicious spotlight on one of my favorite road trips throughout the state of Massachusetts. With all my moving around, I’ve built up quite an appetite…the best way to quench that hunger? A big bowl of ice cream! Or make that twenty!
During one of the times my parents had a contract at MIT, we took this amazing road trip around the state trying to stop at the best and most famous ice cream stands within the great Commonwealth. Commonwealth? I didn’t end up with common-health! The trip was great but would have been even more amazing if I didn’t get such a stomach ache afterward.
Since we were so close to Toscanini’s Ice Cream, we started day one off there before heading up to White Farms Ice Cream. We sped down Route 2 heading West to make sure we could sneak in as many stands as possible. After spending so long on the road the first day, we spent the night in Northampton — what a cool town! We stayed up late checking it out. I got to get some great stuff at the Vintage Cellar like this neat French military shoulder bread bag to keep my tablet in! My parents just love antique stores. Usually, I end up looking at the old tin toys while they freak over some old computer or desk thing.
We started the next day off with Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream and ended all the way at Peaceful Meadow’s Farm. I don’t remember too much of the drive home. I got to stay up real late the first night and passed out on the drive back to Boston the second. I crashed hard after eating all of that sugar…
As the Summer begins to really heat up, why not drive around The Bay State and eat your fill of ice cream, soft serve, sorbet, and sherbet too! If I had to pick one go-to place, it would have to be Toscanini’s Ice Cream in Cambridge. A no-brainer with funky flavors like Kulfi and Burnt Caramel! They were my favorite. Good thing they were close to MIT; I got to eat a lot of them while we were in the area.
As you head out, try not to get too much of a brain freeze!
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