We live about a half hour from historic Salem Massachusetts. One of our favorite summer spots is Salem Willows Park. It is a historic park on a peninsula that juts out into Salem Harbor. It is the home of America's first ice cream cone and home to a 145 year old carousal. Its a great place to picnic and has lots of entertainment for the little man. He loves the kiddie rides.
And of course we had some ice cream for speech therapy.