Foxborough is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Foxborough is located about 22 miles southwest of Boston, Massachusetts and 18 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. The town has a total area of 20.9 square miles. Settled in 1704 by James Fox, Foxborough was once home to the world's largest straw-hat factory. Now, Foxborough is home to Gillette Stadium, sports venue of the five-time Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots.
Interstate 95 and US Route 1 both pass through Foxborough. Visitors can travel I-95 Southbound to exit 9, bringing them to Route 1 South Foxborough. Travelers can also take I-495 to exit 6, bringing them to the center of town.
Commercial flyers can fly into T.F. Green in Warwick, Rhode Island or Logan International Airport in Boston.
The MBTA runs trains from South Station in Boston and the Providence station to Foxborough for special events at Gillette Stadium. These include all Patriots games, concerts, and Revolution soccer games. For those that arrive on a non-special occasion day, visitors can take the MBTA to the Mansfield station and take a taxi to Foxborough upon arrival. Mansfield is the town next to Foxborough, and the commuter rail to Mansfield from Boston costs $9.25 if tickets are bought before boarding the train.
The best way to explore Foxborough is by car. There are several car rental and taxi services throughout town.
Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508)543-0609. Showcase Live is an entertainment venue that offers music entertainment, hosting artists of all musical genres. In addition to concerts, Showcase Live also hosts comedy shows, children's productions, and corporate events. To see the event schedule, check out http://www.showcaselive.com/event-schedule/.
The Nature Trail and Cranberry Bog at Patriots Place, 1 Bass Pro Dr., Foxborough, MA (508) 216-2000. This half-mile walking trail is a great place to visit for those that love the outdoors. The trail features a wide variety of wild life, including great blue heron, swans, mallards, wood ducks, Canadian geese, deer, foxes, raccoons, and turtles. The trail also features a 32-acre cranberry bog and visitors can learn about the life cycle of a cranberry and facts about the bog.
5Wits Espionage, 202 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 698-1600. This interactive adventure allows participants to take on the role of an international secret agent. Espionage is an hour-long walk through activity that challenges participants to dodge lasers, crack codes, and open safes to prevent military information from slipping into the wrong hands. This hands-on activity is geared for kids and teens.
The Hall at Patriots Place, 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 698-4800. The Hall at Patriots Place is an interactive museum that informs guests about the history of the Patriots and New England football. The museum is technologically advanced and uses high tech video and audio systems, allowing visitors to relive the most exciting moments of football history.
Patriots Place at Gillette Stadium, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 203-2100. Patriots Place provides visitors with various shopping designations. This outdoor shopping center is attached to the stadium and holds stores such as Express, Olympia Sports, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, Life is Good, Bath and Body Works, Claire's, GameStop, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
Bass Pro Shop, 1 Bass Pro Dr, Foxborough, MA (508) 216-2000. Make it a priority to visit this nature wonderland if you are in need of the latest fishing, boating, or camping equipment. Visiting this store will allow you to familiarize yourself with top notch sporting good equipment and the helpful staff is always able to answer questions.
CBS Scene, 200 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 203-2200. This three-story restaurant is a unique dining and entertainment destination. While enjoying the delicious food that is freshly prepared each day, diners have the luxury of watching any classic CBS program on their own personal tabletop television. The entire restaurant is fully HD and features 145 graphic projector displays, creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Davio's, 236 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 339-4810. Davio’s is the most elegant restaurant in Foxborough. This northern Italian steakhouse serves everything from grilled stakes to mouth-watering pasta dishes. All dishes are made by hand from fresh Italian ingredients, and most dishes range from $15-$30. Davio’s opens at 4:00pm for dinner and offers homemade breads, ice creams, desserts, and sorbets from their own bakery.
Cupcake Charlie's, 262 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 698-2253. This gourmet cupcake bakery has won the “Best Signature Cupcake of Massachusetts” award two times! Offering 15 unique flavors each day, this amazing bakery is always adding new cupcake flavors to their menu, such as Red Velvet, Chocolate Raspberry Surprise, Lemon Drop, and Peanut Butter. Whether you visit the restaurant to enjoy a cupcake or place a personal order to bring home, these homemade, hand-decorated cupcakes are a special treat.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, 282 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (774) 215-5279. This gourmet sandwich shop is known for its signature sub, the Bobbie. Made with tender turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and a little mayo, the Bobbie was voted “Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of Boston AOL readers. Capriotti’s hand crafted subs contain juicy and flavorful deli meat however, they also offer a variety of tossed salads and meatless veggie subs. This deli offers outdoor seating and opens at 11am for lunch.
Bar Louie, 232 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 623-1195. Bar Louie is a modern bar that comes alive at night. Known for their unique martinis, Bar Louie has a variety of interesting creations including the Diva, which contains SKYY Pineapple, PAMA Liqueur, pomegranate syrup, pineapple juice, and freshly cut pineapple. The bar also serves cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, and a wide assortment of wine and beer. Stop by on a Tuesday night and purchase a hamburger and PBR for $2!
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, 275 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (508) 543-8629. Owned by country singer Toby Keith, this sports bar has a country western atmosphere. The bar seats 400 people, offers free live music every Friday and Saturday night, and features a mechanical bull. Their large selection of beer is served in Mason jars and visitors rave about the margaritas and mojitos. The bar features 50 HDTV monitors, allowing visitors to watch sporting events. Those looking for a bite to eat can order a sandwich from the bar’s Southern style menu.
Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub, 121 Main St, Foxborough, MA, (508) 698-9299. Waxy O’Connors provides visitors with a genuine Irish pub experience. The indoor and outdoor bars are both made from dark mahogany and contain HDTV’s, allowing visitors to watch a variety of sporting events. Live music is played on Friday and Saturday evenings, and visitors are welcome to use the bar’s pool tables and dartboards. Waxy’s has a large selection of beer, wine, and hard liqueur, and offers a variety of unique Irish foods, such as Guinness beef stew and Irish chicken parm.
Call a taxi to take you to the Mansfield Station. This train can take you directly to Providence and Boston. The MBTA also offers two-way trips to New York, Maryland, etc. You can take the train to a station near your hometown or to an airport.
T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island and Logan Airport in Boston are the two closest airports. You can take the Mansfield Station to either Providence or Boston. When you arrive in Boston, you can either take a bus or a cab to Logan airport. After arriving in Providence, you can take the RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority) or a taxi to T.F. Green. The RIPTA costs $1.25 each way. Check out the RIPTA schedule and plan accordingly. http://www.ripta.com/schedules-maps