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Rockport MA: On Massachusetts’ “Other Cape” – Cape Ann

The Catch, Rockport MA

WHY GO: Rockport MA is a seaport village as imagined by Hollywood. Roads turn into lanes that front a busy lobster-boat filled harbor. Fishing shacks, now art galleries and boutiques, seem precariously balanced on waterfront rock walls and piers. This picture-perfect New England seafront town is nearly 200 miles from the town of the same name [...]

Yankee Clipper Inn: Rockport MA

Sunrise from Yankee Clipper Inn, Rockport MA

Where else can you spy an Atlantic Ocean sunrise through a porthole window in your shower? This 8 room inn (13 rooms in total with the Bullfinch House across the street), perched over a rocky coastline, stands about a mile from town, and is perfect for the traveler who cares less for stylized perfection and [...]

Newbury St. Boston MA: The Ultimate Girlfriend Shopping Getaway

Salon Capri Boston

Every year, for 15 years, Sara and I have been meeting for a girlfriend “Shop Newbury St in Boston” getaway. She drives up from Philly, I tool up from Connecticut, and we spend three days popping into shops and stopping for meals from one end of Newbury to another. Fifteen years brings change to commercial [...]

The Colonnade Hotel, Boston: Roof Deck Pool Extraordinaire

Colonnade Hotel Roof Deck Pool

Across the street from the Prudential Center in Back Bay, The Colonnade has been hosting businesspeople and tourists for decades. Every now and then a hotel of this caliber needs to update, and so the Colonnade has, to beautiful effect. Pleasant rooms have been redone in handsome earth tones, and the lobby impresses with vivid art, [...]

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.

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