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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 [...]

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Newbury St. Boston MA: The Ultimate Girlfriend Shopping Getaway

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 [...]

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The Colonnade Hotel, Boston: Roof Deck Pool Extraordinaire

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, [...]

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Massachusetts Adventure Travel

White water rafting, horseback riding, zip lining - you'll find it all in Western and Central MA. Check out this video and add it to your Berkshires or Worcester itinerary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xtcpaacl5o

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Hidden Boston MA

WHY GO: Even Bostonians don’t know about some of these little spots, lanes, speakeasies and trivia. You’ve done the big tourist attractions, now come to explore hidden Boston. TOUR: Fenway Park. I know what you’re thinking. Fenway is the opposite of hidden. It is perhaps the most recognizable structure in Boston, at least among baseball [...]

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Boston MA Little Lanes Walking Tour

THE LITTLE LANES OF BOSTON © WalkBoston, Inc. 2004 Charming pedestrian passageways of old Boston are still very much in use as modern shortcuts. Begin at Downtown Crossing (Washington at Winter Street) Walk up Winter Street, turn LEFT into Winter Place, the location of Locke-Ober’s Restaurant, which glows with dark wood and a notorious painting of [...]

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The Verb Hotel Boston MA

A hotel seemingly conceived from the mind of Pat Benatar or Mick Jagger, The Verb is a fab, funky and fun redo of the former Howard Johnsons that stood in the shadow of Fenway Park. Developed by Steve Samuels, Adam Weiner, and Robin Brown (who’s been involved with top-tier hotels like the Four Seasons), The [...]

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Williamstown MA: Art and Pancakes in Northern Berkshires

WHY GO: Williamstown MA is home to Williams College and the Williamstown Theater Festival, but in July 2014, the Art World was all atwitter about the reopening of the town’s Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute – now known as “The Clark” – after a $145 million expansion and renovation. Art lovers will want to [...]

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North Adams MA: Northern Berkshires Hotspot

WHY GO: Come to see what the fuss is about at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as Mass MoCA, and then plan to stay in one of the quirkiest country-contemporary-row-house redo of a boutique hotel – Porches. Book your overnight around an event at Mass MoCA (literally across the street) or come off-season [...]

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Porches Inn, North Adams MA

The ultimate in building recycling, developers took an eyesore and created a luxurious, but homey inn, utilizing pieces of the wreckage. An homage to the past, with an eye towards the future, Porches Inn is an example of witty repurposing. Once a dilapidated series of row houses for the millworkers who toiled across the street (in [...]

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