Viewing: Massachusetts

Dennis, MA to Eastham, MA; 15 Oceanfront Miles on Cape Cod Route 6A

WHY GO: The light.  The clam shacks.  The breathtaking salt marshes.  All that is authentic Cape Cod is concentrated along this magnificent stretch of old Route 6A, where you can indulge in great art followed by exquisite meals and then spend a night amid the splendor. Things To Do In Cape Cod DO: Bike the […] Read More

Fairhaven, MA: Ambrosial Scallops and Astonishing Architecture

WHY GO.  Fairhaven MA wasn’t a company town; it was a lucky town.  Henry Huttleston Rogers, President of six (out of 13) Standard Oil Trust Companies (who happened, also, to be a major benefactor of Mark Twain), was overly magnanimous when it came to his hometown, endowing it with public buildings that rival those in […] Read More

New Bedford, MA; A Grungy Working Port With Literary And Historic Appeal

WHY GO: Called “The City That Lit the World,” more pure, smokeless spermaceti (whale oil) came from whaling ships in New Bedford than from anywhere else on earth. In its heyday,  750 whaling vessels plied the waters of the world from U.S. shores: Of those, a whopping five hundred hailed New Bedford alone. One was the Acushnet, […] Read More

Boston On the Water; Two If By Sea

WHY GO: Formerly a cesspool, now a national model for waterfront revival, Boston harbor is full of surprises. Two days closer than New York to Europe during Colonial times, Boston was once the favored American port and is now reclaiming its maritime history. Though crowds have rediscovered Boston’s old working wharves, there are still some […] Read More

Salem, MA Without Witches

WHY GO?  Thought Salem was all about witches?  Make a beeline to the electrifying Peabody Essex Museum to discover that’s just not so.  Though Salem, Massachusetts is most associated with the Witch Trials, you can spend a few days here without experiencing anything witch-related at all.  One of the nation’s best – and dare we […] Read More

Cambridge, MA Adventures

WHY GO: Because, with MIT, Harvard and Google within blocks of each other, Cambridge encompasses the highest concentration of brainiacs in the country. Don’t you want to tap into that?  Walk though Harvard Yard or the MIT Campus on a humid spring evening, and you may stumble across a world-renowned scientist in passionate debate with […] Read More

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