Viewing: Massachusetts

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Porches Inn, North Adams MA

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

American History; Boston Style (With Martinis)

WHY GO? Boston, MA will be forever linked to America’s revolutionary stirrings – Tea Party, anyone? – and in 2013, the Old State House celebrated its 300th anniversary.  Even if you snoozed through history class in High School, there are plenty of engaging ways to learn about our nation’s birth here, from Tea Party reenactments to […] Read more

Marthas Vineyard MA: Island Paradise New England Style

WHY GO: US Presidents and Hollywood celebs love Marthas Vineyard MA, namesake of Vineyard Vines preppie-wear,  just a few miles off the coast of Massachusetts.  And apparently, so did missionaries in the 17th Century. The very first Bible in what is now the United States was printed, not in English, but in the tongue of […] Read more

Woods Hole MA: The Perfect Blend of Science, Stunning Seascapes and Succulent Cuisine

WHY GO: Smithsonian Magazine named Woods Hole MA one of the top ten Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014. A world center for Marine Biomedical and Environmental Science, Woods Hole MA draws island hoppers and brainy scientists to its almost-too-perfect-to-be-true fishing village environs. Research offices, labs and ships sprawl throughout this tiny section of […] Read more

Worcester MA: Arts, Armor and Restaurant Powerhouse

WHY GO: Who can resist the “Birthplace of the Smiley Face?”  Yes, graphic designer, Harvey Ball, lived and worked in mid-state, once-fading, now resurgent industrial Worcester MA, as did Esther Howland, the “Mother of the American Valentine,” who took an elaborate Victorian Valentine’s Day card and turned it into a mass-produced hot product. Hearts and […] Read more

Wellfleet MA: Where the Oysters Are Wicked Good

WHY GO: If the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet MA seems vaguely familiar, it’s because Edward Hopper captured these scenes in many of his paintings and Henry David Thoreau penned his journals nearby. Besides the vast beaches of the National Seashore, you’ll find remnants of Victorian-era technology, one of the country’s last surviving drive-ins and […] Read more

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