Amherst Travel Guide

Articles about Amherst

By Ivan Spencer

These college campuses emphasize brains over beauty.

By David Butwin
WHEN THEIR VOLLEYS NEED SHARPENING OR THEIR SECOND SERVE DROOPS A BIT, the top players in the world go back to school, often high-tech tennis compounds overseen by doting, driving professors of the net. Whether you're a novice or a club player, yo...
By Scott Gutterman
Start with an early gem: Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon (Blue Note 5032), from the Modern Jazz Series. Brown is cropped close against the record album's left-hand border, natty in a loose-fitting houndstooth jacket. The gleaming brass tru...
By Alan Brown
New England college towns are the templates for what we imagine American university life should be. These small academic communities are ideal places for a weekend visit, especially at peak leaf-viewing season. To stroll across a busy common, have...

Hotels in Amherst

The colonial inn features a stone fireplace and is frequented by Amherst alums sipping single-malt scotch. The patio overlooks the village green and serves mulled cider from nearby organic farms. Rooms in the Wing section have private balconies.

Restaurants in Amherst

Enjoy Gallic classics like wine-braised rabbit with parsnips.

Things to do in Amherst

The institution is known as a compact bastion of American treasures - Robert Henri's Salome (1909) is housed here. The museum has recently acquired a collection of Russian art, mostly the fits of one collector, Thomas P. Whitney, class of 1937.