Massachusetts

Tips and Articles in Massachusetts

Never mind about the summer. In summer you aren't allowed to park on Commercial Street. In summer you can't park anywhere. I've known people who had to turn around and drive 15 miles to Wellfleet to abandon their cars, then hitch a ride back to Pr...
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
See our slideshow of the Best New Green Hotels. As concern for the environment grows, travelers are increasingly looking for ways to lessen their carbon footprint without having to rough it à la Swiss Family Robinson. With that in mind, Travel +...
1. New Museum, New York City Just off the minimalist, cement-floored lobby of this avant-garde institution is an innovative store (235 Bowery; 212/219-1222; newmuseumstore.org). Artist-created housewares and limited editions are the specialty. To...
Since 1980, when I first traveled to the Berkshires to visit the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, I’ve returned to explore this art-rich region more times than I can remember. But last spring, with my friend Carol LeWitt, was a special pilgrim...
See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions. Guests at W Hotels have come to expect “Whatever/Whenever.” But this year’s presidential election finds the luxury chain partnering with get-out-the-vote organization Declare Your...
The cobblestoned streets of Nantucket Town (Nantucket is the name of the island, the county, and the main town) look like the prototype for Ye Olde Villages everywhere. In the eastern town of Sconset, the post office serves as a central meeting sp...
This season both the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises are speeding visitors to Nantucket Island from Hyannis in an hour instead of the customary two. Great news for travelers, but where to go to escape your ferry mates?The oasis of choice i...
In July, my friend Jennifer and I decided to drive from Manhattan to Cape Cod so that she could capture the dunes and the Japanese black pines in pastel and I could explore a part of New England I'd never seen. The only hitch was, we were determin...
With its angular lines, dramatic glass-and-steel cantilever, and grandstand-cum-amphitheater overlooking Boston Harbor, the three-month-old Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) building couldn’t be more different from its former home: a converted 1...
Art Europe London "Hogarth" at Tate Britain (through Apr. 29). This wide-ranging retrospective, the most comprehensive devoted to the 18th-century British satirist and moralist William Hogarth in 30 years, includes portraits, conversation piece...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...