Massachusetts

Massachusetts Travel Guide

This complex has it all—over 50 dealers under a single roof selling everything from antique high chairs to Oriental rugs.

This 37-member consortium of Berkshire-area dealers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York is a go-to source for fine American furniture, Delft earthenware, French finials.

Brace Yourself: There are three versions of the Bizarro coaster in the U.S.: one at Darien Lake in New York State, one at Six Flags American in Maryland, and one here. But this is the one that wins the awards every year as the best roller coaster in the U.S.

This eclectic museum occupies a meticulous replica of a Venetian palazzo and showcases an unparalleled collection of old masters, Gothic tapestries, and Renaissance furniture.

A folk and country music and dance camp primarily for adults, Pinewoods got its start in 1919 as the first National Girl Scout Leadership Training School. By 1935, the Girl Scouts had moved elsewhere and the camp changed its focus to music and dance.

An ultra-green picking experience can be had at this intimate orchard in western Massachusetts that has offered PYO only since 2008. Orchardists Jen Williams and Steve Gougeon eschew even the use of broad-spectrum pesticides approved for organic orchards.

The colorful display outside the beachfront shop makes for a popular photo spot in P-town.

The rambling former residence of the famous illustrator has been turned into a museum. The first floor has an ample display of his pen-and-ink drawings, along with personal photographs and mementos.

Beautiful hand-loomed blankets, throws, rugs, and upholstery fabrics—many of them made on-site in the second-floor weaving studio—have been the hallmark of this weaving collective-cum-shop since 1968.

This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket’s local spirits producers.

Judy and Joy Catuogno, the twin- sister curators, mix well- preserved vintage as diverse as St. John and Fendi with contemporary designs for a one-off look.

The Museum: The museum known as MOBA will never be mistaken for its acronymically similarly New York cousin, MoMA, or the Museum of Modern Art.

The new Stone Hill Center was desined by Pritzker-winner Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The original museum is a glowing white-marble temple desined by Daniel Perry in 1955.

Between May and October, visitors to Nantucket can get a glimpse of the island as it was meant to be seen: from the water, and under sail.