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.

You can visit even when the shop isn’t open to wander through a peaceful sculpture garden.

This kitschy, retro faux-dive, where a giant model airplane hangs from the antique tin ceiling, is hugely popular with post-college hipsters and others who appreciate excellent vintage cocktails.

Spend an afternoon wandering the gleaming corridors of these four museums dedicated to science, history, and art. Admission is just $12.50.

This two-story house in downtown Wellfleet is the go-to place for brightly colored plates, napkins, glassware, and rugs.

In a small outbuilding with an honesty box, the farm shop sells a heavenly lavender-lemon marmalade.

Mari Porcari curates this fashionable boutique, located in an 1835 general store with birch display tables and lime-green walls. The eclectic merchandise includes summer dresses by New York designer Tibi, eco-friendly bamboo bowls, and floral-printed organic quilts.

 

Located in the South End, this contemporary art gallery is the creation of founders Camilo Alvarez, a New York City transplant, and Alexandra Cherubini, a Boston native.

The museum has everything hoop-related.

The mountain's peak offers an incredible vista of the Connecticut River snaking through the valley.

A popular stop for visitors on the way to Cape Cod, this colorful kite shop is located on Route 28 in the village of Harwichport.

Flyer’s Boat Shop & Rental, in Provincetown, runs a funky service out to the wild, sandy spit where the Atlantic and the bay meet. If you'd like, the shop rents sailboats, powerboats, and kayaks to take out on your own.

Spread across three islands near Chatham, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area for migratory birds and a popular place to walk. If you’re planning to beachcomb, check the tide charts so that you don’t get stuck; at high tide in some sections, the sand disappears.