Things to Do in Massachusetts

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This family-owned business is Boston’s first olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar. Now’s the chance to sample wild mushroom and sage-infused olive... Read More

Blueberry basil, lemongrass, blue cheese, elderflower grapefruit: with drink flavors like these, it’s easy to grasp what 28 Degrees is all about ... Read More

Although tiny, A Matter of Face is the place to go for cosmetics and skincare in Boston’s North End. The boutique is filled with products for both... Read More

Mirroring its eclectic North End location, this quirky boutique is owned by interior design guru and former National Geographic TV producer Nikki... Read More

Nantucket is angler heaven: striped bass, bluefish, cod, fluke, tuna, and even blue sharks all make their home in the cold, deep waters around the... Read More

Every May, Lilac Sunday is a Boston tradition celebrating the five-week flowering of the botanical garden’s premier collection, but my favorite time to... Read More

Get off-road and explore the lunar landscape of the dunes beyond Provincetown. Art’s Dune Tours takes travelers out in old four-wheel-drive Suburbans.... Read More

With three distinct performance spaces (including a stunning 1930s movie palace), ArtsEmerson presents a veritable hive of cultural offerings, including... Read More

Lying between the Chatham mainland and Tern Island, Aunt Lydia’s Cove and its sandbars and island beaches can be viewed from Shore Road and the... Read More

A venerable, family-owned restaurant since 1958, the Galley—where untold numbers of Nantucketers have celebrated their anniversary dinners&mdash... Read More

This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket’s local spirits producers. Cisco Brewers (which was the U.S.’s... Read More

The bright-yellow vessel operated by Beachcomber Boat Tours offers seal-watching tours or drop-offs of passengers at North Beach (and pickups later). Read More

Every February during the bitter Boston chill, things get heated at this four-team tournament—a beloved city tradition since 1952—that pins men’s hockey... Read More

An ultra-green picking experience can be had at this intimate orchard in western Massachusetts that has offered PYO only since 2008. Orchardists Jen... Read More

Walk the mile-long Beech Forest Trail, which winds through fragile sand dunes. Read More

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

With its relatively flat terrain and its network of paved bike trails, the Cape is perfect for family cycling outings. The seven-mile path along the... Read More

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... Read More

Crammed with “unexpected necessities,” the flagship Black Ink store has unique and quirky gifts for any age. While the Beacon Hill... Read More

The floor-to-ceiling shelves at this itty-bitty, offbeat gift shop are stocked with novelties and knick-knacks you never knew you needed. You’ll enjoy a... Read More

These cruises take adventurers from Orleans to Chatham Harbor to see seals in their natural habitat. On one of the beachcombing expeditions, you can... Read More

Along an alley in South End sits Bobby From Boston, a vintage store owned by Bobby Garnett, who hand-selects men's and women's clothing from as early as... Read More

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