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.
With an ever-changing inventory of tops, scarves, handmade jewelry, vases, candles, cookbooks, and Italian leather handbags, Shake the Tree has customers scrambling through their date books to find a reason to go gift-hunting at this eclectic North End boutique.
The six-mile-long, dune-capped Sandy Neck Beach, in West Barnstable and Sandwich, is populated by more piping plovers than people.
A large majority of the artworks here are gifts of alumnae - many of whom started donating their prized posessions in the early 1900's.
The first incarnation of this store, featuring Peter England’s luxuriously soft knitwear, ran from 1977 to 1986, in a different location. But the new shop is just as much a pleasure.
Iggy's, a brick storefront sandwiched between a lumber supply warehouse and a fire station in Cambridge's industrial area, supplies many of the city’s restaurants and coffee shops with bread and pastries.
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 the 1920s to fill the two-room warehouse.
The group, guided by trained naturalists, makes several daily trips to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, rich with whale sightings and wild seabirds. To see humpbacks, finbacks, and others, head to the upper deck and put down the camera once in a while!
A symphony of chirping welcomes you to this bird-lovers paradise. The staff has tons of personality—if you tell them a joke, they’ll give you a free pencil.
Run by actor Tony Curtis’s ex-wife, Leslie Curtis Antiques & Design, in Dennis, specializes in wicker.
From the dark wood paneling to the massive beer selection (draught and bottled), Behan's is an authentic Irish pub, so it should come as no surprise that the watering hole is a favorite with locals. In place of TVs, you’ll find conversation and live Irish music every Saturday afternoon.
Named after the Dutch word for "alluring," Lekker is a home furnishings store owned by entrepreneur Natalie van Dijk Carpenter, who worked in the house wares industry in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York before establishing this shop in Boston's South End.
While you’re at the Springfield Museums, stop by this sculpture garden to see the Cat in the Hat; the author was born in town.
Taking up an entire, five-story building in Boston’s fashionable Back Bay, this Newbury Street day spa features natural wood accents, fresh flowers, and natural light, allowing the space to exude a clean, relaxing vibe.