Massachusetts

Massachusetts Travel Guide

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.

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

This unvisited secret spring was left over from the Ice Age and is hidden deep in the Wellfleet and Truro woods. The water is exquisitely clear and silky.

The institution is known as a compact bastion of American treasures - Robert Henri's Salome (1909) is housed here. The museum has recently acquired a collection of Russian art, mostly the fits of one collector, Thomas P. Whitney, class of 1937.

Four-wheeling out on Nantucket’s remote, northeastern sand spits (which together form the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge) lets you experience the island’s most pristine land- and seascapes.

Foodies love this gourmet shop for its huge selection of French jams, Tuscan honeys, and Asian teas—but cheeses are the main draw.

After one taste of this little market’s enormous bocadillos (traditional Spanish sandwiches), patrons are likely to be grabbing ingredients off the store’s shelves in order to recreate the dish at home.

While Alison Barnard’s original boutique, in-jean-ius, is all about casual chic, her second store, Twilight, amps up the glam with a selection of stunning dresses.

For guided kayak trips with naturalists or sport fishing charters, turn to Goose Hummock, the area’s aquatic experts.

To find shabby-chic cottage décor, check out Joan Peters of Osterville. The owner’s signature Cape Cod toile design appears on fabrics, tiles, and even sinks.

This clubby, sophisticated hotel bar is a singles hot spot—and Boston's best place to sample artisanal cocktails.

A collective of 10 of the area's best museums.

It’s not Napa Valley, but during a tasting you can try some decent wines that are cultivated in the area, plus (for adventurous palates) a special cranberry blend. Some of the wine comes in adorable lighthouse-shaped bottles that can be turned into lamps when you’re done.