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.
Spend a day on the 60-plus rides. Check the website for frequent discounts.
Once a landfill, Spectacle Island is now a beautiful 105-acre outdoor destination where visitors can enjoy everything from hiking to swimming. Just a 15-minute ferry ride from Boston, the island is one of 34 that fall under the auspices of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
Craigville Beach, the place to see and be seen in Hyannis, is sometimes called Muscle Beach for its concentration of buff beachgoers.
Art’s Dune Tours, in Provincetown, take travelers off road through the lunar landscape of the dunes outside town; in the distance you can see the shacks that have been inhabited over the years by Tennessee Williams, Jackson Pollock, and other legends, and are still rented to artists.
Peter O’Donovan relocated from Ireland to open Chatham’s Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse, where he cures heavenly organic salmon on-site.
Established in 1947, Wally Walcott's live-jazz bar hosts up-and-coming performers (many of them students at the nearby Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory) 365 nights a year.
Opens late September.
Located on Main Street in West Chatham, this little gray cedar, cottage-style shop with a blue awning and front porch has a big customer following due to its yummy pies, both sweet and savory.
A bronze statue of John F. Kennedy stands in front of this brick Colonial building, a museum dedicated to his Cape Cod life. It looks as if he had stepped from the curved white-columned portico for a barefoot stroll through the plumed grasses to his beloved beach.
In the heart of apple country, visitors can pick apples and sample 20 fruit wines, including sparkling apple wine and blueberry Merlot.
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 men and women, ranging from colorful makeup to shaving products to essential oils.
A fashion boutique fit for the streets of Los Angeles or New York City, Gypsy was founded by stylist Paola Gonfrade in 2003 to offer shoppers more than the usual pink and green Nantucket fashion.