Northeast Massachusetts

Tips and Articles in Northeast Massachusetts

“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. “When customers walk in they can have a few minutes where time stands still.” The yellow and ...
Distance: 30 miles northeast of BostonDriving Time: 45 minutes each way The Appeal Mention to friends in Boston that you're heading to "the Cape," and they'll immediately assume you're off to Cape Cod. But there's another cape in the state; a le...
What WMF project are you most excited about these days? We’ve helped organize an unprecedented exhibition of furniture and interiors from the 18th-century Qianlong Garden, in Beijing’s Forbidden City, which is being restored. The show, “The Emper...
Summer guests at Massachusetts coastal inns are always disappearing: off to bodysurf at Manchester's Singing Beach; to feast at one of Provincetown's colorful outdoor fish-and-chips joints; to browse Rockport's galleries, many of which close come ...
The port town of Salem, Massachusetts, has always been associated with the spooky, the exotic, and the downright weird. Sea captains of the late 18th and early 19th centuries returned from Pacific voyages with private hoards of curiosities—shark- ...
You know you're in Salem and nowhere else, says 11-year-old Brooke, when you spot a hearse tour of haunted houses or pass a gaggle of black-robed Wiccans skulking down the sidewalk—and it's not even Halloween. A lot of strange stuff still goes on ...
In Salem, Massachusetts, the witch-on-a-broomstick image is everywhere—it even appears on the badges of the town's police officers. Indeed, this site of colonial-era witch hysteria is a modern-day magnet for all things Halloween, all year long. Ps...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
If you’ve never encountered great New England-style fried clams—the ones that make the short trip from the sandy Massachusetts mud of the estuaries and bays near Essex and Ipswich into the deep fryers of the best local clam shacks—it might be hard...