Take a few days to be a tourist heah in the Boston area!
We’re from around heah and we’d like to share some of our favorite local places with you.
Do not drive in Boston unless you have a death wish. The T (MBTA subway) system is easy and you can always cab/uber/lyft. If you are renting a car for a pre or post conference trip, get your car at the airport and head off to your destination while avoiding the city.
Some of our favorite places to go:
Stay at Crown Point, Lands End
Visit Race Point or in town-galleries and shops
Eat at Mews, Sal’s, Front Street, Ross’ Grill
Cape Cod MA
Pretty much anywhere on Cape Cod is a great place to enjoy the ocean, off-season and without crowds is best.
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard MA
Edgartown and Vineyard Haven are also worth visiting, but we like Oak Bluffs since it is big enough to be interesting and some of the boats from Woods Hole MA go there, so you can get off the boat and walk to your hotel. There is public bus service on the island and miles of bike paths. You can rent bikes, motor scooters and cars on-island.
Stay at Isabella’s-ask for a room facing the water-an easy walk from the boat
Visit the beach across the street-rent bikes and take in the spectacular bike path to Edgartown along the ocean
Eat at the Slice of Life Café or the upscale Sweet Life.
North Shore MA
Stay at Essex Street Inn in Newburyport or Kaede Bed and Breakfast in Ipswich
Visit Crane’s Beach in Ipswich or downtown Newburyport
Eat at J.T. Farnham’s in Essex, Woodman’s or Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport or the Clam Box in Ipswich
Stay at Nonantum Resort or Tides Inn or The Parsonage
Visit Goose Rocks Beach
Eat at The Clam Shack
Stay at Hotel Viking or OceanCliff
Visit Newport Cliff Walk
Eat at The Black Pearl or 22 Bowen’s
Stay at the Portland Regency Hotel or the Press Hotel
Visit the art museum or just stroll around downtown
Eat at Fore Street or Solo Italiano
Yes, we are fixated on the ocean since there is so much of it! But for inland adventures, go north for the hiking and scenery in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Western Massachusetts has the Berkshires with lovely towns like Lenox to visit and explore. Tour The Mount in Lenox, Edith Wharton’s country home. Visit Stockbridge’s Naumkeag, a former country estate designed by Stanford White. Williamstown has a wonderful art museum, the Clark Institute, and not far away from there is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art In North Adams. Heading east are the towns of Northampton and Amherst, home to multiple colleges and universities, and historical sites such as Emily Dickinson’s home. Stay the night in Northampton where you can explore the town and have your pick of restaurants.
Posted on Jul 13, 2018