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Groton, Massachusetts, for the Family

Groton, Massachusetts, a short drive from Boston, is a haven for families looking to relax and recharge in a historic, somewhat remote, upscale environment. Stay Make your reservations at The Groton Inn. This historic boutique hotel is one of America’s oldest inns, built in 1678. After the original structure was destroyed in a fire in […]

Great Ski Resorts for Summer Family Fun

From leisurely mountaintop brunches to squeal-inducing mountain coaster rides, ski mountains in the Northeast switched gears into summer mode. Along with the traditional off-mountain facilities like golf courses, spas and sports complexes, these mountains take advantage of their steep terrain and natural environment to offer family adventures most other resorts can’t match. Maine In the […]

Free Things to Do at Colleges in Boston

If your August tour of prospective colleges takes you to any of the many Boston and Cambridge campuses, you’ll find plenty of free things to do. Free Harvard For a campus tour more engaging than the usual recruitment pitch, take advantage of the free student-led tours of Harvard. You’ll be laughing, groaning at the word […]

A Couples Getaway to the Berkshires

Dinner doesn’t get any more romantic than by candlelight, except when the entire room is lighted by them. That’s what we found when we stepped into the dining room at The Old Inn on the Green, in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. The inn dates from the 1760s, when it was a coaching stop, and has retained […]

Best Boston Attractions for Young Children

Boston is a great city to visit with small children, with activities, museums and attractions to entertain and teach youngsters while parents have a good time, too. Getting around is half the fun for kids, either on the T subway system or by the handy above-ground, hop-on hop-off trolleys. These stop at all major attractions […]

Quirky Museums Make Headlines

Sometimes museums toe the line between outrageous, cultural phenomena and whatever will make Insta-worthy posts. Whether you decide to put these on your must-do list or are just stopping by, these museums are sure to be a highlight. Sure, Iceland has its Vikings and its puffins … but it also has the Icelandic Phallological Museum, […]