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TRAVEL GUIDE: MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts is as famous for history, beaches and culture as it is for its world-famous universities. Begin with a visit to Boston, the ultimate college town; walk along the Freedom Trail starting at Faneuil Hall, ride on the famous swan boats of Boston Common and tour the city’s great theaters and fine dining restaurants. History lovers will revel in the Revolutionary War battlefields of Lexington, Concord and Lincoln. And anyone looking for an escape will love the relaxing, nautical spirit of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

BOSTON
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Boston: Tearing up Tea Town

Boston is an artistic, pedestrian-friendly city that combines the best of the old with the new. Explore the historic Freedom Trail, admire the gold-domed State House, and then head over to Newbury Street for some chic shopping or the North End for posh Italian cuisine.
Boston

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DINING OUT
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Arch at the Boston Harbor Hotel

LIFE ON THE WATER
Boston Harbor Hotel
If you were to capture Boston a in a picture, you'd likely include the Boston Harbor Hotel's landmark 80-foot arch and golden-domed pavilion. What a grand gateway to a stupendous hotel! Boston's historic waterfront, Rowes Wharf, sets the stage with its super yachts and storied background dating to the 17th century.

CREATURE COMFORTS
XV Beacon

Situated atop historic Beacon hill in a 1903 Beaux Arts building, the sleek Fifteen Beacon exudes a nostalgic old-world charm, a sense of bygone days of glory, all the while being equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
XV Beacon

Seafood
RESTAURANT FEATURE
Boston's Seafood

Clambakes and shore dinners are weekend rituals in New England. From the lobster shacks on the coast to the fine dining restaurants throughout the region, New England menus specialize in seafood of every imaginable form. Boston not only pulls in the best of the catch but also exports much of it.

WINE
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CAPE COD
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Cape Cod Restaurants
Find restaurant reviews and view our picks for the 10 Hot Spots for Dining in Cape Cod. Dining options range from family-friendly seafood at Spanky's Clam Shack to Bleu's simple French cuisine to exciting, contemporary fare at Abba on the Outer Cape.
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Bleu restaurant in Cape Cod

Wequassett Inn Resort and Golf in Cape Cod

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Cape Cod
A summer spot for many New Englanders, charming Cape Cod is a welcoming getaway, whether you're interested in a rich arts and cultural atmosphere or are simply looking to spend a weekend basking at one of the sunny beaches along the National Seashore.

STAYING IN
Cape Cod Hotels
After a day on the water, dry off and rest up in a Cape Cod hotel. Unsure how to find your ideal retreat? These hotel reviews, ratings and photos should help ease the selection process.

 

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LENOX
Canyon Ranch Lenox
TOP 10 HEALTH RETREATS IN THE U.S.
Canyon Ranch Lenox
Enjoy the crisp air and colorful New England setting in this scenic corner of the Southern Berkshire Mountains. Pleasures at "the land of ahhhhhhhhs" include massage, aromatherapy, polarity, reflexology, glycolic skin treatments, thalassotherapy and numerous other approaches.
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Wheatleigh
Built in 1893 in the grand European tradition, Wheatleigh is an especially refined country house hotel overlooking the Massachusetts Berkshires and a lovely lake. Tuck yourselves away in the Aviary tree house suite where a glass enclosed circular staircase nestles in the branches of a century-old Norway spruce.
Wheatleigh

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Backroads of New England
BOOKS
Backroads of New England
Part picture book, part travel guide, Backroads of New England: Your Guide to New England's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures celebrates the beauty and history of this part of the country through stories, photographs and touring suggestions. Author Kim Knox Beckius' appreciation of this part of the country is apparent in the descriptions of the area and careful construction of the book. So grab Backroads of New England, jump in your car, and get ready, because her love for New England is infectious.
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