One of the best things about living in Massachusetts is the annual autumn display of color. There are a few factors that can affect the timing and vibrancy of fall foliage, but mid-October tends to be your best bet for peak leaf-peeping. If you’re planning a foliage trip, here are a few of my top spots in the beautiful Bay State:
The Berkshires are a mountain range in western Massachusetts, dotted with villages and towns. The area boasts a vibrant theatre scene and hiking options for all levels of interest and ability.
Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum in central Massachusetts, set in the 1830s. Actors show what rural life was like between the American founding and the Industrial Revolution.
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Boston, known for its history and its Harbor, is a great city for walking, from museum to museum, and park to park.
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My favorite hotel in the Berkshires is the Hotel on North, which treated me like a princess on my birthday. The Hotel is a Stash property; click here to join the frequent-travel program and score 500 bonus points.
To continue the 19th-century theme in Sturbridge, I like the Publick House and its Historic Tap Room.
For keeping the literary theme alive when visiting Concord, there’s the Hawthorne Inn.
Boston of course has a plethora of fine hotels. Some of my favorites include:
For two decades, I worked at political jobs. Then my parents got sick, and I went home to help care for them, and they died, fourteen weeks apart, in their late 60s. And I decided that life is too dear, and too uncertain, to fritter away in political offices. I fought back the sorrow with travel, and started this blog. I believe that passions are more fun when you share them with others, and my hope is to share my passions for travel and culture with you. Welcome! Read more …