The pressure is on to plan a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day for your love. This year with the big day arriving mid-week, it’s a good time to plan a pre-or-post Valentine’s Day getaway to celebrate your affection, and nowhere sparkles with more excitement than New York City. There are lots of romantic activities and sites to experience in 2017, so let’s take a look at our picks for:
The Most Romantic NYC Treats for 2017.
Enjoy a Spirited Stay at One of These Haunted BnBs and Learn All About Their Resident Ghost
It’s that time of year again! Halloween is almost here. Instead of exchanging ghost stories in the night, why not give yourself, your family and/or your friends a chance to tell of your own spooky stories after a visit to one of these haunted, yet hospitable, bed and breakfasts? Enjoy these stories of some of our favorite BnBs that play host to guests and ghosts alike:
Best Fall Getaways Where Off Season Prices Are A Bargain
Falls is a wonderful time to go traveling. Days are still warm, evenings are cool and comfortable, and nature puts on a show for all of us to marvel at. What makes fall travel even more enticing is off-season bargain prices in much of the world. From New England to California, north and south, everyone has their red marker out, crossing out the high season prices and lowering them for savvy off-season travelers.
Each year thousands of leaf peepers tumble into their cars and head north toward the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to be dazzled by fall foliage displays. Highways become clogged, restaurants are filled to overflowing, hotels are sold out and prices are at their max.
This year we have a smarter suggestion for you, instead of heading north, point your car toward central Massachusetts and discover the beauty of ancestral farms, hillsides awash with fall colors and small towns chock full of farm stands, art, music, history and artisan craft shops. Fall foliage is just as brilliant in this verdant region, but you’ll miss the annoying crowds.
Here Comes the Luxury! Beautiful BnB Wedding Sites For Your Special Day.
Many bed and breakfasts are often celebrated for their romantic surroundings – and as the ideal spots for couples to reconnect. Did you know there are plenty of properties that also offer luxurious packages and amenities designed with weddings in mind? Not only can brides and grooms enjoy nuptials onsite, they’ll have access to accommodations for the Big Day and beyond for both themselves and their guests too. Here are a handful consider for those waiting to walk down the aisle.
Calling all lobster lovers, it’s time to plan your summer road-trip to sample the best lobster in America! Sure you have your favorite lobster or clam shack that your family has visited for years…. but you could be missing another memorable experience just down the road a piece. Thanks to the updated and revised edition of Lobster Shacks, A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints, finding the best lobster and clam shacks near you is a cinch.
The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA Welcome’s Grammy Award Winning Artist- Michal Camilo
The newly renovated Charles Hotel, , located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, kicks off their Summer Jazz Series on April 1st. Michael Camilo is returning to the stage after taking time off to work on his new compositions, including an Off-Broadway play.
Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!
Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals
Celebrating the last week of summer vacation, off we went to Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Ma with great expectations of a fun time at this new water-park resort. While we don’t often post negative reviews, I feel we need to warn you that Great Wolf Lodge Massachusetts falls short of the Great Wolf reputation in the rest of the country. Let’s begin at the beginning, the registration lines were wrapped around the entrance and it had to have taken at least hour wait for the check-in process.
Just because the 4th of July has past, it doesn’t mean Summer festivals in New England are on the wain. There are plenty of warm summer days and over-the-top foodie festivals yet to come. Summer is when the beer and wine really start to flow and seafood of every description is celebrated all across New England. So let’s take a look at some of the best Summer Food Festivals yet to come:
Beach-side Bed and Breakfast Inns for the Best Summer Escapes
Travelers, beach season is upon us! When summer temperatures rise, people long for white sand between their toes and a cool ocean breeze on their face. What they don’t crave is the traffic to and from the coast and having a sandy car when the day is done. Why not skip the hassle and stay right on the beach, where you can take in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while being pampered at a seaside bed and breakfast?
Located in The Pinehills development in Plymouth, MA, the Mirbeau Inn is secluded, surrounded by lush greenery, and well worth discovering. With only 50 deluxe rooms and suites, the Inn is reminiscent of a French country manor home plucked from a Monet canvas.
Treat yourself to a romantic getaway to the Mirbeau Inn (less than a one hour drive from Boston), and you’ll think you’ve skipped away to the Loire Valley of France!
What better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Back Bay of Boston than to visit trendy restaurants, sample tasty appetizers and sip a variety of fine wines with a Certified Wine Specialist?- What fun! This experience is offered by City Wine Tours in four Boston neighborhoods – Back Bay, South End, North End and Harvard Square. Their motto is: Learning About Wine Should Be As Fun As Drinking It, and we definitely agree. Come along as we visit three acclaimed restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay in the company of our own wine expert.
Baseball season is back! There is nothing better than hearing the crack of the bat on a long warm summer night as you watch the game with some friends and share refreshments. Instead of viewing it on TV, why not get off your couch and see one of America’s favorite pastimes firsthand at one of the celebrated stadiums steeped in tradition? While you are at it, you can stay at a B&B that has just as much history as some of these treasured parks because nothing beats seeing a great win front and center, except maybe a home-run experience in hospitality.
Why is it that New England embraces the Halloween season with more gusto than any other regions of the country? Perhaps it’s our early roots and tumultuous history filled with ghoulish tales like the Salem witch trials, headless horseman, and ancient burial grounds. No matter the reason, the end of October finds communities all across New England constructing large displays of carved pumpkins, cutting corn mazes and decorating haunted houses.
Here’s a look at some of the best getaways in New England to celebrate the Halloween season and to escape for some ghoulish fun:
This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.
From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.
The historic whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan, has begun a once-in-a-lifetime journey to visit New England coastal ports during summer 2014. Gather the kids and don’t miss this opportunity to view the oldest commercial sailing vessel in the world.
As the weather warms, anticipation builds throughout New England – it’s almost time to escape to the Cape! Stretching out like a big fist pump, the 70 mile scenic arm of Cape Cod beckons all to come play on its 600 miles of sandy coast. But the problem remains just as certain as the traffic congestion before the bridge, just where can you find the hidden coves and uncrowded beaches of your dreams. Luckily I’ve just discovered a terrific new Cape Cod guide that spells out exactly where to find the most select Cape Cod locations to make your vacation better than ever before.
Here are top attractions and things to do that you will see ONLY in Boston – they should not be missed.
The very first thing you’ll need to do in Boston is Paaak Your Caaah, because you’ll have no use for it while touring the city. Boston is a walking city with one fascinating neighborhood giving way to the next, so pack your sneakers and get out and explore. Many of the most interesting attractions are actually free to enter.
Sunsets on the beach. That phrase alone can conjure up powerful, peaceful images. A beautiful sunset, in a beautiful location, can make a bad day good, or a good day even better. Cape Cod has no shortage of beautiful places to catch a sunset. I have been privileged to live here my entire life and have seen thousands of sunsets from hundreds of locations. Choosing a personal favorite would be an impossible task as I have many. However, for any new visitor to the Cape I can recommend the place to catch your first sunset. That place is Rock Harbor in Orleans.