Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Massachusetts is sweetening the cultural pot this summer with Free Fun Fridays. On select Fridays this summer, over 85 of the state’s most popular museums, historic places and scenic sites will be gratis for all visitors. You’ll detect a distinctive Berkshires twist with Tanglewood (July 21), The Mount (June 23) and the Norman Rockwell Museum (June 30) […]

Mass MOCA

Perhaps you are looking for a quick getaway. You are tired of the grayed city streets, the noise and the traffic.  You picture a place that can offer you both the pleasures of sports as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene. You want the sophistication and finesse of fine dining mixed in with […]

Combat the mid-winter doldrums with a mood-boosting getaway. We’ve rounded-up 7 hotels that offer plenty of amenities without requiring you to open your wallet too wide. If you’re concerned about planet earth as we forge into 2017, these properties are easy to reach without a car, so you may indulgently repose while keeping the carbon […]

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]

MassBliss Fest

The stretch of bucolic mountainside straddling Western Massachusetts and Connecticut has long been known as a summer stop for highly cultured New Yorkers. The Berkshire Theatre Group and Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Pops orchestra) have both been summering here for going on a century, along with art-world mainstays like the Clark Art Institute […]

Richmond fest

The northeast is a hotbed of summer music festivals. The following pitch-perfect events are all easy to reach without a car, so there’s nothing stopping you from enhancing your season with the sound of music. You’ll find a medley of musical styles performed in outdoor settings that range from urban to majestic.

Hotel on North

Downtown Pittsfield’s thriving art scene and creative energy make it a perennial favorite with urbanites craving a weekend getaway. On June 1, the already dynamic panorama gets an upscale boost with the opening of Hotel on North, offering 45 rooms in the heart of town.

Berkshires in the fall

Travelers hungry for authentic epicurean experiences will feel right at home in the Berkshires. The rich agricultural heritage is a springboard for a host of farm fresh gastronomic opportunities. Meet five of the Berkshire’s most characteristic culinary destinations, bringing nature’s windfall directly to your plate.