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Summer is ripe for roaming sculpture-dappled fields, watching the warm sun reflect off a glass house, and picnicking under a massive three-legged Buddha.

Monet painting

Astute art aficionados know that Philadelphia is bursting with first-rate museums. If you’re a fan of Impressionist art, consider a speedy summer jaunt to the City of Brotherly Love to see the blockbuster exhibit Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting. It’s on view all summer at the stately Philadelphia Museum of Art. This […]

Providence

Despite its modest size, Providence’s culinary stage is displaying big city talent. You won’t find many chain restaurants here; Chef-owned eateries are the rule. This down-to-earth town’s restaurant etiquette welcomes the hungry with an unpretentious spirit. The sea is tethered to the unconscious of Rhode Island residents, making Providence a must for seafood lovers. Admirers […]

Providence Arts Festival

There’s always something brewing in Providence. Its riches include the provocative collection at the RISD Museum of Art and a culinary scene that rivals any in New England. If you crave innovation, imaginative WaterFire lights up the night with over 80 torch-lit braziers illuminating the river. If you’re in the market for an impromptu getaway, look […]

Mount Desert Island redefines beauty. Its crown jewel is Acadia National Park, the only national park in the Northeast. The park encompasses nearly half of the island, offering a wide range of recreational activities with dramatic views. The 49,000 acres are a testament to private philanthropy, with much of the land given to the park by […]

The Tavern at Diamond Mills

Culinary cognoscenti may ponder whether a taste beyond bitter, sour, salty and sweet exists. For those with a refined visual aesthetic, a restaurant’s view might just be the umami that adds the fifth flavor dimension to a meal. The following gourmet getaways provide panoramic vistas that enhance the already delectable gastronomic offerings. Spring is the […]

Fresh Tomatoes

Baked beans, Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie are part of Boston’s culinary tradition. While these reliable hometown favorites inspire local pride, adventurous chefs are garnering much-merited attention, putting Boston on top of the gastronomic map. Geography hasn’t hurt Beantown, with its long coastline offering a jackpot of succulent seafood. The city’s ethnic diversity […]

New restaurant at Bedford Post Inn

From a paper factory-turned-hotel in Long Island City, to New York’s very first shuffleboard club and the BRIC House for the Arts, New Yorkers have had plenty of new distractions to help them get through a relentless winter. And they will have many more to enjoy this spring. Here are a few things we’re excited […]