Massachusetts has a number of places of interest for the avid traveler, but not all know of the classic destinations. Here is our take on the less-known typical Mass. tourist destinations that you should plan to visit.
Summertime in Lenox, a green town in Berkshires, is the best place to be for discussing art and theatre at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The place has a vibrant art scene and is always buzzing with activities that art enthusiasts and even the not-so-enthusiastic art crowd will enjoy. Among the places you must checkout for plays and concerts in Lenox include Shakespeare & Company theatre productions and Tanglewood – where the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays in the summer.
To satisfy your palate, check out the Haven Café and Bakery and enjoy some fresh fruit and cheese at the Lenox Farmer’s market.
The summer art scene in Provincetown is as vibrant as its gay and lesbian resort. The beauty of the place is so inspiring that it has been constantly drawing artists and writers from near and afar. This is where you can explore the majestic Dunes scattered with shacks that have been temporary homes to writers and artists who have come to the place for inspiration.
Visit the Provincetown Art Association and Museum while you are here. The museum has been around for 100 years, showcasing art and encouraging artists. Go on the historic Provincetown Walking Tour to get a glimpse into the rich history that defines the city. Travel to the tranquil shore of P-town in the Long Point Shuttle and enjoy the serenity of the back-shores.
Becket – For the dancer in you
A part of Pittsfield, Becket is a quiet little town in Berkshire, Mass. But for dance fans, the town is a Mecca, for it houses the famous Jacob’s Pillow, a dance center and performance space. The dance school has been referred to as a national landmark by some of the greatest dancers of America, and is a must visit if you are as passionate about dance as were the founders of Jacob’s Pillow. The annual Jacob’s Pillow dance festival sees more than 50 dance companies from around the world rocking the stage with their performances in summer.
The city in Bristol County of Massachusetts, New Bedford is an old whaling port with a number of attractions for the eager tourist. The city has an authentic sea port with a working waterfront and a huge fishing fleet. Enjoy seafood while learning all about the history and culture of fishing in Massachusetts here, during the Working Waterfront Festival if you’re visiting in September. If you are planning a trip in July, you could book tickets for the New Bedford Folk Festival featuring over 50 acts by the likes of Don White, Bill Harley, Vance Gilbert, and John Gorka among others. A visit to the Zeiterion Theater is also recommended while you are in the city.