After a spring of hibernation, we are more than ready to get out and see the world. For many of us, that means jumping in the car and hitting the open road.
A perfect day in Martha's Vineyard includes exploring down-island, with its charming towns, and up-island, with its ocean views and rugged cliffs.
Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.
Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.
The best way to explore the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge is through a tour with The Trustees of Reservations, a Massachusetts nonprofit.
The Nantucket dining scene as lively and varied as ever. At these five restaurants, settings range from beachside, to in-town romantic, to historic wharves.
Cisco Brewers contains a distillery, winery and brewery in Nantucket. Offering food and outdoor seating, it's become somewhat of a beverage theme park.
The population of Nantucket jumps in the summer, and property values are exorbitant, but the culture of the place remains. Here are two new hotels there.
Three small Nantucket museums are informative on many aspects of the island's rich heritage: whaling, basketmaking and its history of shipwrecks.
Andrew Harpers' travels took our writer to Nantucket, Massachusetts, where two intimate hotels of the Harper standard were found.
Experience quintessential New England with a visit to one or more of these quaint towns and beaches.
In many ways, Martha's Vineyard is a little world unto itself. Indeed, the 17,000 year-round residents like to say that they are "45 minutes from America," citing the time it takes for the ferry to cross from Woods Hole.
Drawn by the light, the landscape and its (out-of-season) tranquility, numerous artists and craftspeople have made the Vineyard their home.
Martha's Vineyard is not a sophisticated culinary destination, and with some exceptions — notably the inns — the restaurants tend to be simple.
A sample itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office: 8 Days in Boston and Cape Cod, with day excursions to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Dazzling fall foliage in Vermont and carefree Cape Cod summers are deservedly iconic, but many New Englanders consider spring to be the sweetest season.