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Secrets of the New England Sea Coast

Tired of the same old playbook for day trips, long weekends, and family beach vacations? We’ll let you in on a little secret: so are […]


Our Favorite Beaches to Visit in the Fall near Boston

Yes, peak season for beaches around Boston has come and gone. For all but the most foolhardy and weather-immune, there will be no more sunning […]


First Look: A Plum Island Beach Bar Has Taken Over a Former Auto Shop

A revered Boston-area restaurant group is making the most of summer’s waning daylight with a new year-round restaurant and bar on Plum Island. The Sunset […]


Where to Eat During a Day at Crane Beach

In our ongoing effort to help you make the most of the summer beach days that remain (you’re welcome!), we turn our attention to Crane […]

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12 of the Prettiest Lighthouses to Visit in Massachusetts

Lighthouses were first built to prevent seafarers from crashing into dangerous rock formations and cliffsides (as was tragically commonplace in the early 1800s), and signaled […]


Where to Eat During a Day at Revere Beach or Winthrop Beach

We’re midway through summer, so if you haven’t already worked in some trips to a local beach—well, there’s no time like the present. Revere and […]

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The Best Places to Go Clamming near Boston

Whether they’re steamed, fried, or the main component of a hearty chowder, clams are a New England staple. They can be found at nearly every […]

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Where to Hunt for Sea Glass around Massachusetts

After decades of tumbling in the ocean, glass that was once trash becomes treasure after it’s worn down into cloudy and perfectly smooth fragments—also known […]