15 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways In Massachusetts
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 31, 2018
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Massachusetts, situated in the New England region of Northeastern United States, is a state scattered thoroughly with history, culture, and natural beauty. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, it was the centre of manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution. Thus, not only can visitors witness the peace of nature but also learn about modern dexterity that the state has to offer. Here are a few destinations and activities that one must experience when in nature’s arms at Massachusetts:
1. Experience the Scituate Harbour sunrise
What’s more romantic than watching the sunrise with your partner? Experience the same and other harbour views in the spacious and luxurious guest rooms of The Inn at Scituate Harbour. These rooms offer all requisite amenities like an iPod docking station, private refrigerator, wireless internet service, iron with an ironing board, etc. along with free calls within the US. The inn not only offers an all-round-the-year indoor heated pool but is also dog-friendly! It has an outdoor deck and has several beaches and shops in the vicinity.
2. Bed & Breakfast at Honeysuckle Hill Inn
The Honeysuckle Hill Inn is situated in an 1810 farmhouse and offers old-fashioned hospitality for all old-school lovers. The Inn offers all necessary services and amenities and offer not only private baths and marble showers but also an outdoor shower and hot tub. There library and computer or parlour games for guests and guests can treat themselves all they want to a hot gourmet breakfast in the dining area. Couples can enjoy a romantic stroll through the gardens or even wrap around in front of the fireplace.
3. The Nantucket enchantment
Nantucket, an island haven, is most popular as a romantic destination because of its exquisite ambience which appeals to couples. It is scattered with delectable eateries; gorgeous beaches, namely: Madaket Beach, Surfside Beach, Dionis Beach, etc. where couples can not only take a romantic stroll but also rent bicycles and enjoy a delightful ride; varied boutique shops; and bewitching downtown areas with cobblestone streets. There are harbours such as the Brant Point Grill where couples can dine at while absorbing the scenic harbor or the Island Boat Rental which allows them to rent a boat for sailing.
4. Get acquainted with Salem
The historic town of Salem, situated in the north of Boston, is famous for its 17th-century witch trials; making the Salem Witch Museum its hottest attraction. Couples can rent a room at the famous and old-fashioned House of the Seven Gables too. Other than this, the city offers various romantic activities like taking a boat to the picturesque Bakers Island Light Station, spending time at the oceanfront Salem Willows Park with an arcade and a picnic area.
5. Enjoy the Boston Whale Watching Cruise
This half-day tour allows you to watch whales and other wildlife like harbour porpoises and Atlantic white-sided dolphins out at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary while a naturalist guide helps with information on the same. Couples can choose from three outdoor decks or a climate-controlled cabin to relax in the high-speed catamaran which enables them to save time on their trip, ensuring they do not miss anything in the short period. You can pack a light snack or purchase them from the on-board snack bar.
6. Relax at the Gryphon House
This bed & breakfast is in the vicinity of all Boston attractions, and each of its eight suites has queen-sized beds, gas log fireplaces, a spacious private bath, a wet bar with a fridge and high-speed internet facilities along with other amenities. It also has an extensive DVD library and offers an extended continental breakfast in the morning. It is close to T Stop at Kenmore Square which, virtually, runs the length of Boston; and the Newbury Street if you feel the urge to shop.
7. Experience Martha's Vineyard Resort
As implied, all guests have access to the offerings of Martha's Vineyard. All bedrooms are carpeted and have private bathrooms along with other requisite facilities like free wireless internet, a private telephone, a refrigerated beverage centre and cable television; some rooms also have kitchens, and two-room suites are also available. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast every morning before heading to explore Martha's Vineyard.
8. Romance at Ashley Manor
Located in Cape Cod, this historic inn is near to all attractions. The Manor, although ancient, has been expanded and modernized over time. It has traditional rooms and luxury suites along with all the best amenities that can be offered. Ashley Manor also has park-like two acres of ground with tennis courts, a gazebo, and a large backyard patio where a full breakfast is served depending on the time of the year. The inn also offers complimentary cordials in the library itself.
9. De-stress at The Whalewalk Inn & Spa
Situated at the end of a country road, the Whalewalk Inn is best for privacy while also being close to local attractions. Although built in 1830, the inn has been renovated and modernized. There are sixteen guest rooms across six buildings, each having a private bath, wet bars, kitchenettes, fireplaces, balconies, whirlpool tubs, refrigerators, and other amenities. Guests can enjoy outdoors too on the brick patio and sun porch. The spa offers easily-available massages and workouts. Also, they are treated to a hot breakfast and allowed to explore the three and a half acres of land the inn has to offer.
10. Sunrise, Waves and By the Sea
By the Sea Guests Bed & Breakfast & Suites offers to you not only the gorgeous beaches of Cape Cod but also the soothing sound of waves and a mesmerizing sunrise. Most rooms have king/queen beds, and the suites offer a living room, a gas fireplace, dining room and dishwasher, kitchen with granite countertops, phones and individual balconies. By the Sea offers convenient spots to relax as it has its private beach. The building has a Victorian fireplace; a large TV with surround sound; an area with books, games, magazines and a piano; and serves fresh breakfast with both cold and hot beverages on the veranda with its screen and glass enclosures.
11. Relish the wine at Harbor Light Inn
The inn is situated in the centre of Marblehead's harbour district and gives guests access to nearby attractions. Each of its twenty rooms has a private bath, an alarm clock radio and body care products along with other amenities. Some rooms also offer sundecks and patios, while the bedroom apartments have fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Couples have easy access to massage and can also have flowers or wine sent to their rooms; they can also choose to spend time in the Tavern with cordials, beer, fine wine along with local delicacies. They offer a daily continental buffet for breakfast along with a gluten-free menu. The inn also offers a DVD library and a seasonally heated pool.
12. Luxuriate at The Garden Gables Inn
This lavish bed and breakfast have rooms divided across the traditional country home. Each of the 15 rooms has a private bath, L'Occitane products, spa robes, access to guest DVD library, and complimentary Wi-Fi along with other amenities. Guests can choose rooms with a sofa or a club chair, working fireplace, private porch/deck, Keurig coffeemaker, and a jetted tub. Outside, the guests can explore the inn's five acres of land and gardens and its 70 feet heated pool. Guests can relax at the onsite Lenox Petit Spa which is dedicated to facial treatment and massages or inside the library or sherry room. They can choose to either dine privately by the fireplace or dine al fresco.
13. Visit the Clark Art Institute
The Clark Art Institute is perfect for art lovers interested in exploring French Impressionist paintings by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and especially by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It is located in a beautiful area with nature's magnificent ambience all around it and a pool reflecting the architecture beautifully. There are beautiful trails to walk along, and plentiful spaces to sit back and relax. It also has a cafe which offers healthy and delicious food. The best time to visit the institute is in the fall as the foliage is at its best then.
14. Wine tasting at Plymouth
A historic coastal town, Plymouth is best for couples who enjoy American history. Couples can visit the famous Plymouth Bay Winery to taste some excellent wine; dine at the Pilgrim Belle Cruises while whale watching; take a romantic stroll along the Town Brook, or enjoy delicious Italian cuisine at Patrizia's by candlelight or out on the waterfront patio if the weather allows.
15. Experience Boston
The capital city has myriad accommodations available to suit your needs. Roam around the city giving your sweet tooth a treat on the Boston Chocolate Tour or learning about the city's history at various attractions. You can also take a relaxing, private cruise down the Charles River with a complimentary basket of cheese and chocolates in a 36-foot Venetian gondola available at the Gondola di Venezia. You can also take a stroll down Newbury Street; get a massage at Bella Sante Boston, or visit the famous New England Aquarium which houses thousands of aquatic creatures and 3-D IMAX Theatre.
Thus, Massachusetts has numerous experiences to offer to those willing to explore its nooks and corners, with a promise to awe and inspire them while creating surreal memories. It introduces these explorers with new opportunities to reshape their perspectives and gain deep knowledge of the world around us which we often overlook in the daily hustle of life.