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  • Great Things to Do in Rhode Island: jazz clubs, rock climbing, art tours, wine tasting, ethnic foods, painting parties, bird watching

    We just refreshed our Rhode Island Great Things to Do page and we are reminded — again — of how all the interesting and entertaining adventures exist in this spunky little state. Look below for a...

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  • Riding Fat(tire) Bikes! In snow!! In the evening!!! In the White Mountains of New Hampshire!!!! Yowsa

      Yes, you can  do all the things in the headline above: that is race fatbikes in snow in the evenings in Gorham, NH, courtesy of the Fatbike Meister Series of Great Glen Trails, at Route 16 and...

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  • Rockabilly Dance Party January 12 — Don’t Miss It!

    I’d give a year off my life to be at the Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys! Rockabilly Dance Party this Saturday at Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. Way to warm up in...

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  • Express your artistry with plants and flowers — even in winter — at this Pittsfield florist

    Township Four Floral Artistry and Home at 419 North Street in Pittsfield is a floral designer that also offers a public classes and workshops in its turn-of-the-century downtown storefront in the...

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  • A fireplace in the bedroom??? You need a winter getaway to a New England inn

    Whether or not you are a fan of British melodramas in draft castles, you surely agree that a fireplace in the bedroom has to be near the top of luxurious and romantic enhancements of life. Many...

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  • Life before electricity? Let Old Sturbridge Village show you how people did it not so long ago

    Not so long ago, people like you and me lived without electricity (lights, TV, computers, too). That made nighttime a different place than it is now. Old Sturbridge Village invites us to step into...

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  • Brighten your winter cookery and social life by browsing a winter farmers market for food, crafts, friends

    In our home, at VisitNewEngland.com, winter weekends are a time of heavy cookery. We don’t rely for our raw materials only on grocery stores, because many, many New England towns run indoor winter...

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  • Step away from winter; find warm indoor pleasures in New England

    Want a break from winter vistas? New England has a bunch of indoor gardens and play scapes for both kids and adults. Plan a visit: Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, Massachusetts This...

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  • Holiday season continues with fun events through the weekend and New Year’s Day

    It is December 26, Boxing Day (unless you live in the old British Empire, you don’t need to care about that). One holiday is behind us, but lots of us are still off work, and the festive spirit is...

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  • New Year’s Eve 20198-19: Find fancy adult parties or early, kid-friendly parades and fireworks and entertainment

    Connecticut First Night Hartford 2018-19 Hartford, CT Hartford’s premiere New Year’s Eve party. A family-friendly, multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol free New Year’s experience with...

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  • Learn to cook and taste many food and wine traditions at a pinnacle of coastal beauty: Ocean House

    Living in Rhode Island, surrounded by a wealth of Italian-American culture, we’ve heard plenty about the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes that Italian families enjoy on Christmas Eve. We’re...

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  • A winter visit to Portland, Maine? Gorgeous food, shopping, tours, cruises, nightlife

    A winter visit to Portland, Maine? Brace for creative food, shopping, tours, cruises, nightlife Walk and Shop Historic Old Port The historic heart of Portland is the Old Port, a waterfront...

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  • Calm the kids down this weekend with rain forest animals, train rides, model trains, ancient Antioch mosaics

    Are the kids in your world a little overwrought this month, thinking too much about that big guy in red? Reserve part of the coming weekend to calm them (and yourself) down with a not-Christmas...

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  • Winter Lights at Naumkeag and Stevens-Coolidge Place — Stupendous and Joyful

      The Trustees of Reservations presents a new holiday event — Winter Lights at Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA,  and The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, MA. Each weekend brings performances...

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  • 7 Sites for Christmas Lights in Boston: Take an evening and see them all!

    Find the biggest and best Christmas lights this holiday season in Boston, courtesy of TheBostonCalendar.com. Find them all on this map.  Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular (After the initial...

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  • Best Weekend Events Dec 7-9: Step Onboard for Christmas Season Fun … and Magic

        Wassail Weekend and Parade 2018 Village Green, Woodstock, VT Dec. 7-98 Wassail Weekend is a celebration of the sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas in a beautiful Vermont village at many...

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  • Check the calendar for public Christmas tree lightings and holiday strolls: Fun and no pressure!

    Many public holiday tree-lighting ceremonies are coming up soon in towns and cities around New England. Usually these early-evening events are accompanied by live music, maybe cocoa and cookies,...

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  • Top weekend events Nov 30-Dec 2 – Inn-to-inn indulgence tour, lighted gardens, art, food!

      SoWa Winter Festival in Boston, MA, on Nov. 30-Dec. 2; Dec. 7-9 The hipster haven that is the SoWa Art + Design District at 450 Harrison Avenue hosts its Winter Festival among artist studios,...

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  • Find irresistible gift shopping at museum stores all over New England

    A wonderful place for gift shopping for adults and kids is the museum stores adjacent to most major museums in New England. At these artful places, you can hone down the theme of your gift-giving...

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  • Cyber Monday deals and steals for a fabulous New England getaway

    This coming Christmas and Hannukah, don’t give things as gifts — give joy. That often comes through adventures, trips, vacations, and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like a cruise on a Maine...

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