The rainy and cool weather of winter has finally receded and the landscape is starting to bloom again with its beaches, botanical gardens, and festivals, springtime in Mendocino is a great time to visit.
It's no secret that Salem has a rich history. Enjoy some of these tours and classes in Salem to learn more about the towns witchy history.
While we love our towns beaches and restaurants, we also love these Newburyport museums when it comes to learning about our towns nautical history.
With a healthy art community that supports over 35 Provincetown art galleries, there is no shortage of art to explore while visiting the tip of the Cape.
The next time you visit Southern Maine, stop into one of these spots for live music in Kennebunkport to enjoy a drink and some tunes.
With crisp evenings and rolling hills of fall foliage, Midcoast Maine is a great place to visit in the fall and we've got list of fall activities in Camden!
We love these unique Halloween events in Portland. They're a great way to explore the spooky side of Portland while learning about the city's history!
After a day of relaxing on the beach, head into town for an evening of live music in Newburyport and check out these three local venues!
Just a short drive from Whitehall, explore the various art museums in Rockland and of course, don't forget to grab some coffee and a bite to eat!
Whether you're looking for a rainy day activity or just need a break from the beach, head downtown and check out the various art in Newburyport!
Perfect for a rainy day or to escape the midday heat, these Nantucket museums will entertain anyone with an imagination and a love of the ocean.
Enjoy a Maine-centric book while on a lark or at home with our new "Book + Bed" program! Dive deep into pages about Maine's history both on land and at sea.
Check out these historic sites to learn all about the naval history of Portsmouth, NH, from the historic seaport to the modern Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
People are becoming more and more excited about the summer concert series at Thompson's Point, as it's quickly becoming known as one of the best places to see live music in Southern Maine.
The island of Nantucket begs to be explored in warm weather by families, when school's out and beach vacations are calling. Here is our list of our favorite things to do with kids on Nantucket so you can have a relaxing visit on the island.
osh, the manager of The Hotel Portsmouth, gives tips on where to get everything from the best cup of coffee, to the best bowl of chowda' and a must-do before leaving town.
Springtime in Mendocino can see temperatures highs in the mid-60s to low 70s and we think there's no better time to take advantage of spring in Northern California by visiting the nearby botanical gardens.
Whether you're on the hunt for a witchy memento or a thank-you gift for the pet sitter, these three shops will provide that perfect keepsake.
Chances are, if you're a fan of the modern design in our Newport boutique hotels, Attwater and Gilded, you'll also enjoy the arts and culture provided by the Newport Art Museum.
Gilded's managers share their thoughts on how to get the most out of your stay in Newport.
The streets of picturesque downtown Kennebunkport are lined with locally-owned boutiques and restaurants. The main street of KPT is about half a mile long from end to end and crosses over the Kennebunk River, making it perfect for an afternoon of strolling and poking through shops.
With the Salem Film Festival returning in early March, we've got a list of some of Salem’s best hang out spots to check out in between screenings.
Whether you're looking to dance to a local band at the bar or relax to soft jazz, Stowe's live music options have you covered for a night on the town.
Newport museums - like the Tennis Hall of Fame and Audrain Auto Museum - are both plentiful and interactive.
Located just a few miles up the road on Route 1, Point Cabrillo lighthouse is a perfect side trip during a stay at Blue Door Group.
After a crisp morning of perusing shops along the main drag, chances are you’re going to want to take in a bit of culture at the Portsmouth Historical Society.
This coastal village is home to a vast community of artists and makers, and here are a few of our favorite made-in-Mendocino souvenirs.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Christmas Prelude, and Kennebunkport's signature holiday festival will be brimming with cheer.
Touring the Newport mansions is a must, with their meticulously maintained period furniture, lush landscaping, and grandiose architecture.
Brimming with art galleries, Mendocino is a haven for artists and art lovers alike.
What could be better than stumbling onto an outdoor, waterfront theatre or musical event while you’re on a lark? Not much in our opinion.
What better time to dive into a good read than summer in Maine, when the weather begs you to soak up some sun and stick your nose in a book.
Artists have sought out the peaceful pace and natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard as inspiration for years. Today, the island's community of artists has created a vibrant cultural scene that is worth appreciating during your stay.
Kris Williams, a long time lover of genealogy, history, and art, takes a step back in time during her recent visit to Captain Fairfield Inn.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame, located in the heart of Newport, honors players and the storied sport of tennis.
Our guests tell us that their number one priority when visiting Martha's Vineyard is relaxation. We think relaxing and reading go hand in hand, so you might want to stock up on some beach reads for your time on the island.
Salem is well known for its history with witches, but at the end of the day, there is one cultural destination in the city that you truly can’t miss — the Peabody Essex Museum. Guest Blogger Joe Ricchio of Maine's Down East and Dispatch magazines shares his insights on a day well spent.
Eric Hopkins, a talented native Maine artist represented on our walls, is staging his first solo show in Portland in more than 25 years.
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get outside and experience the seacoast's artsy side.
If you're looking for something romantic to do this weekend, an intimate concert should do just the trick. Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy will perform at Portsmouth’s Music Hall Loft in late February.
It's no secret that Salem has a spooky side, but did you know it's also got a funny bone? In late March, three top Boston comedians will bring their best jokes to Salem.
Calling all movie buffs! Muse, the acclaimed restaurant at the Vanderbilt Grace, is hosting a night of glitz and glam to mark the 88th Oscars.
Unless you're particularly thick-skinned, braving the great outdoors in mid-winter in Maine may not be your cup of tea. Fortunately, Portland is home to several noteworthy cultural institutions that are ripe for exploration in the colder months.
Winter is the perfect time to take in a live show, and The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will be rolling out their newest play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, in late January.
Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of Nantucket's heyday in the whaling industry.
Light up the season at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! The beloved Festival of Lights returns on Friday after Thanksgiving and continues every weekend until Christmas.
Any time is a good time for a stroll over to the Portland Museum of Art, but we're especially excited about the new biennial exhibit celebrating Maine's contemporary art scene.
Portsmouth's downtown district is the perfect place to host a multi-venue film festival, especially during the peak of our gorgeous fall foliage season.
Experience art after dark by exploring Newport's art galleries, studios, and museums as part of Newport Gallery Night.
Guests looking to inject a dose of culture and entertainment into their Nantucket getaway need look no further than Dreamland, a big theater on a small island.
Nantucket's ties to the majestic whale go back much further than any insignia on a polo shirt. The Whaling Museum of Nantucket celebrates the storied industry that put this diminutive New England island on the global map.
Mendocino has a rich culture of arts, food, and wine, and we're not afraid to celebrate it!
While Lark destinations are as diverse as the hotels themselves, there is one constant - the sound of music.
For a small town, Kennebunkport is home to several restaurants that highlight local Maine talent on a weekly basis.
Long known as the place where the mountains meet the sea, Camden is also the place to experience a vibrant cultural scene in midcoast Maine.
While the island of Nantucket may be small, it plays host to a vibrant music scene filled with eclectic venues.
While Portland's reputation as a culinary capital has been well documented, the city is also a haven for music aficionados.
While Nantucket swells to max capacity in the heat of the summer, locals know that the spring on the island bristles with the energy of renewal and offers the benefit of extra elbow room.
To appreciate just how seamlessly the maritime history of Nantucket is woven throughout island living today, spend a little time dialing into the history of two of Nantucket's most iconic items: Nantucket Reds and Lightship Baskets.
There’s a great Nantucket “must do” that should be top of mind when planning your trip to our stylish new Nantucket hotel.
Ahoy there world travelers, arts & culture aficionados, movie mavens, stargazers and anyone who loves designer boutique hotels and summertime in New England:
Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? The Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour this weekend (Nov 22-24) won't disappoint.
After breakfast here at our Portland Maine inn, stroll over to see the paintings, drawings, and sculptures of the ‘William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism’ exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art.
A stay in early June can easily be enriched by the Kennebunkport Festival, which offers something for every taste.
Starting with the fabulous Nantucket Daffodil Festival this weekend and continuing with the Nantucket Wine Festival in May, the season of festivals is kicking into high gear on the island.
One of the reasons Captain Fairfield Inn is open year-round is there is something to love about the southern coast of Maine during any season.
River Tree Arts, one of our favorite local fixtures, is less than five minutes from our Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast.
Have we mentioned that our newly added hotel, Pomegranate Inn in Portland, Maine is a great destination for art lovers?
While summer's endless golden skies and white-sail-blue waters seem a world away, locals savor a cozier, intimate Newport at this time of year.
Have you visited the Designer Show House at the Kenneth Roberts Estate in Kennebunkport yet?
Top ATP World Tour tennis pros are here in Newport this week (direct from Wimbledon, no less!) to compete for the Van Allen Cup in the only pro tennis tournament played on grass courts in North America.
Ever seen a tall ship? It's towering masts dwarfing the historic buildings lining a harbor?
The Kennebunkport Festival, which takes place during the first week in June, is a wine festival, a food festival and an art festival, all in the destination where you can sink your toes into the meaning of the term “summer vacation.”