Beaches and summer getaways go almost hand-in-hand. Get out and soak up some sun with our recommendations for best beaches near Portsmouth, NH!
We've put together a list of things to do with kids in Falmouth to make sure you're able to make the most out of your next family getaway to Cape Cod!
Need a rainy day activity on historic Broadway Street? We've got you covered! We recommend these great boutiques when shopping in Saratoga Springs.
With water views, sweeping sandy beaches, and marshes, you'll enjoy the scenery of the North Shore on these nature walks in Newburyport.
Next time you're on a lark to our boutique Mendocino hotel, the Inns of the Blue Door Group, make sure to stop into the Mendocino Farmers' Market.
With seven rivers within ten miles of Stowe, there's ample opportunity to go fly and spin fishing and we've got some tips to make the most of fishing in Stowe.
Summertime means baseball and any lover of the sport will find a Cape Cod Baseball League game to be one of the summer's highlights on Cape Cod.
When you're visiting the Grey Lady this summer, grab a beach towel from the front desks of one of our Nantucket boutique hotels and check out the best Nantucket beaches.
Our newly remodeled Saratoga Springs boutique hotel The Downtowner is a great place from which to explore the history of Saratoga Springs.
Even if you're bummed to have lost out on a beach day, there are still plenty of things to do on a rainy day in Oak Bluffs.
Looking for a day trip? With a variety of things to do in Lincolnville, Whitehall serves as the perfect home base to come back to after a day exploring.
We think the best way to explore in a new destination is by taking a two-wheeled tour. Our partnership with Solé Bicycles allows you to do just that!
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.
Enjoy a trip to one of these museums on Cape Cod to spend an afternoon learning about the Cape's history and culture, from JFK to the Pilgrims landing.
Head to one of these Portsmouth bookstores during your next trip to grab that perfect book for cozying up in bed after a day spent exploring!
Enjoy a night out in Kennebunk complete with dinner, drinks and a game of bowling at Garden Street Bowl -- Kennebunk's newest bowling alley!
From a calm vinyasa flow to a beachside bootcamp, check out these yoga and fitness classes in Mendocino during your next visit.
When you're on a lark to the Cape, finding the best Provincetown beaches will no doubt be high on your to-do list and we've got some great suggestions.
Cape Cod has some of New England's richest maritime history and a trip to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum will give you a glimpse into the past.
Any fan of design or woodwork should visit these locations to appreciate the history of Mendocino redwoods and fine furniture.
Spend an afternoon shopping in Provincetown checking out the myriad of shops on Commercial Street and grab something special to take home.
Not an ideal beach day? Take a stroll through some of our favorite Falmouth museums to learn about Cape Cod's nautical history.
Enjoy one of these nature walks near Falmouth and spend a day taking in the natural beauty of Cape Cod from its dunes to wetlands and more.
Take a trip back in time and learn about the island's history with a tour of one of our favorite Martha's Vineyard museums in Edgartown!
When you're on a lark to Kennebunkport, check out these two local arms for some seasonal decorations, a new houseplant, and some Insta-worthy farm scenes.
Next time you're on a Lark on Cape Cod, visit these three Cape Cod lighthouses to learn about the maritime history of the Cape.
Winter in New England, albeit long, can be a lovely time of year and we've got a list of winter activities in Salem to ensure that you have a great visit!
With winter just around the corner in New England, we're getting ready by making a list of our favorite winter activities in Portsmouth!
Enjoy some retail therapy with some shopping in Newburyport during your next visit! We recommend these three boutiques, each with a unique yet New England vibe.
With plenty of holiday events in Salem during December, our great city boasts the same festive spirit and New England charm from Halloween to New Years!
Make a new tradition this year with a quiet retreat on the coast, and check off your gift list with some local holiday shopping in Mendocino.
We love to go on a lark and explore the Cape and we've got some great recommendations for things to do on Cape Cod during your next visit!
Portland has a variety of yoga studios that offer different styles of classes so that you can enjoy a relaxing flow during your trip to Maine.
For those times when you just can't leave the pup at home, check out these recommendations for dog-friendly activities in Newburyport.
It's not a vacation to the Vineyard without some shopping in Edgartown and we've got a few favorite places for you to check out.
With our list of dog-friendly activities in Oak Bluffs and our accommodating dog-friendly suite, there's no need to leave your four-legged friend at home!
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!
If you're looking for things to do on Chappaquiddick for your next visit, we've compiled a list of some great tips and recommendations!
After Labor Day, the crowds clear out but we think that's part of the reason why fall on Nantucket is one of the best times to visit.
From mid-September to late October fall foliage in Stowe hits its peak. We've got some great tips for how to make the most of your Vermont trip this fall!
Once you've gotten the dog bed moved into your room at Field Guide, hit the town with this list of dog-friendly activities in Stowe for a great weekend!
Fall is our favorite time of year and we've put together insider's guide to visiting Salem in October so that you can enjoy your visit to the fullest!
Take some time to visit the lighthouses near Portland, Maine and come see why Maine is known for its beautiful and rugged coastline.
Whether you're heading to downtown attractions or out on a long and scenic ride, with our boutique hotel as your home base, biking in Portland is made easy!
If you're looking to reset and relax during your time in Newport, we suggest taking a yoga class. Check out of favorite studios in downtown Newport!
See why Nantucket lighthouses represent the island's history and beauty by visiting one of our three favorites during your next stay!
Fans of gardens will love the colorful hydrangeas, cascading roses, and white picket fences that are commonplace in the many gardens of Martha's Vineyard.
Check in at the front desk for your beach parking pass, beach towels, and chairs, then head out enjoy some of the best beaches in Kennebunkport.
If you're looking for that special vacation memento or the perfect gift, head downtown where you can spend an afternoon browsing our favorite shops in Portland.
Biking in Salem is one of the best ways to explore the city and we've made a list of stops that'll help make the most of your bike tour.
Take a peek into history! History buffs or fans of architecture and gardens will love these three historic house tours in Salem.
Mendocino beaches are each unique in their attractions, from sea glass collecting to soft sand so pack up your beach towels and chairs and hit up the beach!
If you want to look like a regular on ACK, you'll want to capture some of that preppy vibe during your stay. Check out these shops to find some great pieces to add to your wardrobe.
Find your next summer read at one of these great bookstores and then sit back, relax and lose yourself in the novel.
Whether you're a true yogi or you're new to finding your flow, check out these Portsmouth yoga studios for an hour of zen.
Newport has always had a love affair with spirits. A Newport rum distillery, Thomas Tew Rums, produces small batch rum, perfect for crafting cocktails.
The Broadway District, a short walk from either of our Newport boutique hotels, is a neighborhood full of restaurants, bars, and shops, and has a funkier, locals-only vibe.
If you're driving to our hotel in Mendocino, take the scenic route through the redwoods and vineyards of Sonoma County and check out these things to do in Healdsburg.
From local produce to locally made goods, there are plenty of options for a memento for your trip to the Vineyard at the Martha's Vineyard Farmers' Markets.
The many lighthouses of Martha's Vineyard's coast protected sailors for years, and today, their stately presence on the island's shores gives visitors a glimpse into island life of yesteryear.
When you're looking to get your toes in the sand and get those iconic beach waves, head to one of our favorite beaches in Edgartown. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Portland's prime location on the ocean overlooking the islands of Casco Bay means there are several great options for Portland sailing charters.
Our managers give their tips on everything from where to get the best cup of joe or afternoon lunch, to what to do on a rainy day.
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.
This summer, get a different view of the city during your visit to Seacoast New Hampshire with a sailing charter in Portsmouth.
No matter the season, the fun never stops in Stowe. Whether it's skiing or swimming, there's plenty of things to do with kids in Stowe.
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.
Mendocino is perfectly positioned between redwood forests and the ocean, creating beautiful vistas. And with 17 state parks, it's a prime for exploring.
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.
Maine has a strong tradition of makers and craftsmen, and Camden's boutiques are a great place to find a Maine-made souvenir or gift.
Cape Porpoise, a charming village about three miles from downtown KPT. Once you're there, check out a few of our favorite spots for maximum relaxation.
A day on Martha’s Vineyard is a day well spent no matter what you do! While our boutique hotels provides ample ways to get in some serious rest and relaxation, we’re happy to share some of our favorite things to do on Martha’s Vineyard to make the trip even more memorable.
Gilded's managers share their thoughts on how to get the most out of your stay in Newport.
Our managers share their thoughts on hotel stays made all the more memorable by lots of snow and no electricity. There's some mischief to be made in a snowstorm!
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 its scenic brick sidewalks and historic buildings, there are plenty of independently-owned Portsmouth shops to peruse for a Seacoast souvenir.
In search of a little retail therapy on your lark to Mendocino? We've got local shopping recommendations.
There's plenty of winter birding to be done during your next stay at Blue - Inn on the Beach, so be sure to pack your binoculars.
Winter is a beautiful time to visit Kennebunkport, as the towns's coastal location tempers the state's famously harsh winter weather.
The holidays are a perfect time to visit the Mendocino coast—the crowds are gone and the weather is still mild compared to most other areas of the country.
With its historic homes, cobblestone streets, and December snowfall, Salem is a great place to enjoy the holidays.
The holiday season is the perfect time for a festive getaway. Transformed into winter wonderlands, there's a lot to celebrate in various Lark locales. Book your stay today - rooms are going fast!
As the weather turns chilly in Maine and we stash away our bathing suits and towels for another year (sob), it's time to embrace outdoor activities that celebrate winter.
Whale watching from a boat — from Portsmouth, NH to Mendocino, CA — is a transformative experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.
Before heading back to Whitehall from your Belfast day trip, you'll want to make time for a few more memorable stops in this quaint harbor town.
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a trip to Maine, and one of the best ways to get out and enjoy the glorious weather is to take a day trip out to the Casco Bay Islands.
Calling all history buffs! Between the historic shipbuilding and fishing industries, there's plenty to take in if you know where to look.
Sitting high on the headlands, the coastal town of Mendocino sports some unusual landmarks that may have visitors scratching their heads over their original purpose.
Only a 30-minute drive from Whitehall, Belfast easily rivals Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, or Portland in its beauty.
Portsmouth's Strawberry Banke, an outdoor history museum of 42 historic buildings on 12 acres of land, represents four centuries of American life.
Readers rejoice! We're thrilled to partner with Scribd, a digital library and e-book service, to offer our guests 7 days of free access to 1 million+ titles.
Lark is partnering with Beachmate, a new beach tote and toy system, at 76 Main, Summercamp, and Blue this summer.
Plum Island is a place to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Soak in the serenity with a few of our top Plum picks
The coast of Maine is best known for its lobsters and scenic beauty. What better way to enjoy both than on a statuesque windjammer?
Nestled into Portsmouth’s historic Custom House and Post Office you will find Book & Bar, a welcome oasis of both knowledge and sustenance. Loosely translated, this means that it’s a bookshop that sells food, coffee, and booze.
Kennebunkport is a destination for all seasons, but the locals know that spring is the unsung hero with a charm all its own. Here are some of our top picks for the “tweener” season.
From deep tissue massages to seaweed wraps, the seacoast spa scene has you covered.
Did you know that the seacoast region is home to a number of quaint spots just a stone's throw from our hotel? Check out our top 3 must-do day trips.
The winding drive north to Mendocino practically begs for detours. Explore some of the off-beat attractions with a true NorCal vibe, like the Solar Living Center.
What's better than ice skating on an outdoor seasonal rink on a beautiful New England winter day? Nothing!
Sharpen those skates! It's time to take a twirl around the festive rink at the Newport Skating Center. Stunning waterfront views and free skating on Monday and Wednesday evenings through February.
Like many New England destinations, Newport has its own unique traditions when it comes to celebrating the holiday season.
Calling all leaf peepers! Rhode Island might be small, but the leaves and scenic vistas are plentiful.
While the area offers plenty of opportunities for adrenaline junkies, Mendocino also has a quieter side that's best explored at a slower speed.
One of the best parts about opening a new boutique hotel is getting to know the diverse collection of neighboring businesses.
Whether you need to burn off your summer indulgences or simply fully relax, The Attwater has got you covered.
Captain Fairfield Inn guests come from all over the globe, so it surprised resident managers Jed and Alana to encounter guests who live very close to our Kennebunkport boutique inn.
Fall is the perfect time for a slow, meandering drive -- whether it is to peep at the leaves, or simply enjoy the golden Autumn light over the ocean.
We're in for a phenomenal stretch of summer weather here in Southern Maine. Time to hit the beach!
If there’s one item that’s high on the list of things people hope to do with their limited leisure time, it’s catch up on their reading.
It’s September, and Newport’s a completely different kind of beach town.