We are a couple who like to walk in green areas/cute shops/villages/galleries etc, visiting MA and CT Apr 30 -May 13. We have to end our trip in Boston and would like to minimize the use of a rental car. We are Californians, so don't need to play near beaches. Quaint New England-y towns would be particularly nice, especially those with lush greens/parks with flowers & shady trees, and/or lakes. We're considering visiting Salem, Marblehead, Stockbridge, Pocasset, Rockport, selected Cape Cod area, selected Berkshire Hills, Nantucket area. Any specific recommendations on which areas of Cape Cod or Berkshires to visit or stay at? Although lodgings around $200/night are ok, we prefer to have some cheaper ones. We prefer non-chain hotels, but occasional chain hotels are ok. Quiet locations, soft beds, near good restaurants, not far from "attractions" (interesting/scenic towns) would be great. We are not alcohol drinkers. We can walk 12-15 miles a day.
We are also trying to plan a car route that make sense and finalize our list of towns/cities.
A few seafood restaurant recommendations will be greatly appreciated as well.
Many thanks in advance!!!Edited: 27 March 2013, 11:59