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cheshire
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Travel advice

Hi,

we are planning a holiday to Massachusetts , flying from England to Boston . We have visited Boston before so our idea is to hire a car and visit Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and then on to The Berkshires, finishing up back at Boston.We plan on about 10 / 11 days in June, is this a good time ?

We have toured Vermont and New England previous years. Can you advise a good route to take and how long to stay in each location.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Travel advice

Yes, it is a very good time. Land in Boston then drive to CC, you don't say how many days you want to spend in each place but you could do a week on the Cape, with a day set aside for a trip to the Vineyard. Then head to the Berkshires for another 3 days before returning to Boston. Towns close to the Vineyard ferries include: Falmouth & Sandwich (Woods Hole ferry); Hyannis, Yarmouth, Dennnis (Hyannis ferry)

For the Berkshires: Lenox, Great Barrington & Stockbridge have lots of options for accommodations & restaurants and are in good locations for touring.

cheshire
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2. Re: Travel advice

Thank you for your quick and helpful advice it's what we have been looking for, would you stay at the same location for the entire stay on CC and if so where would be a nice base to stay ?

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3. Re: Travel advice

If you are going to stay for a week, the best idea may be to rent a self-catering cottage. Here is a very helpful website:

www.weneedavacation.com

If that doesn't appeal to you, there are lots of other options from high-end resorts to basic motels and everything in between.

I love the outer/ lower Cape, tho those towns are further from the ferry locations. Brewster is my favorite, Chatham, Eastham, Wellfleet & Harwich are also nice. Of the towns listed above as being closest to a ferry I would suggest Falmouth or Dennis.

Edited: 27 January 2013, 18:07
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4. Re: Travel advice

Considering your itinerary 3 days would be a good amount of time for the Berkshires. Of course a longer stay could be filled as well. Great time of year. A tie in with a Tanglewood concert would be excellent.

I sent you an overview of things to do in the Berkshires via message center.

Enjoy your visit.

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5. Re: Travel advice

One tip on lodging on Cape Cod in the summer - book your place ASAP!

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