Cohasset is a charming town on the South Shore of Massachusetts.  Though you may never have heard of it, you may well have seen it before - Cohasset's quaint town green has served at the qunitessential New England scene for many a hollywood film, including The Witches of Eastwick and Houseguest.  What makes it so pretty?  Well kept colonial houses, a village green accented by a duck pond and the beautiful FIrst Parish Meeting House with its white clock tower.

Just beyond the green is Cohasset Village - a quaint two block commercial center.  Though Cohasset is a small town, there are some wonderful places here - including French Memories bakery, Bia Bistro and the Red Lion Inn.  For casual dining, the Strawberry Parfait offers yummy ice cream, burgers and other fare.  It's an old fashioned place where you order at the window, then sit at picnic tables outside.  It's not well pubilicized, but there's a bowling alley at the community center in Cohasset Village.

Though you might not know if from the village, Cohasset is a seaside town.  Drive along Atlantic Avenue and Jerusalem Road for views of the ocean and the beautiful houses that line it.  Most beaches in Cohasset are private, but Sandy Beach (so named since most beaches here are rocky) is public.  You will need to be accompanied by a resident or walk in from parking on a side street (no parking for non-residents).  You can eat outdoors along Cohasset Harbor at Atlantica or it's more casual sister restaurant the Salt House.  The Coahsset Harbor Resort, the only other hotel in town is also (not surprisingly) on the harbor.

In summertime, Cohasset hosts the South Shore Music Circus, with a variety of moderately famous singers and comedians cycling through.

When visiting Cohasset, it's worth venturing to nearby Hingham which is slightly larger and offers a number of cute shops and restaurants - it's home of the original Talbots.  Also worth a trip, especially if you have kids, is Nantasket Beach.  It no longer has Paragon Park (and old amusement park repalced by condos), but the vintage carousel and arcades remain.