DUBLIN, NH – The May/June edition of Yankee Magazine’s Special Travel Guide, on newsstands April 29, has named local establishments in Massachusetts as “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winners for 2014. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. This special issue also names 20 top events in Massachusetts, and a total of 120 events across New England. For 38 years, Yankee’s Travel Guide has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference. Yankee’s May/June issue also guides readers on summertime journeys with maritime-themed articles about our region’s seafaring history from Mystic to Maine, the lure of lobster shacks, and more.
“Reading our annual special Travel Guide section, ‘Best of New England,’ is as close to sitting down with Yankee’s editors and getting us to spill our favorite places as one can get,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “New England is where we live, and we all have our own personal ‘best’ places. We’re joined by our Massachusetts state experts (David Lyons and Patricia Harris) and Boston experts (Amy Traverso and Kara Baskin) whose sole task is to surprise us: to tell us about restaurants and attractions and local secrets that will make this issue one to keep on hand whenever you set off to explore New England. Whether your journeys take you inland or to the sea, we hope these pages come along. As always, let us know what you find.”
This year’s Travel Guide features more than 300 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections. The following “Editors’ Choice” establishments from western Massachusetts include:
- High Horse Brewing—Best Hamburger, Amherst
- Deerfield Inn—Best 19th-Century Inn, Deerfield
- Allium Restaurant & Bar—Best Seasonal Cooking, Great Barrington
- Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort—Best Mountain Coaster, Hancock
- Gateways Inn—Best Mansion, Lenox
- Haven Café & Bakery—Best Berkshires Breakfast, Lenox
- Hejaime’s Wine Cellars—Best Picnic Food, Lenox
- Shakespeare & Company—Best Theatre, Lenox
- Mt. Washington State Forests—Best Waterfall, Mt. Washington
- Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art —Best Contemporary Art Museum, North Adams
- Bistro Les Gras—Best French Bistro, Northampton
- Hotel Northampton—Best College-Town Hotel, Northampton
- Hungry Ghost Bread—Best Pizza, Northampton
- Iron Horse Music Hall—Best Music Club, Northampton
- Norman Rockwell Museum—Best Illustration, Stockbridge
- Nejaime’s Wine Cellars—Best Picnic Food, Stockbridge
- Guest House at Field Farm—Best Retro Lodging, Williamstown
- Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute—Best Small-Town Art Museum, Williamstown
- Williams College Museum of Art—Best College Museum, Williamstown
For a complete list of winners in Massachusetts click here.
About: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With an average circulation of 330,000 and a total audience of 1.9 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and McLean Communications. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.com/press.