If your New England road trip takes you along the coastline south of Boston, the places to visit are practically endless. That’s why we asked New England travel experts for great places to eat, explore, and tour while driving down the coast, so you can whittle down the choices before you gas up. Here are six local experts’ picks for great places to check out along the South Shore of Massachusetts, along with Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Massachusetts “Our area is so eclectic and there’s just so much we offer,” said Ashley Wojtunik, tourism and marketing coordinator for the Southeastern Massachusetts Visitors Bureau. “We have so much history and so much art and culture.” Wojtunik and Paula Fisher, director of marketing and group services for the Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said these spots along the Massachusetts coast are well worth a stop. You can hike the trails and feed the animals at this free park, which … [Read more...] about 55 things to see and do while driving down the New England coast
Productive things to do during holidays
Grapevine Craft Brewery will host an Ugly Holiday Sweater Paw-ty! from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The festivities include seasonal brews, a holiday-themed acoustic set by Jimmy Lombardo and prizes for the worst human and dog sweaters. Register for the contest by 4; they will announce winners at 5. Part of all taproom sales will benefit Epic Animal Rescue, which will be doing adoptions. 906 Jean St. facebook.com/epicanimalrescue. Or maybe you still need to visit Santa. Four-leggers can find him at:Hurst Recreation Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Kids can send their Christmas letters in Santa's onsite mailbox, and there will be warm beverages and snacks. 700 Mary Drive. Free, with donations collected for the city's animal shelter. You must provide your own camera for photos. facebook.com/hurstparksandrecreation.Half Price Books' flagship store from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Continues weekends through Dec. 23. And the League of Animal Protectors are wrapping … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Stepping out in holiday sweaters and more things to do
Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
By Michelle Mills | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: November 28, 2018 at 1:04 pm | UPDATED: November 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm Looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holidays? Do you need an activity for the kids when they’re out of school? Are you entertaining out-of-town guests? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, we can help. We have collected dozens of holiday activities happening throughout Southern California, from festive boat parades to Santa’s Village. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in 2018 25 ho ho holiday concerts coming to Southern California These 12 holiday light shows put on dazzling displays across Southern California The list below is organized by county and the chronologically by event date, with ongoing events listed first. Los Angeles County | Orange County | Riverside … [Read more...] about 70+ fun Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Southern California
THURSDAYFunny fellow Michael Jr. brings his More Than Funny Tour to Springs First Church, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 7 p.m. Challenge him to a basketball game of Horse at 4:15 p.m. ($125), enjoy a VIP pre-show Q&A at 6 p.m. ($75), general admission seating at 6:15 p.m. is $35, and at 6:30 p.m., it's $20. tinyurl.com/ya7z9x4bFRIDAYGrand opening and free skating at Skate in the Park in Acacia Park, 5-10 p.m. The skating fun, with lots of special holiday activities, runs through Jan. 21. downtowncs.com/event/skate-in-the-parkFRIDAY-SATURDAYVisit holiday homes in Denver's historic Belcaro and Bonnie Brae neighborhoods during the 42nd year of L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Home Tour to benefit the Central City Opera, which has longtime ties to the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and $28-$50 tickets are available online. lesprithometour.comFRIDAY-SUNDAYOpening weekend for Denver Christkindl Market downtown at 1515 Arapahoe St. on the 16th Street Mall. A … [Read more...] about 13 things to do this weekend around Colorado Springs: Seven Falls lights, track wildlife, Christkindl, alpacas