Here are a dozen exceptionally charming towns and small cities in Massachusetts that are each within a three-hour drive of downtown Boston.
Several are within a similar timeframe by train or bus, too.
These 12 are not only beautiful to look at and perfect to enjoy in warmer weather arrives; they also include some hidden cultural and gastronomic gems.
A brief sampling: The world's largest collection of Norman Rockwell art; a repository of more than one million volumes of Yiddish film and literature; the Western Hemisphere's only Trappist brewery; and a museum dedicated to Emily Dickinson.
One final note: As you'll see, we didn't include towns on Martha's Vineyard or Cape Cod. Everyone goes there and there's already plenty of info available.Read More