Summer vacation may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to! Here are some of the best ways to keep the festivities going across New England this fall.
Outdoor treatment rooms at Chatham Bars Inn allow guests to melt into relaxation while enjoying fresh autumn air.
As if you needed another reason to visit Chatham Bars Inn, the luxury destination has amped up its Moroccanoil offerings. The spa now features a variety of exclusive treatments using the celeb-approved products. Whether you’re ready to splurge on the Ultimate Moroccanoil Hydration Ritual for a full-body experience in a cocoon wrap or just want to keep it simple with the Moroccanoil Sandal-Ready Pedi designed to pamper your vacation-weary feet, Chatham Bars Inn has a treatment for every type of spa guest. 297 Shore Road, Chatham, 508.945.6737, chathambarsinn.com
The Apple Toddy, available at Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton
Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton has officially reopened, welcoming hotel guests, residents and tourists once again. This regal restaurant blends the best of modern bistro style with American culinary traditions and is just steps away from the Boston Common. Executive chef Shane Cooprider is back in action with his modern American favorites, like the new 1885 Delmonico Frites, a 14-ounce pan-seared ribeye served with house truffle fries, and two fallworthy libations, the Artisan Apple Toddy and Cranberry Mule, at the Artisan Bistro bar. 10 Avery St., 617.574.7176, ritzcarlton.com
The lobby at The Beatrice sparkles with a crystal chandelier.
The Beatrice, located in downtown Providence, will open its doors on Sept. 1. This 47-room hotel set in the 1887 Exchange Building boasts luxurious rooms, the world-renowned restaurant Bellini and a trendy rooftop bar featuring meticulously crafted cocktails and vibrant views of the city. Each suite is filled with deluxe amenities, including Mascioni linens and towels crafted in Milan, Dyson hair dryers, organic BeeKind personal care amenities, heated towel racks, Nespresso coffee makers and more. 90 Westminster St., Providence, R.I., 401.443.2960, thebeatrice.com
A photo from the 15th anniversary of Party in the Park.
One of Boston’s most anticipated social events is back—the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s annual Party in the Park will occur again on Sept. 22. To date, the luncheon has generated more than $11.2 million, and all proceeds benefit the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, which sponsors improvement projects in the parks. Hundreds of advocates will gather to support the conservancy’s work in maintaining and restoring the park’s 1,100 acres of trees, woodlands, meadows and recreational areas. 1 Franklin Park Road, 617.522.2700, emeraldnecklace.org
Room 4, also known as the Tranquility Room, features calming neutral tones and a gas fireplace
Your ethereal escape awaits at the Inns of Aurora, a luxurious resort that is just a six-hour drive from Boston. Book Room 4, a guest favorite, for the ultimate weekend getaway: There’s a king-sized bed, gas fireplace and swinging bench with views of Cayuga Lake. A stay here also includes a variety of amenities, like stargazing equipment, stand-up paddleboards and tranquil treatments at the spa. 700 Sherwood Road, Aurora, N.Y., 315.364.8850, innsofaurora.com
The baked stuffed lobster from The Maine Catch
The newly opened Ogunquit restaurant The Maine Catch has created a casual fine-dining experience like no other. Within its two indoor levels and outdoor patio, this lively dinery serves a range of classic New England cuisine in a rustic yet modern ambiance. The fresh and locally inspired menu appeals to seafood lovers and beyond, with customizable Baked Stuffed Lobstahs, the Maine Catch Smashburger and Robert’s Lobster Cobb. 262 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine, 207.216.9887, themainecatchme.com
Boat Hull photographs by Michele Dragonetti at Focus Gallery
Focus Gallery has served the Chatham community with extraordinary fine art photographs since 2010, and this year is no exception. In its 11th season, the new Secret of the Whales exhibit dives into marine life with six limited-edition photographs from Brian Skerry’s new National Geographic book and four-part docu-series. Not to mention, the up-and-coming photographer Michele Dragonetti enhances this nautical wonderland with her colorful series, Boat Hulls. Both Skerry’s and Dragonetti’s photographs will be on sale at the gallery. 595 Main St., Chatham, 508.348.1493, thefocusgalleries.com
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS; COURTESY OF PARTY IN THE PARK;BY BRYAN PECK/COURTESY OF THE INNS OF AURORA; BY BRAYDEN RUDERT; BY MICHELE DRAGONETTI