Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sailing, boutique shopping, and good restaurants

Marblehead: Mecca for sailing, boutique shopping, and good restaurants - Food & dining - The Boston Globe: Marblehead calls itself the Yachting Capital of the World, which sounds impossibly over the top, until you realize how seriously they take sailing here. . . .  This postcard-perfect seaport, just 25 miles north of Boston, offers landlubber pleasures, including boutique shopping, good restaurants, and pretty seaside strolls. And dress is preppy-casual. . . An oceanfront bed-and-breakfast is the way to go here, and there are several good options. The Harborside House, in Old Town (23 Gregory St., 781-631-1032, www.harborsidehouse.com, rooms $90-$125) is a charming 1850s home, with two guest rooms. The Harbor Room has an ocean view but twin beds; the Garden Room has a full-size bed and a minimum of froufrou. It’s a short walk to the harbor and shopping. Guests rave about host Susan Livingston and her homemade baked goods. Marblehead Neck is home to some pricey real estate — and a lovely (and pet-friendly) B&B, the Seagull Inn (106 Harbor Ave., 781-631-1893, www.seagullinn.com, from $140-$250 per night). Located steps from Castle Rock, the inn offers three guest suites, including one with its own kitchen.. . . "


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