Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a small town with a big appetite!

There is nothing like spending your vacation in a small town where you can relax, visit its sights, and eat your heart out! Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is a town where you can enjoy all those.

A small own that exudes a vibrant and lively atmosphere, Great Barrington is located in in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It has more than 10,000 inhabitants and covers a total area of 45.8 square miles. Called “Little Soho” by the locals, the town is brimming with antique shops, artsy boutiques, and more than 60 restaurants and cafes where you can eat your heart out. The town is 108 miles from New York City and Jersey City, 118 miles from Boston, and 180 miles from Philadelphia, making it ideal for a quick getaway. In 2012, the town was ranked by the Smithsonian Magazine as the #1 in its list of "The 20 Best Small Towns in America", and Conde Nast named it as “One of the Best Food Cities in America”.

Its numerous attraction include the Monument Mountain where you can enjoy hiking and trekking, Ski Butternut where you can have fun skiing and snowboarding, Asia Barong which features Asian art, furniture, knickknacks, and sculptures, The Guthrie Center & Foundation where special events are regularly held, and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center which hosts opera and musical performances. Great Barrington is home to more than 60 restaurants  and cafes where a foodie can savor all kinds of dishes! For the sweet tooth, you must have some doughnuts at the Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe; for pizza lovers, Gypsy Joynt and the Baba Louie's are the place to go; meat lovers will enjoy the Meat Market; and for those who are yearning for comfort food, check out Barrington Brewery & Restaurant, Naji's, Cafe Adam Restaurant, and Prairie Whale.

Great Barrington is a small town packed with a power punch. Consult your travel agent for more details, and be on your way to satisfying your food cravings!

By Sunshine Silva on 10/15/2015 in Great Barrington

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