slides: 100 Summer Bests in Central Massachusetts
Monday, July 15, 2013
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5 Best Biking Trails
One of the best ways to get out and see the local summer scenery is on two wheels. We've rounded up a set of great routes for riders of every level. So get out there and pedal, Central Mass.
Photo: The trails of the Blackstone Valley are some of the best in the region for cyclists.
10 Best Summer Cocktails
Nothing goes better with a setting sun in Central Mass. than an icy cocktail. GoLocal asked its favorite mixologists to share their favorite summer cocktails and their recipes.
Photo: Dark and Stormies, just right for a hot summer night.
5 Best Outdoor Bars
Don't want to mix your own cocktails? Take advantage of these great bars with a real outdoor style. They're perfect places to hang out all summer long, and you may find yourself here as late as Halloween.
Photo: The cool scene at Ceres, at the Beechwood Hotel.
10 Best Ways To Cool Down
The mercury's climbing, and it's never been a better time to take GoLocalWorcester's advice on the best ways to stay cool right here in Central Mass. Beat the heat creatively and for not much money.
Photo: Waterparks bring out the kid in all of us, and Central Mass. has some great ones.
8 Best Summer Music Fests
Live music is a great part of any summer night, and you won't want to miss the music festivals that grace Central Mass. this summer. Check our listing for the best for July and August, and pack your picnics now.
Photo: Consider an expedition to the Lowell Folk Festival this year for some of the country's top acts.
A true summer classic in neighboring Rhode Island is Newport Polo--the proud sponsor of GoLocalWorcester Summer 2013.
20 Best Bucket List Items
Want to get out and explore? Whether it's off to a kayaking spot, down to a Rhode Island clamshack, or checking out an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater, this is your must-do summer bucket list. How many have you checked off?
Photo: Kayaking is a great way to explore the blueways of Central Mass as well as more farflung shores.
12 Best Summer Day Trips
One of the beauties of summer is just picking up and heading out for a mini-getaway. Whether it's in to Boston for a dose of urban fun, or out to Six Flags for some high-velocity thrills, we've got the best dozen summer day trips. Don't tell your boss we told you.
Photo: It never gets old--enjoy the thrills at Six Flags.
5 Best Walks
Whether you're an avid hiker or a contented saunterer, there's a perfect summer walk for you and your family. GoLocalWorcester hand-picked the 5 best in the region for your exploration. Don't miss our list.
Photo: Get away from it all, on foot, on this trail at Royalston Falls, right here in Central Mass.
20 Best Summer Reads
With Worcester striving to be The City That Reads, and with summer being the perfect time to escape under a shady tree (or into an air-conditioned coffee house) with a book, GoLocal asked books contributor Robin Kall Homonoff to name the 20 best books for summer reading.
What's in your beachbag?
10 Best Sunset Spots
Nothing ends a summer day quite like a glorious sunset. And Central Massaschusetts gets its share of them. We've found the 10 best spots for catching nature in all her glory.
Photo: Enjoy the splendor a Central Massachusetts sunset.
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