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Best things to do in Great Barrington

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
“This is a local farm to table restaurant. For foodies: Michael Pollan did an NPR broadcast extolling the food in this restaurant. Meet & support the local farmers eating here and their crops of heirloom vegetables, and grass fed animals.”
59local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“Next to the Big Y shopping center this has gourmet items fresh fish and grass fed local meats as well as a cheese counter, bakery & prepared foods to take out if you don’t feel like cooking. Great Croissants!”
62local recommendations
Point of Interest
“The place our kids learned to ski. Great ski school, great people. Beautiful skiing and views. Great hot chocolate and French fries!!! And tubing as well – Friday night tubing is really fun. 9 miles”
47local recommendations
Performing Arts Venue
“Great selection of performances year round. From dance to theater to Opera from the Met in HD. ”
34local recommendations
Pizza Place
“For wood-fired pies with sourdough crust and gourmet toppings, as well as large salads and a lively atmosphere, check out Baba Louie's. This is a local favorite, so there may be a wait at peak times.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Cooperative grocery store. A bit more expensive, but has organic produce and good deals on bulk foods.”
39local recommendations
Movie Theatre
“4-screen movie house featuring independent films & first-run Hollywood hits, plus community events.”
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“Bizen has the largest menu of Japanese food I’ve ever seen. Enjoy this delicious treat!”
34local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Monument Mountain is one of our favorite places to hike. One has to climb a few outcroppings to get to the top, but it an easy climb which takes about 40 minutes to get to the top which overlooks all of the Berkshires. This mountain is approximately a 20-minute drive from Whistler's Inn.”
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“Great bar, consistent performance on menu and ideal location in Great Barrington, Allium delivers the goods when you find yourself downtown.”
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“A nice coffee shop in which to hang out and have a snack. They also have music some evenings.”
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Natural Feature
“How fun to go out for a 10am-2pm ski adventure. Take advantage of the summer special to purchase season ski passes. Great restaurants in Great Barrington should you choose to go later and have dinner afterwards in town. ”
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“The menu is a bit upscale and a little pricey, but the food is always so good. I would not recommend bringing kids. A reservation in the summer is usually a good idea.”
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“If you love croissants, you must stop by here early morning and grab a fresh one before they sell out- If you have a sweet tooth, you must try an almond butter croissant. (They also have spinach, cinnamon, chocolate & plain)”
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“Great beer on tap, plus free food at happy hour Friday afternoons. Has a nice outdoor patio, too”
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“Some of the best authentic Mexican food in the Berkshires, along with strong cocktails.”
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