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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Works by internationally known artists found in a beautiful spot within a charming town. Perfect for a visit at any time, though families particularly love "First Sundays Free: Hands-On."”
  • 93 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“On a hot summer day, a drive up to the summit of Mt. Greylock can be a nice way to cool down. The views from the top are spectacular and Bascom Lodge at the top is nice lunch stop.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Williamstown Theatre Festival is the winner of a 2002 Tony Award. This is a resident summer theatre located at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Plays such as "The Elephant Man," performed by Bradley Cooper has been performed there. Classic plays such as "Ghosts," by Henrik Ibsen, will be performed this year by the actress Uma Thurman. This theatre is a 45-minute drive from Whistler's Inn. We recommend this theatre for its world-class performances.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“A gem of a college art museum, with collections ranging from medieval to contemporary art and from across the globe. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Ski slopes for all levels of ability, beginners to experts. They have a young skier class on Saturdays as well. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Resort
“Located in the heart of the Massachesetts ski country. Just 15.8 miles away. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fine dining & excellent tapas. Be forewarned, however, that the Mezze and the 1896 house lie in one of Williamstown's notorious cell phone dead spots.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Williamstown is one of the few towns left on the planet that does not have a Starbucks. Tunnel City is our proxy, but it is in many respects better. I will leave it to the coffee folks to rate the beans, but the pies and pastries are wonderful and it is an excellent atmosphere to socialize or to hang out and use their wi-fi.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“More than just a winter destination, Jiminy Peak has activities around the calendar. We love how they find different ways to use the mountain throughout the year, like mountain biking in the summer and spooky chair lift rides at Halloween.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“First-run movies, indies, and special showings in a small, independent theater.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Aerial adventure park with something for everyone (ages 7 and up), including different courses for different levels of interest and ability.”
  • 17 locals recommend
University
“Consistently ranked as the best liberal arts school in the nation. Rich with tradition and gorgeous campus.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Our region is hilly for biking, but this trail about 30 mins away is flat, paved and hugs the stream and the lakeside for 11 miles and back. You can rent bikes nearby at Berkshire Outfitters in Adams, MA.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Solid margaritas (including some delicious fruity options) & Mexican comfort food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Campground
“Highest peak in Ma. Strenuous, Moderate or Easy hikes, Visitor's Center, fantastic views, Appalachian Trail, observation tower, thick woodlands, Bascom Lodge, food. 30 minute drive”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“College pub. Food is okay. Ambiance is similar to Yard House. A good place to watch a game or to gather for drinks. Often a bit crowded.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Fine dining & excellent tapas. Be forewarned, however, that the Mezze and the 1896 house lie in one of Williamstown's notorious cell phone dead spots.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Solid margaritas (including some delicious fruity options) & Mexican comfort food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“College pub. Food is okay. Ambiance is similar to Yard House. A good place to watch a game or to gather for drinks. Often a bit crowded.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Diner
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Mezze Bistro & Bar - Quaint eatery, great drinks and American fare. Coyote Flaco - Awesome Mexican food with a large variety of Margharita's. Hot Tomatoes Pizza - Best pizza! Blue Mango - Spectacular Thai cuisine. Purple Pub - Great burgers/salads and drinks. Great atmosphere. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the only Indian restaurant in Williamstown. It is a little pricey, but not outrageous. Food is good.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beers and wines, and a pricey yet tasty menu. Service is kind of slow -- don't go if you're in a hurry! You can choose from more formal dining area, more casual pub area, or tables outside in the beautiful garden.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Neapolitan-style pizza with lovely outdoor seating area by the river. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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