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Making a fall weekend getaway

Looking for something to do in the upcoming weekends that are closer to home than, say, Europe?

Oct. 22-24

Harvest on the Harbor

Portland, Maine
www.harvestontheharbor.com


This epic foodie event in beautiful Portland starts today and ends on Saturday celebrates Maine’s talented chefs and well-known restaurants while promoting food and drink from local farmers, fishermen, food artisans and wine and beer makers.

Oct. 29-31

Pumpkin pickin’

The Inn at Pocono Manor

Pocono Manor, Pa.
www.poconomanor.com


Take your kids to The historic Inn at Pocono Manor -- the longest continuously operating resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America (it opened in 1902). This weekend is the last weekend to go on a hay wagon ride (pulled by actual horses!) that ends up at the inn's pumpkin patch (Saturday and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.). If you like your hay-rides a bit more spooky, there will be a haunted edition from 7 to 10 p.m. www.poconomanor.com

Nov. 5-7

Kids stay for free

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, N.Y.
www.mohonk.com


Children ages 12 and under can stay a free night when sharing a room with two paying adults (Rate start at 570 per night) at the beautiful Victorian Mohonk Mountain House. Take the kids on over 85 miles of trails or experience horseback and carriage rides.

Foxwoods Food & Wine festival

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Mashantucket, CT
www.foxwoodsfoodandwine.com


This three-day festival features nationally acclaimed chefs, such as Tom Colicchio, David Burke, as well as some of Foxwood’s well-known kitchen personalities. There are a number of events — from the Signature Grand Tasting where people can taste food from chefs from all over New England, celebrity chef events and many other foodie-centric events.

Nov. 12 -14

New England Cheese Weekend with Allison Hooper

Ocean House

Watch Hill, R.I.
www.oceanhouseri.com


Cheesemaker Allison Hooper hosts a weekend filled with cheese related, culinary activities, including cheese making and a four-course dinner inspired by cheese at Ocean House, the iconic New England seaside resort which was recently reopened in June after a whopping 140 million refurbishment. For a two night's stay and participation in all activities, call 401-584-7000.

Nov. 19-21

Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia
www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com


If you’re in the city for brotherly love this exciting weekend (there is also an 8K run and a half marathon as well), rest up at the Hotel Palomar, Philadelphia’s first LEED certified hotel. In honor of the recent distinction, they’re offering a “We Got Gold” package which offers a reusable shopping and a special “green” eggs and ham breakfast for two, made with local, organic ingredients in their restaurant and other tempting packages. Rates start at $229 for a deluxe room.

Nov. 26 - 28

Happy Holidays – A Magical Celebration Revue Show

The Tropicana

Atlantic City, N.J.
www.tropicana.net
After you’re done stuffing yourself with turkey, get into the Christmas holiday cheer at this annual Atlantic City event that features four singers and 17 dancers performing all of the classic holiday hits. Tickets start at $25. Guests from out of town might want to check out the Tropicana’s Holiday Package, available through Dec. 16, which gets you a room for $82 per person and two tickets to the revue as well as a late check-out.

November in Mass.

Experience an evening of Shaker-inspired hospitality in the 1830 Brick Dwelling during the Shaker Suppers at Hancock SHaker Village in Western Mass. Before dinner, interpreters in period attire present an introduction to Shaker life on a guided tour of the Village's collection of Shaker furniture and artifacts, then dinner is served by candlelight in the Believers’ Dining through Nov. 27th.
1843 West Housatonic St.

Pittsfield, Mass.
www.hancockshakervillage.org




Foliage Midweek Offering

Mayflower Inn and Spa

Washington, Conn.
www.mayflowerinn.com


The leaves look that much brighter when you’re basking in them from the lap of luxury. The legendary luxury Mayflower Inn boasts a brand new spa and pool facility in addition to their sumptuously designed rooms and top-tier restaurant. The Inn is offering a discounted package for mid-week visitors, now through December 30th, which includes a 60 minute Mayflower massage and a full country breakfast. Metro/HP

The Girlfriend Getaway

Rock Hall

Colebrook, Conn.
www.19rockhallroad.com


In addition to their fall foliage package, this historic bed and breakfast (built in 1912) is offering the ultimate R&R weekend for you and your favorite girls. The package for four includes six hours of limo service, signature massages and dinner at one of the cozy local restaurants —if you even want to leave the sprawling property once you’ve seen the gorgeous period-inspired rooms.

 
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