Travelers exploring the Northeast corridor from New York to New England shouldn’t miss an off the beaten path halfway-point in central Massachusetts. Encompassing the towns of Southbridge and Sturbridge, this area is conveniently located at the intersection of highways I-90 and I-84, about an hour’s drive from airports in Boston and Providence. Perfect for multi-gen groups, the comfortable and reasonably-priced Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center is a great value and a great vantage point from which to explore authentic American history and enjoy surprisingly tasty local food and drink.
FOODIE FINDS I loved living local in the Southbridge area, chatting with quirky characters and discovering food and drink that exceeded expectations. Best coffee: Sturbridge Coffee Roasters Southbridge Coffee Roasters, where all the beans are freshly roasted. Proprietor Elvis Dyer explained that my super-delicious latte tasted so good because dark roast beans make a better cuppa than espresso beans, which can have a burnt taste.
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