Who needs to venture far afield when so much awaits so close to home? There's a can't-miss Providence watering hole favored by the filmmaking Farrelly brothers, an always-booked Vermont resort that just happens to have openings this year, a Berkshire bike ride so scenic you forget it's exercise, and the very best beach on Martha's Vineyard (shhh — don't tell anybody). Get ready to make your summer grand.
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