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Made in MetroWest

3 days/2 nights

DAY 1:

  • Start the day exploring the Natick Center Cultural District, home to more than 200 working artists. Stop by Five Crows and browse the unique offerings of over 120 New England artists, then visit Brandt Jewelers and peruse a stunning collection of beautiful jewelry, including their handcrafted selections. Pop into Helen’s Handbags, offering distinctive handbags and blankets. Browse the wares of local woman-owned brands at The Hive. While in the Cultural District, be sure to take a tour of all the public art, then watch artists work and shop their wares at Zero Empty Spaces at the Natick Mall.
  • Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to Lookout Farm to enjoy mouth watering BBQ and traditional American fare. The Taproom offers pints and tasting flights of their farm-crafted beer and hard cider flavors.
  • With spacious guest rooms and many onsite amenities, unwind and relax at TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Framingham, a gorgeous, newly renovated hotel.

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DAY 2:

  • Visit Boston Honey Company to watch them pour gorgeous beeswax candles, then step up to their honey bar to taste different varieties and browse their locally-made honey-based bath products, all in their lovely farm store.
  • Don’t miss Goodnow Farms Chocolates, the most decorated chocolate maker in North America, which you can buy at regional specialty shops (like Duck Soup or Mullahy’s) or if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, take a Thursday behind-the-scenes tour at their Sudbury facility.
  • Stop in to the charming Molly’s Apothecary, who produce their own stunningly beautiful (plus some quirky!) soaps, lotions, and more.
  • Finish off your day with some German-inspired brews and food at Jack’s Abby in Framingham.
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DAY 3:

  • Check out the work of amazing local artists at Franklin Art Association’s very first art gallery located within the Escape into Fiction bookstore in downtown Franklin, Massachusetts. Browse the beautiful foodstuffs and taste unusual oils at the Little Shop of Olive Oils. Then wander through the rest of the Franklin Cultural District, including following the Ladybug Trail to find all the ladybug public art statues and painted electrical boxes. Be sure to stop at the Franklin Sculpture Park before you leave town to see the wealth of art there too.
  • While on an art kick, head over to Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company’s Morton Street Gallery located in the back space of their taproom where they showcase the work of local artists, all while enjoying some of their delicious craft beer created with local ingredients.


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