My boyfriend and I are planning a summer road trip. We're coming from NYC, where we living in Brooklyn, and hope to end up in Portland, Maine.
His folks have a timeshare in the Berkshires the week we are travelling, so we are planning to stop over there for a day or two (we've been there twice before and love Mass MOCA and one of our favorite restaurants EVER, Nudel, as well as Tanglewood and...well, we love the area!).
Our interests are architecture, food (not volume, but rather really good regional specialties, inovative recipes, farmers' markets, etc.) maybe some beach(! I am the one excited about that!) hiking (glorified walking - not packs!) festivals, concerts, a combo of cheap motels and a few romantic and nice bed and breakfasts/inns.
We're from NYC, so we are going to eliminate anything between NYC and the Berkshires to do on other trips, as well as Cape Cod. Boston can be missed as well. We're looking for cool offbeat experiences, great restaurants and a few nice places to stay.
Any advice? Right now the plan is to drive up to the Berkshires from NYC, then to Portland. Maybe we'll go up to Acadia, but that's not a fixed idea.