Spring is well underway, and while we love spending time in the city as the weather warms up, we don’t blame you for wanting a nearby escape. In fact, there’s no better time to experience everything New England has to offer.

So what are the best places to go for a weekend escape? Here’s our list.

First, the Berkshires are perhaps one of Massachusetts’ most highly revered destinations, the rural region in the mountains of western Massachusetts has all the villages, hiking trails and farm-to-table restaurants you could want. The list of things to do is long — the Berkshires has something for every type of traveler — but we’d recommend shopping in Lenox, known for its charming downtown with eclectic boutiques, and a hike up Mount Greylock. For the best food in the area, check out Great Barrington, where tasty meals are endless.

Imagine a weekend with zero traffic. Well, next up is another classic: Nantucket is the 50-square-mile speck off Massachusetts’ coast, known for historic lighthouses, grand homes and clambakes galore. And while it’s made its name as the ideal summer location, summer also means big crowds and high prices — so why not go in spring?

Finally, a spot more off the beaten track. Camden, Maine is slightly farther afield, but you’ll be rewarded with a picture-perfect New England town. In fact, it’s so beautiful that it’s been used as a set for an HBO series and Hollywood films alike. Treat yourself to a weekend in this idyllic location — and lots of bowls of haddock chowder.

No matter where you choose to spend your weekend, GO Boston is here to get you there. Contact us now so we can help you organize your relaxing weekend away.