Our most famous local attraction is Tanglewood, the outdoor summer home of the Boston Symphony – just 10 minutes’ from us. Their summer season usually mixes in local boys James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma, and other greats of American music.
There’s a world-class dance center at Jacob’s Pillow, less than half an hour away, the Berkshire Theater Festival is held at numerous venues within easy reach of here and the strong folk music heritage means that there are many local venues with live music.
Just under an hour away and close to each other are The Clark (impressionists) and MassMoca (modern and sculpture), both world-class attractions. More informally, there are many smaller galleries and theaters around here; Pittsfield is gaining a reputation for contemporary art, and if you're here at the beginning of the month you can join in the First Friday Artswalk.
The history of the early settlers can be explored at Hancock Shaker Village, just half an hour away and an amazing gathering of original buildings and art. (We can help you find other, lesser-known, Shaker museums nearby, ask us for details.)