This summer I spent two unbelievable months in The Berkshires at the Williamstown Theatre Festival! I am so happy to be back in my beautiful New York City, but I do miss all of the extraordinary people I met! Two months of clean air and big open skies did wonders for me, so if you’re ever passing through town (only 3-ish hours away from NYC), here are some of the highlights of cute little Williamstown, Massachusetts!
I’ve said it already, but I’ll say it again… FRESH AIR is something that I am not used to after 4 years in New York City, so I found so much joy in just walking outside and strolling through town.
There are some awesome museums around town: The Clark Art Institute, WCMA, and one day I took my lunch break at MASS MoCA and wandered around the exhibits! I totally didn’t plan on camouflaging with the art pieces, but I was 100% okay with it.
The Williams College Campus is full of ivy-covered brick buildings, which are always so beautiful!
Where To Stay
If you happen to be in town for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the closest accomodations would be The Williams Inn (not super budget friendly but super nice) and The Northside Motel (definitely more budget friendly and is quaint with the bare basics).
Hot Tomatoes bakes fresh brick oven pizza, and they have benches out back by the stream! Two of my favorite things: Nature & Cheesy Carbs.
Spring Street Market & Cafe makes deliciously fresh breakfast and lunch sandwiches, but they’re baked goods are the clear winners in my book! Gluten free brownies and lumpy chocolate chip cookies, yes please!
There’s no Starbucks here in Williamstown (LOL WUUUUUT #sobasic), so Tunnel City Coffee is the place to go! I love sitting by their big garage door windows with my book and cold brew. The perfect way to start my days!
Hops and Vines boasts delicious $5 margaritas and a classy spread of entrees, but real talk.. their $6 side of bacon bit mac and cheese was to DIE FOR and there was so much of it! Hops and Vines actually took over a restaurant called The Log that offers a more casual menu, but still deliciously crafted.
And if you’re ever in town, you absolutely MUST swing by Lickity Split, where they make fresh homemade ice cream daily with a variety of yummy flavors to choose from. Cash only!
Pappa Charlie’s Deli is famous for their hand crafted sandwiches named after celebrities! Whenever a famous person has strolled through town and ate a sandwich there, they then put that order up on their menu board and name it after the famous person who ate it!
I was essentially at “theatre camp for adults” all summer long and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The late nights and stressful moments paled in comparison to the joy and laughter, the amazing theatre and artists, the dance parties until 4am, and countless other magical moments that made this summer what it was. Thank you to everyone who made my first WTF summer a great one. And to the Apprentice Company: Thank you for welcoming me into your little family. You all are amazing, and I miss you tons. Your (extremely) hard work and energy were truly incredible things to witness, you are absolute rockstars. Sending you all of my love.
Check out our end of summer Lip Dub!