One of the many benefits of choosing Southgate at Shrewsbury as your retirement living home is all of the local attractions just a few miles or even walking distance away. Centrally located between Worcester, Boston and Providence, Southgate is near some of the greatest sights Massachusetts has to offer. These attractions are accessible to seniors and will allow you to explore local history, art, and culture close to your new home.
Attractions That Both Residents and Visitors Can Enjoy!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum holds plenty of beautiful, timeless artifacts, history, and paintings all in one stunning gallery.
Located in Boston, this museum has something for everyone, and allows new artists to present their work and highlights different exhibitions depending on the season. Beginning this October, three new exhibitions opened up to the public; Metal of Honor: Gold from Simone Martini to Contemporary Art (running through January 16), Titus Kaphar: The Jerome Project (through January 16), and Stacy Lynn Waddell: Home House (through February 7).
In addition to the gallery, the Gardner Museum also features a stunning indoor courtyard garden that makes you feel as if you’ve been transported through time to another place entirely.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is open to the public everyday except Tuesday, with $20 tickets for adults and $18 for seniors. Members of the ISGM can visit the museum anytime during business hours for free.
For more information, visit: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/
Broken Creek Vineyard
Lovers of fine wine and outdoor dining will love the hometown feel of Broken Creek Vineyard in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Family-owned and open to the public, Broken Creek Vineyard allows guests to host events, meet up with friends, and taste affordable homemade wines. The venue is open on Saturdays from noon to 6pm and Sundays from noon to 5pm, the perfect afternoon getaway on a fall weekend.
The vineyard closes for the season on December 4th, so visit while the weather is crisp and the leaves are still falling. For more information on Broken Creek Vineyard, visit: http://www.brokencreekvineyard.com/
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill is located in Boylston, Massachusetts and just eight miles north of Worcester. The outdoor landscape allows tourists to explore and embrace the beautiful gardens, trails, and exhibitions.
The New England Garden offers plenty of activities for people of all ages to participate in, with the fall and winter months being no exception. Visitors can learn about plants and flowers, do yoga and tai chi in the garden, and participate in holiday crafts. As the temperatures begin to drop, many of the plants are moved to the Orangerie, where visitors can sit and read, relax, and admire the beautiful plants around them.
Starting in November, tickets will go on sale for Botanic Gardens’ Night Lights 2022, a holiday themed experience that everyone can enjoy. The immersive experience includes food, drinks, photo opportunities, and lots of beautiful lights.
To learn more about the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, visit: https://nebg.org/
The Natick Collection
If you’re looking to get some holiday shopping done early, the Natick Collection mall in Natick is the perfect place for you.
Not only is Natick a lively shopping center with over 200 stores, but they also have events happening weekly that make it the attraction to visit, especially this time of year. Shopping is family-friendly and even offers curbside pickup for orders placed ahead of time online.
Now through the end of the year, the Natick Collection has an event called, “A Little Piece of Paradise” available in The Vibe. The spa-like setup will allow you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of shoppers around you and relax with coffee or tea and friends in comfortable seating and calm surroundings.
Next door to the Natick Collection is yet another shopping destination in Shopper’s World, with even more shops to choose from.
For more information about The Natick Collection, visit: https://www.natickmall.com/en.html
The dropping temperatures can make it difficult to get out and explore, but there are plenty of enticing attractions in the Shrewsbury and surrounding areas that are even harder to pass up. Here at Southgate, we encourage our residents to explore the beauty that Massachusetts has to offer.