If you go: Somerville, Mass.
if you go
US Airways and AirTran offer nonstop flights from Reagan National to Boston, with January fares currently starting at $98 round trip. Somerville is about 30 minutes from Logan airport on the T (fare $2.50).
WHERE TO STAY
Morrison House Bed and Breakfast
221 Morrison Ave.
Updated historic 1870 home with five charming rooms, most with private baths. Rates from $75.
Bowers House Bed and Breakfast
9 Bowers Ave.
Recently renovated B&B with two contemporary rooms from $130.
30 Washington St.
Rooms from $110.
WHERE TO EAT
Vegan restaurant featuring inventive dishes using local, seasonal ingredients. Gluten-free and nut-free choices. Small plates from $7, large plates from $16.
447 Somerville Ave.
Authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese fare. Dosas (try the masala) from $6.95, entrees from $7.95.
248 Elm St.
Create-your-own falafel shop featuring about 20 toppings, great pita, tasty fries and sauces, and make-your-own bowls. (Its sister shop is in Adams Morgan.) Lunch and dinner from $6.
WHAT TO DO
10 Tyler St.
Workshops from $30. Open daily noon to 8 p.m.
561 Windsor St.
Retail store/factory open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 factory tours several times daily; reserve online.
Winter Farmers Market
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave.
Fresh regional produce, wines, home-made foods and more. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13.
SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market)
247 Elm St., Davis Square
Displays a spectrum of impressive locally crafted goods, including sculptures and wearable art.
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