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If you go: Somerville, Mass.

if you go

GETTING THERE

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.

877-627-9670

www.morrisonhousebnb.com

Updated historic 1870 home with five charming rooms, most with private baths. Rates from $75.

Bowers House Bed and Breakfast

9 Bowers Ave.

617-680-6928

www.bowershousebnb.com

Recently renovated B&B with two contemporary rooms from $130.

Holiday Inn

30 Washington St.

800-972-3381

www.holidayinn.com

Rooms from $110.

WHERE TO EAT

True Bistro

1153 Broadway

617-627-9000

www.truebistroboston.com

Vegan restaurant featuring inventive dishes using local, seasonal ingredients. Gluten-free and nut-free choices. Small plates from $7, large plates from $16.

Dosa Temple

447 Somerville Ave.

617-764-3152

www.dosatemple.com

Authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese fare. Dosas (try the masala) from $6.95, entrees from $7.95.

Amsterdam Falafelshop

248 Elm St.

617-764-3334

www.falafelshop.com

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

Artisan’s Asylum

10 Tyler St.

617-863-7634

artisansasylum.com

Workshops from $30. Open daily noon to 8 p.m.

Taza Chocolate

561 Windsor St.

617-284-2232

www.tazachocolate.com

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)

The Burren

247 Elm St., Davis Square

617-776-6896

www.burren.com/slam.html

Displays a spectrum of impressive locally crafted goods, including sculptures and wearable art.

INFORMATION

www.massvacation.com

R.S.

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