Many of The Berkshires’s most popular attractions can be found within easy reach of Pittsfield, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Arrowhead Museum and the iconic Hancock Shake Village. Also, well worth the effort are the Shakespeare and Company and the Prime Outlets Lee.
You’ll find some interesting cultural highlights in and around Pittsfield. There are plenty of excellent destinations where you can spend a morning such as Mass MoCA in North Adams and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. See established and up-and-coming artists live on stage at the Jacob's Pillow Dance in Lenox. There are a number of interesting art galleries to visit including the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
If you are into nature, go and check out the nearby green spaces. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. Grab your camera and enjoy the ecological parks for which this area is well known, like Mount Greylock in Adams.
Sports fans vacationing in Pittsfield should book tickets for nearby Joseph L Bruno Stadium, Albany to see the Tri-City ValleyCats taking on visiting rivals. On match days follow the river of red, grey and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans in the nearby pubs for a post-game drink.
When you’re ready to slow down after discovering the many charms of Pittsfield, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Vacation Village in the Berkshires, Hancock, the Pleasant Valley Motel West Stockbridge, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Berkshires Lenox.