Here's our Parent's Guide to Amherst!
Local News & Information
Town of Amherst - Our town's website.
The Amherst Bulletin - Our local newspaper.
ACTV - Our local community television station.
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce - Our local chamber, they have a great calendar for local events.
Around Town - The Town of Amherst provides free wifi in some of the downtown.
Amherst Coffee - European Chic, fine wines, pay wifi
Rao's Cafe - 19 Kellogg Street, student hang out, free wifi
Bart's Cafe - 103 North Pleasant St. - great ice cream, free wifi
The Black Sheep - 79 Main Street - awesome sandwiches, free wifi
Amherst Coffee - Jazz on Thursday Evenings, Americana Sunday Brunch
The Black Sheep - Jazz on Fridays, Bluegrass on Thursdays, Swing Sunday Brunch
Amherst Brewing Co - Jazz on Mondays at this local brewery
McMurphy's - Acoustic Party on Thursday at this student dive
Lord Jefferey Inn - Very nice, historic hotel right on the Amherst Common.
Emily's B&B - Nice private rooms right in town.
Amherst Vacation Rentals - Search for houses to rent during your stay in Amherst.
Amherst Cinema - Our local gem of a movie theater. Mostly repertory films. Be sure to check out Tabella and Amherst Coffee next door.
Cinemark Theater - The local cineplex at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley (5 minutes away). All the first run flicks (meh!)
Pratt Museum of Natural History - Wonderful renovated museum at Amherst College.
Mead Art Museum - Another Amherst College gem.
Hampshire Art Gallery
Eric Carle Museum - An awesome museum at Hampshire College.
National Yiddish Book Center - Great events at the YBC.
The Emily Dickinson Museum - Emily Dickinson's home with great tours.
University Gallery of UMass - Our local University's great gallery.
Tubing down the Deerfield River - A great time, just be sure to time your visit when the water is released from the dam upstream!
Norwottuck Bike Path - our awesome 12 mile rail trail.
Ice Skating at The Mullins Center - UMass has public skating!
Amherst Farmer's Market - May through November on The Common
Amherst Peace Vigil - Every Sunday on The Common at Noon
Amherst Plant Sale - Every May on The Common
Trash to Treasures - Great used furniture sale on The Common every Sept. Fundraiser for Amherst Survival Center.
Taste of Amherst - Every June, wonderful foodie& music fair on The Common
4th of July - Parade in town, Fair and fireworks by UMass Stadium
WinterFest - In January at the Golf Course
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