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Things to do in Amherst, Massachusetts

Main Street of old Downtown Amherst speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Amherst the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Amherst offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown Amherst has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Amherst brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Downtown Amherst has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Why do you love downtown?

Tracy Hart
Just purchased a home nearby and am looking forward to shopping in the area

Gen McClelland
going for my 1st visit in beginning of August

Kara Braud
Beautiful place!

Jerretta O'Haver
Heading Downtown in August 2017 !

Tammy Benson
Shopping eating and site seing

Restaurants in Amherst, Massachusetts


Andiamo

485 West St
Downtown Amherst



Amherst Restaurant Group

30 Boltwood Walk
Downtown Amherst



Amherst Restaurant Enterprises

1 Pray St
Downtown Amherst




Downtown Amherst Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Amherst can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Not all online booking systems are fully integrated with hotel reservations systems so there is a chance that smaller hotels are hand entering your stay from a fax machine which leaves room for errors. Book directly with hotel to avoid any problems and ask for a price match if you find a better price online.

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Most hotel offer a complimentary breakfast bar or even a full cafe meal with your choice of a full menu. Keep in mind that some offer nothing at all so it is a good idea to pack a few packets of instant oatmeal for a quick and easy meal before you head out for the day.



UNIVERSITY LODGE
345 NORTH PLEASANT STREET