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And the Best Place to Staycation Is ...

Our Best of Patch Readers' Choice winner.

If you’re looking to “get away” but don’t feel like going very far, the is a great “destination,” according to our readers.

The home where Louisa May Alcott famously penned “Little Women” in 1868 topped with a whopping 51 votes to win our most recent Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest, for best place to staycation in or around Concord.

Our readers showed their appreciation for local history, voting for , and Minute Man National Historical Park as well. They also recommended the for a more relaxing “get-away.”

Be sure to review the staycation spots yourself on our Patch Places page.

We're doing a poll on the Best Grocery/Convenience Stores in and around Concord next week. Want to nominate a place that should be included in our poll? Send your nomination to John Waller at john.waller@patch.com. This will allow us to be sure we don't leave anyone out.

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House May 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
What a terrific honor for us in this, our Centennial year! Thanks to the Concord.Patch and to all those who voted for us! Please be sure to visit Orchard House over the Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) when we pull out all the stops for our Centennial Celebration, and also consider being at Symphony Hall on the evening of May 26 when Keith Lockhart & The Boston Pops celebrate our Centennial with a once-in-a-century concert featuring Maureen McGovern, Mary Richardson, and John Matteson.
Katy G. May 14, 2012 at 07:16 PM
My Mother's Day treat for my Mom was to take myself, my daughter, my Mom and my sister-in-law to see the Concord Players performance of Little Women. It was so well done by a fantastic cast. The lead does a beautiful job as Jo March. Her acting skills are top notch, and her performance was truly moving. We went to the Saturday 2 pm show. They have showings Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. The show is appropriate for all ages and an excellent example of strength and virtue is women who really do have to rise to daunting challenges that our generation has never had to encounter. As for the Orchard House, we make it a yearly visiting ground at Christmas time when the weekend tours are filled with real old Concord Christmas spirit, as well as Dickensian ghosts. Thanks for the great recommendation.

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