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Northampton Travel Guide

Northampton, Massachusetts enjoys the nickname of Paradise City and has something to offer for everyone. Home to Smith College, the town has everything from an arts and academic scene to hiking and beautiful surroundings of the Pioneer Valley, visitors are in for a treat. When it comes to shopping, there are quirky shops, local art galleries, and high end boutiques for retail therapy. In particular, the Thornes Marketplace is a favorite shopping destination. In the summer, there are even Sidewalk Sales. Plus, the dining scene in Northampton is impressive, too. There is everything from hip cafés to fine dining experiences.

Things to Do in Northampton

Northampton is one of the few places to find real dinosaur footprints. Visitors can see the footprints near the Connecticut River. The 134 prints are millions of years old. For art enthusiasts, Northampton is home to the Smith College Museum of Art, which boasts 19th and 20th century paintings from Europe and North America, including works by Picasso and Degas. For a peaceful wander and relaxation, head to the Smith College Botanic Garden. This is a beautiful place to hang about and reconnect with nature. For hiking and biking, join the Norwottuck Rail Trail.

Best Time to Visit Northampton

The best time to visit Northampton is during the summer and fall months.

Price and Availability Index in Northampton

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Northampton is in September, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Northampton is in the high season in August. Northampton has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Northampton tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Monday. Vacation homes in Northampton tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Northampton

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Northampton. The hottest month in Northampton is August, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -12 ˚F. The wettest month in Northampton is October with 7.88 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.11 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Northampton

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Agoda, VRBO and more. We have 1436 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Northampton ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Northampton can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $26 per night. A typical accommodation in Northampton costs on average $141 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Northampton, then you can choose from over 382 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 88 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 12 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Northampton? Then choose one of the 366 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 24 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 56 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Northampton accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 6 providers, including 368 places to stay from Airbnb, 12 accommodations from Agoda and 10 places to stay from VRBO.

968 of our places to stay in Northampton have been rated by previous guests. They rated 85% as excellent or good. 304 accommodations allow instant booking.

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