Sponsored by the MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Shop & Explore MetroWest is expected to attract residents and visitors alike to restaurants, shops, hotels, cultural venues and services today until March 9.
Visit www.metrowestvisitors.org/shop-explore to see each discount or special deal. Each listing includes the name, location, description, clickable web address of each vendors, as well as the specific discount each
vendor is offering during the 10-day period.
Shoppers may download unlimited savings passes from the website, which some vendors will require.
Other vendors require that customers simply ask for the Shop & Explore discount.
Discounts range from 20 percent off meals at restaurants including Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury to Skybokx 109 in Natick to Fish Restaurant in Marlborough to The Thai Place, Frescafe and Uno's in Framingham. There are more than a dozen dining deals across MetroWest.
Shoppers can find 20 percent off deals at boutiques like Wild Ruby Gallery in Framingham, Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts in Natick, Mango Tree Artisans in Sudbury and Full Circle Arts in Natick.
Participating cultural venues include Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham, and Hopkinton Center for the Arts, which is offering a 20 percent discount on summer programs to people who register during the Shop & Explore 10-day period.
A dozen participating businesses, including The Gap and Moosejaw, are located in the Natick Mall. Other businesses include:
- Dellaria Salon and Dellaria Salon and Spa, Natick Mall. Mention Shop & Explore when booking your appointment and receive 20% off a cut and blow dry, color service with select stylists, or any spa service over $50.
- Yankee Candle, Natick Mall. Mention Shop & Explore in order to receive 20% off entire purchase of $45 or more.
- Origins, Natick Mall. Mention Shop & Explore for two deluxe trial sizes and a free mini-facial.
- October Hill Road, Natick Mall. Mention Shop & Explore in order to receive 20% off any full priced merchandise (excludes Boston Strong merchandise).
The MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s Facebook page will hold daily
drawings for a gifts card to a MetroWest business. To be eligible for the drawing, an individual simply needs to post the name of the Shop & Explore vendor whom they patronized. A purchase is not necessary for eligibility.
“Many of us who make our residence in MetroWest already know it is a great place to live and work, yet not enough people know about the tremendous resources here” said MetroWest Visitors Bureau Executive Director Susan Nicholl. "We want to raise awareness of and share the great shopping and dining experiences available in our own backyard, as well as the cultural treasures that contribute to the high quality of life in our region.”
Major sponsors include the Natick Mall, Middlesex Savings Bank, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and Capital Group Properties. GateHouse Media is the media sponsor.