In a year of landmark 50th-anniversary celebrations — from Stonewall to Woodstock and more — the Red Lion Inn commemorates its purchase, rehabilitation, and reopening as a historic hotel by Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick in 1969. Through June 23, the Stockbridge hotel is hosting a series of celebrations and special events for guests and the community including a gala anniversary dinner (May 29); and pop-up front porch drinks, walking tours, collection tours, and more. Located in the heart of the culturally-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the hotel is offering a 50th-anniversary package, “Fitz’s Nifty Fifty,” that includes a $50 food and beverage credit and bottle of Red Lion Inn wine on the best available rate. Available for stays through June 27, based on availability. 413-298-5545, www.redlioninn.com/news/50th-anniversary-celebration.



While you’re in the Berkshires, you can also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Norman Rockwell Museum, one of the leading centers for illustration art in the nation. This summer, the museum debuts three unique exhibits that explore Rockwell’s art, life, and legacy, and the year 1969: “Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated” (illuminates how Rockwell and other illustrators portrayed the final year of a tumultuous decade); “Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses” (a behind-the-scenes look at the autobiographical elements in Rockwell’s work); and “Inspired: Norman Rockwell and Erik Erikson” (exploring Rockwell’s creative and inspiring relationship with the developmental psychoanalyst). In addition, a special installation including photographs, digital media, and artifacts will evoke Stockbridge’s Old Corner House, where the Museum was first established. June 8 through Oct. 27. Admission $20; seniors $18; military veterans $17; students $10; free for children 18 and under. 413-298-4100, www.nrm.org


Food tours and experiences based on cheese, wine, chocolate, oysters, and other tasty temptations are the norm these days. For something new on the culinary scene, check out the trio of gastronomic offerings by Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar in New Brunswick. In one, hosted by Canada’s “King of Caviar,” Cornel Ceapa, and his wife, Dorina, guest options include the Sturgeon & Caviar Academy, a two-plus hour multicourse tasting and education opportunity; offered year-round ($74). A second option, the Sturgeon & Caviar Safari, is a six-hour guided commercial and scientific fishing trip as well as a farm tour and educational tasting; July only ($370). Finally, the Sturgeon & Caviar Extravaganza is a two-day experience of sturgeon harvesting and research, facilities tour, river boat tour, bonfire, and sturgeon barbecue and multicourse tasting and education; July only ($743). Rates based on two or four minimum group sizes. 506-642-1816, www.acadian-sturgeon.com/en



Iconic Wilshire Boulevard in the downtown core of Santa Monica is debuting a stylish lifestyle hotel. Officially opening on June 17, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel fuses a circa-1928, Spanish Colonial Revival building with sleek new construction, creating a new luxury hotel with 271 guest rooms and suites. The property features three restaurants and bars; fitness center with yoga terrace; rooftop pool and deck with panoramic ocean and city views; and the Surya Spa — from celebrated Ayurvedic guru Martha Soffer — offering individually curated programs with therapeutic massage, steam and oil treatments, cooking, yoga, and meditation. To take advantage of its Grand Opening Offer, book before May 31 to receive 25 percent off the best available rate and a $50 breakfast credit for two. Rates from $450. 833-277-0737



Tired of the same-old solid-color luggage choices? ROAM invites customers to design their own personalized suitcases and carry-ons — with endless color combinations — on its easy-to-use website. Customizable features include outer shell colors, wheel caps, stitching, zipper and zipper pulls, binding, carry-handle, monogram patch, and telescoping handle rods. The made-to-order cases, with lightweight polycarbonate shells, are shipped to customers as quickly as next business day from the California workshop. (Ground shipping and returns are always free.) Available in four sizes: traditional carry-on, wide-body carry-on, medium check-in, and large check-in. From $450. Use code BostonGlobe50 at checkout for $50 discount. 866-370-1436, roamluggage.com


On upcoming travel adventures, stay hydrated in an eco-friendly and stylish way with Estiva, the new portable hydration drinkware by HYDY. A member of 1% for the Planet, HYDY provides a non-plastic, environmentally sustainable way to hydrate. As an alternative to sugary juice or sports drinks, each 20-ounce bottle has a center strain filter that can be used to create your own naturally flavored, fruit-infused water and iced tea. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to take on the go. Available in a variety of colors. $25. www.myhydy.com

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