SOURCE: MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau

MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

"Shop & Explore MetroWest" Offers Great Discounts and Promotions From Diverse Attractions and Retailers

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - One hundred retailers, restaurants, cultural institutions, and services in nineteen communities throughout the MetroWest region of Massachusetts are offering special discounts and promotions May 26-June 3 during "Shop & Explore MetroWest," a new program launched by the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

Among the businesses offering special discounts are Dream Dinners in Milford, historic Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, the Vin Bin in Marlborough, and the MetroWest YMCA Framingham, which is offering a free, one-week membership. Also offering special promotions are a host of restaurants, the Natick Mall and Solomon Pond Mall, craft shops, services ranging from dentists to hair salons to car repair, and cultural groups, including Garden in the Woods Center for the Arts in Natick, Danforth Museum, and Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

To make these special promotions even easier to find, the Visitors Bureau has developed a free mobile app loaded with content about each participating business. Users of this free app can search by category, such as Dining or Arts & Culture, or use the map feature to find promotions offered by participating businesses near the user's location. Download the app onto any mobile device, website, or tablet at

For a complete list of discounts and promotions, also visit

"By giving visibility to area businesses -- including nonprofits -- and providing incentives for shoppers to utilize those businesses, we're generating economic activity as well as pride in our region and what it offers," said Susan Nicholl, the Visitors Bureau's executive director. "Shop & Explore MetroWest is an opportunity to highlight great shopping and cultural experiences in MetroWest and to support our many businesses."

"Here's a chance to experience an extraordinary place located only half an hour from Logan International Airport and downtown Boston -- to stay with us, shop, dine and enjoy the out-of-doors," said Nicholl, whose state-chartered organization is leading an initiative to open the MetroWest region to more visitors. "You can shop, play and stay in MetroWest at bargain rates, learn about our amazing history, enjoy a concert, bike, hike and much more."

Shop & Explore MetroWest is developed in collaboration with Leadership MetroWest. Major sponsorships have been provided by Middlesex Savings Bank, Gatehouse Media, Bose Corporation, BJ's Wholesale Club, Brendon Properties, and Herb Connolly Auto Group.

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    Susan Nicholl