If your idea of summer in the city refers more to planning ways to best get out of the city, the Bedford Village Inn, in Bedford, New Hampshire is the perfect road trip destination. Throughout the summer and fall the Bedford Village Inn welcomes a dozen exceptional chefs from up and down the east coast to their Celebrity Chef Series. Recently, chefs like Oleana’s Ana Sortun, Lydia Shire and Jasper White have made the jaunt to NH (an hour or so outside Boston, a mere 55 miles) to present their own signature menus, unique ingredients and styles. Mark your calendars for Sandrine’s chef Raymond Ost‘s appearance on August 7th. The dinners are held in the aptly named Overlook Room, which has two decks overlooking the gardens. For pricing information, directions and reservations call 1.800.852.1166.