You can see, hear, feel, and sometimes even smell, the history throughout Massachusetts. From Plymouth Rock, site of the Pilgrims’ landing, to the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, and Lexington Green, where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired, Massachusetts tells the story of the nation’s origins.
As the state’s preeminent city, Boston, site of America’s most famous tea party, is also home to a wide variety of fun. Whether taking a tour of Beantown by duck boat or trolley, whale-watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, or traversing Boston Harbor by cruise ship or speedboat, there is always plenty to see and do. From historic sites like the Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution, to an endless array of shopping, food, and sports venues, Boston remains one of the country’s great destinations.
Culturally thriving, the state of Massachusetts is also home to a number of important art institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which features one of the world’s most impressive collections of fine art; Mass MoCA and its collection of large-scale new art; and the “small but big” Worcester Art and Fitchburg Art Museums. The state is also the site of the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival and home to the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, beaches across Massachusetts are famous for their summertime fun. Coast Guard Beach in Eastham is consistently ranked the top family beach in America. Visitors can also take a ferry from Cape Cod to beautiful Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. For children, Massachusetts has six zoos and three aquariums, along with a pirate museum, a witch museum, and an Animagic museum.
With a plethora of history, almost 1,500 miles of coastline, and virtually every amenity imaginable, Massachusetts has a perfect spot for everyone.