Massachusetts, New England, is a state packed with cool cities, historic sites, sandy beaches, surrounding mountains and great art museums. It’s one of the most historically important locations for the history of the pilgrims and is home to the first pilgrim landing site, alongside tons of important sites to do with the history of the American Revolution. It’s a state that has everything, you won’t be disappointed.
Start your trip in Boston, one of the most buzzing cities in the US. When in Boston you can find everything from history to culture and entertainment. You can also explore the Freedom Trail, which is a walking route that will take you to some of the country’s most important sites from the American Revolution, including Bunker Hill, which commemorates the first major battle in 1775. Be sure to visit the African American Heritage Trail too, which looks at Boston’s 19th-century African American community.
Meanwhile, if fine art tickles your fancy, head to the Museum of Fine Arts or the Institute of Contemporary Art – both of which offer interesting exhibitions, sometimes politically provocative.
Time for some fresh sea air? Beach lovers can head to Cape Cod, and the nearby islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, where you’ll find miles of sandy beaches.
The best place to stay in Massachusetts is in Boston, where you can explore the area’s rich history. Boston is also a one to two hour drive to the beaches of Cape Cop, making it a great place to base yourself.
The best time to visit Massachusetts is in the fall, when you can see the incredible array of autumnal colors in the foliage. Spring and summer are also great times if you want to enjoy the beaches and the historic walking trails.