When you think of Massachusetts you probably picture historic Colonial sites, sandy beaches and the sprawling capital city of Boston. However, the Bay State is also known for its charming small towns and beautiful weekend getaways. Home to Harvard University and Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts is the foundation of U.S. history with modern luxuries mixed in. A trip to Massachusetts isn’t complete without a drive down Cape Cod and a swim in the crisp Atlantic Ocean. Book your trip today and experience all that Massachusetts has to offer!
Visiting Lexington and Concord, where the Revolutionary War started, is a must for any history-junkies’ trip to Massachusetts. However, the city of Boston is a goldmine for historic attractions including The Paul Revere House and the Bunker Hill Monument. Take a unique tour of “Bean Town” on the famous Boston Duck Tours. These large vehicles go on land and sea and give a great overview of the city’s history. Other popular activities in Boston include watching the MLB Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park or cheering on the NFL New England Patriots.
Boston ranks the highest on the best cities to visit in Massachusetts, however, there are many other cities that deserve a visit. Although it’s only a quarter the population of Boston, Worcester has plenty of beauty and attractions to hold its own. Check out the Green Hill Park and the Bancroft Tower, Massachusetts’ own miniature castle. You should also take a visit to New Bedford, Massachusetts, which is known for its whaling history and quaint wineries. No matter what city you visit in Massachusetts you will be welcoming with history, culture and fun times!
If you’re looking for some R&R, Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod is the perfect getaway. A popular vacation destination for the Kennedys, Martha’s Vineyard Is a picturesque island south of Cape Cod. On the tip of Cape Cod’s hook sits the eccentric town of Provincetown. Walk along Commercial Street to see the shop and local artists. Perhaps less charming, and a bit more wicked, the small town of Salem ranks for one of Massachusetts’ best small towns to visit. Known for the Salem witch trials, this town has several museums and a massive Halloween celebration. Stay a day or a week in any of these small towns with vacation rentals from Tripping!
Make your lake vacation dream a reality at some of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts is actually a lake most popular for being the subject of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” Read your favorite book by this breathtaking lake or go fishing for rainbow trout. Although there is no camping at the state reservation, there are lodges and vacation rentals nearby. Cape Cod has dozens of lakes to explore including Wequaquet Lake in Barnstable. Activities here include kayaking and fishing with camping spots nearby!
Many of the 16 National Parks in Massachusetts are historical. Take a visit to the Bunker Hill Monument or the Charlestown Navy Yard at the Boston National Historical Park. Then, explore historic sites from the American Revolution at the Minute Man National Historic Park. Many of these sites offer tours and even reenactments of the time period. Finish off your tour of National Parks on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, which are also protected and is considered a national seashore with six beaches and beautiful views included.
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