Massachusetts

Massachusetts Travel Guide

Whether you’re seeking the bustle of historic Boston, trendy Martha’s Vineyard or the pastoral tranquility of the Berkshires, Massachusetts travel offers something for everyone. Though small in size, Massachusetts is big on diversity, and travelers delight in a multifaceted vacation experience. Travel to Massachusetts where history buffs can relive events like The Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, or The Salem Witch Trials. Beach lovers will revel in the sands of Cape Cod and the islands of the Eastern Coastline and Nantucket. Antique lovers can happily hunt for treasures in both rural and urban antique shops. For the history buff, a trip to Boston is like traveling back in time. For the bird-watcher, the Berkshires are the ultimate spot to dust off the binoculars. And for the person just hoping to relax, Nantucket offers a refuge unlike any other. Consult this Massachusetts travel guide for more must see spots.

Things Not to Miss in Massachusetts

• Plymouth, Massachusetts is a haven for history buffs. Known as “America’s Hometown,” this city is where the first colonists arrived on the Mayflower.
 • Travel to Massachusetts Bay. Boston Harbor was the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party. With numerous lighthouses and other coastal sites, the harbor is worth the trip.
 • Boston’s Colonial Freedom Trail includes 16 historical American sites. Explore Boston Common, the Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere house and plenty more.
 • The Berkshires is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse at the lovely fall foliage. Bird watchers flock to the region where warblers, woodpeckers and yellowlegs are prevalent.

When to Go to Massachusetts

Summer is a wonderful time to explore Massachusetts’s coastal regions and islands because the water is the perfect temperature for a dip. Many argue that autumn is the best season to visit, and multitudes of self-proclaimed “leaf peepers” flock to the Berkshires to take in the sight of the stunning red, yellow, and orange foliage. Winter sports enthusiasts will be happy to find consistent snow coverage in the mountains during the colder months.

Articles about Massachusetts

If you’re still perfecting your summer vacation playlist or mulling over your reading list, just relax: President Obama’s got you covered. While in the middle of a two-week family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama took some time this week to pr...
If you find yoursef in Boston, you're not going to want to miss Janet Echelman's addition to the cityscape—just make sure to look up so you catch it. The artist teamed up with design firm Arup to create a hanging scuplture 365 feet above the city....
As a child, chef Daniel Eddy (formerly of Spring, the lauded Parisian restaurant, and now at the French-inspired Rebelle in New York City) spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. "It provided me with such an incredible array of experiences, from ...
As a child, chef Daniel Eddy (formerly of Spring, the lauded Parisian restaurant, and now at the French-inspired Rebelle in New York City) spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. "It provided me with such an incredible array of experiences, from ...
As a child, chef Daniel Eddy (formerly of Spring, the lauded Parisian restaurant, and now at the French-inspired Rebelle in New York City) spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. "It provided me with such an incredible array of experiences, from ...
Stephen Coe takes the saying “the world is your oyster” somewhat literally. The executive chef at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills, located in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, is determined to personally introduce guests to the slippery and...
Barbara Lynch’s Menton is one of Boston’s best restaurants—and as the city’s only AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star and Relais & Châteaux restaurant, it’s also not an everyday affair. But the opening of its interior Gold Bar gives guests a chance...
Barbara Lynch’s Menton is one of Boston’s best restaurants—and as the city’s only AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star and Relais & Châteaux restaurant, it’s also not an everyday affair. But the opening of its interior Gold Bar gives guests a chance...
Divided into six towns over the span of a hundred square miles, Martha’s Vineyard has a restaurant scene more accurately described as charming than bustling. Of course there’s an assortment of high-end eateries to choose from. But the Vineyard doe...
Divided into six towns over the span of a hundred square miles, Martha’s Vineyard has a restaurant scene more accurately described as charming than bustling. Of course there’s an assortment of high-end eateries to choose from. But the Vineyard doe...