Top 5 Places to Visit in Massachusetts
1. Boston – Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA and you can expect it to be loaded with history and culture. The city that was founded in 1630 is a place where you can experience a bunch of things that are not available in many places in the world, including visiting the world’s most famous tea “party”, relive the Boston’s participation in the American Revolution by walking the Freedom Trail, and much more. However, the capital city of the state of Massachusetts is offering not only history and you experience its other perks and charms by visiting the Boston Pops Orchestra, Paul Revere’s house, Fenway Park.
2. Cape Cod – Cape Cod is the infamous peninsula located on the easternmost tip of the state of Massachusetts and one of the most popular getaways in the area. Cape Cod is mostly visited in the summertime because of the great weather, many opportunities for outdoor activities, and the breath-taking ocean scenery around. The relaxed and extra laidback unique atmosphere of the place is thanks to the lighthouses, cranberry bogs, swimming beaches, the beautiful walking and biking trails nearby and dotting the Cape Cod National Seashore. One of the most popular places for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday is the resort town of Provincetown that is the site of the first landing of the Pilgrims.
3. Plymouth – A visit to Plymouth is like a journey back in time to 1620. To be more exact, the Plymouth Plantation is a living history museum of the American history and shows the everyday life of the Pilgrims back at the beginning of the 17th century. If you are into American history you will particularly enjoy a visit to the replica of the original Mayflower ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World. The Plymouth Rock or the place where the Pilgrims supposedly first stepped ashore is yet another historical attraction in the area.
4. Salem – Are you afraid of ghosts and goblins? If your answer is no, then you will be happy and intrigued to visit the city of Salem during Halloween. Salem is most popular as the home of the infamous witchcraft trials in the days of the Puritan rule and most of the visitors and locals are convinced that haunted happenings take place all around the city. You can visit the special museum of Salem that is dedicated to witchcraft and witches or the historical house that was the setting for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables. In case you decide to visit in September you will have the chance to enjoy the Oysterfest.
5. Martha’s Vineyard – Martha’s Vineyard is the largest island in New England and a popular summer destination for the wealthy ones. Numerous celebrities have their own homes here and there is no wonder why since Martha’s Vineyard offers a unique beauty and laidback atmosphere. The island is also the setting of the first Jaws movie. It is located just 7 miles off Cape Cod and it is accessible by boat or air. The panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the cliffs, the many opportunities for swimming and surfing, and the several notable lighthouses including at Edgartown are just a few of the things you can enjoy when on Martha’s Vineyard.