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Your Trip to Massachusetts
Massachusetts attracts thousands of visitors every year, which makes sense because of the captivating cities, relaxing beaches, and all-around heavenly scenery. If you’ve never been to the East Coast, it can be a great starting point to get to know the northeast. Even if you’re a native to the state or a state nearby, Massachusetts has endless opportunities to explore. Commonly known as the Bay State, it’s also regarded as a state rich with history about how the United States became a country. Buy a bus ticket today to start your trip.
History of the State
Many people are familiar with the iconic pilgrimage that the first settlers took when coming to the states. Massachusetts is one of the first colonies and has a rich history for everyone to enjoy. There are endless sights, many focusing on the Revolutionary War and how the United States became a country. Basically, it’s impossible not to get swept up in history.
For specific options, check out The Zion Union Heritage Museum near Hyannis, which offers African American history and artifacts. The Aptucxet Trading Post Museum in Bourne offers a replica of a trading post from the 17th century. Don’t miss the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, and when you visit Boston, there’ll be plenty of historical sites and museums from the Paul Revere House to the Freedom Trail to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
Other historical sites include:
- Springfield’s Titanic Historical Society
- Salem’s Maritime National Historic Site
- Cambridge’s Longfellow House
- Brookline’s John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
- Stockbridge’s Mission House
- The Boston African American National Historic Site
Culture in Massachusetts
Activities abound in Massachusetts. Each city and town offer wide varieties of events in which to explore and participate. And during your stay, you’ll most likely notice an expansive set of cultural norms. For example, being the home of the first university in the states, residents take pride in Massachusetts’ commitment toward higher education and its breadth of colleges and universities.
If you’re interested in seafood, whaling, and classic northeast customs, visit Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard. That said, treat your taste buds to some scallops, fish ‘n’ chips, and of course, clam chowder.
If you’re curious about the artwork, visit the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield or the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst. Also, check out the Edward Gorey House near Barnstable, which has been converted into a museum for his artwork. If you’re visiting Boston, chart a day for its many cultural destinations, like SoWa Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Boston Children’s Museum.
From the New England Aquarium and Fenway Park in Boston to Battleship Cove in Fall River, the EcoTarium in Worcester and Six Flags New England near Springfield, there’s plenty of exciting, family-friendly attractions for kids of all ages. Looking for a more tranquil stay? Visit Nobska Beach in Woods Hole or the Travessia Winery in New Bedford. Other great attractions include:
- Boston’s Little Italy
- Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace
- Cambridge’s Harvard Square
- Springfield’s Zoo and Education Center at Forest Park
Trust us, you’re bound to find something for everyone in the Bay State.
Where and When to Stay
A good time to visit Massachusetts is anytime between late April and early October when you’ll experience calm, warm weather during the day and cool, crisp temperatures at night. During March, make sure you don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston. However, many people look forward to visiting in the fall and winter months, when the leaves change color and snow swirls from the sky.
The Bay State offers an abundance of hotels, B&Bs, and resorts to rest up and reenergize for your next day around town. From the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth to The Hotel Northampton in Northampton to the Lamb and Lion Inn in Barnstable, there are plenty of choices to stay outside of Bean Town. If you are looking for a Boston-based hotel, however, try W Boston or Boston Park Plaza.
Book Your Trip to Massachusetts Today
Going to Massachusetts is a dream for anyone who loves American history, the Boston Red Sox, arts and culture, or outdoorsy fun. The truth is, it’s easier to get to the Bay State than you think. Avoid the Boston Logan Airport and take a bus to Massachusetts! If your party is big enough, you might even want to book a charter bus, which is easy with our free quote assessment.
Is Massachusetts calling your name? Start booking your next vacation now and spice up your life with a little Boston flavor.
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