Massachusetts ~ its all here!

Rocky coastlines, snug harbours, historic charm, diverse culture and sophisticated entertainment ~ it’s all here, in Massachusetts.

For over two centuries, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has endured as one of the country’s premier vacation destinations, offering 4-seasons of extraordinary adventure, both physical and intellectual. From the halls of Harvard, founded in 1636, to Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod and Hyannis (home to the JFK Museum,) countless points of interest throughout the Commonwealth invite your exploration.

A good starting point for a vacation begins in Boston. International, West Coast and Midwest travelers find easy access to the Eastern Seaboard via Logan International Airport in Boston. Boston’s role in shaping American history is unique among all other cities. Here is where the American Revolution began, the Boston Tea Party Ship, the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, Soldier’s Field, Boston Commons. There’s history on every corner. The Freedom Trail, a walking tour through historic Boston, guides visitors past 16 memorable historic sites.

Don’t forget Fenway Park, home of the World Series Champs, Boston Red Sox. Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots, make their home here too.

World famous museums, theatre, concert halls, and exquisite dining shouldn’t be missed as you explore every corner of Massachusetts.

Some things you should know before visiting include seasons. Yes, Massachusetts has four of them and they can vary quite a bit in temperature and weather conditions. Winters often bring snow, much to the delight of local residents, but to the ire of travelers experiencing missed or delayed flights. So if your trip includes Massachusetts, keep in mind the possible weather conditions and give yourself plenty of time for whatever may come your way.

Not to scare you off, summers are absolutely delightful in Massachusetts, and offer one of the richest experiences that any tourist could desire, next to autumn. The countryside drives in the fall when the weather starts to develop a chill attract people from around the globe to see the leaves change colors. Leaf peeping is an annual attraction that often will fill hotel rooms to maximum. It happens usually in a span from late September through October, when the colors of the leaves from maple and other trees are breath-taking. Hues range from bright yellow and lush orange to vibrant red, and it’s pretty hard to fail as a photographer with a digital camera during this special time. While Massachusetts is by no means the only state with a fall foliage extravaganza, it’s one of the most accessible for those flying long distances.