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Find Massachusetts Travel and Tourist Information
with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources
for visitors to Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is also known as the Bay State, because of its
proximity to several large bays.
The state capital of Massachusetts is Boston.
- Massachusetts Weather:
Find out more about Massachusetts before you travel there.
County Map of
Colourful map of Massachusetts showing the location of all 14 counties:
Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex,
Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is one of the six
New England states. The others are: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
States neighbouring Massachusetts are: Rhode
Island, Connecticut, New York,
Vermont and New Hampshire.
Massachusetts is an important intellectual centre with Harvard University, in Cambridge, leading the way and
other cultural institutions in Boston close behind.
Massachusetts is famous for its coastal resorts; especially the sandy
beaches at Cape Cod. Presidents often spend their holidays at Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard,
or Nantucket Islands.
There are ferries
to Martha's Vineyard from Woods Hole, Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford, Montauk (Long
Island) and Nantucket.
Among the most famous historical landmarks is Plymouth Rock, where the
pilgrims are said to have landed in 1620.
You can also visit the birthplace of President Kennedy at the John
Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, in Brookline.
Things to know when planning a vacation in Massachusetts, including how to eat a lobster.
Previews of the region's historic attractions, cultural events, outdoor adventures,
educational institutions, shopping, lodging and entertainment.
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, and the largest city in
Boston was once America's most important port, due to its excellent
natural harbour, and you can walk through the city's history on the self-guided Freedom
The Black Heritage Trail also starts in the area, and has a popular
Go Boston Card:
One low price includes a 2-day trolley pass, whale watch, zoo, museums, historic sites,
excursions and much more. There's also a free 146-page, full colour pocket guidebook and savings of up
to 20% on shopping and dining throughout the city.
Museum of Fine Arts:
Explore the exhibitions and permanent collection of the MFA in Boston.
Concord is a quaint New England village famed for its
revolutionary and literary history.
Concord has an historical connection to the Transcendentalists and the nature
conservation/ecology movements. It is not surprising that our town enjoys great physical
beauty and much of interest to scientists, hikers, boaters, fishermen, and every other
kind of outdoor enthusiast.
Accommodation in Concord
48 Monument Square.
|Concord's Colonial Inn
is an enduring landmark of gracious hospitality in historic Concord, Massachusetts.
Inn was originally built in 1716 and has operated as a hotel since 1889.
The 56 guest rooms are each individually appointed to reflect the Colonial style of the
property, complete with antiques and Early American-inspired interiors.
Hotel amenities include several restaurants, a tavern and nightly entertainment.
Located just 7 miles off the Massachusetts coastline, the
beautiful island of Marthas Vineyard is a world apart, offering a vacation ambience
unlike any other.
Explore the diversity of the six island towns, take long walks along pristine shores and
step back in time to a more leisurely pace. Each season offers something different on
Things To Do:
From Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.
To Martha's Vineyard:
How to get to Martha's Vineyard and what to do when you get there.
Fly Nantucket to Hyannis in just 12 minutes. Nantucket Airlines leaves Hyannis on the half
hour and Nantucket on the hour - every day.
Island at a Glance:
Thirty miles off the Massachusetts coast, this crescent-shaped island is in a world by
itself. Cobblestone streets and an array of stately Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival
homes reflect Nantucket Towns history as a prosperous whaling port.
Accommodation in Nantucket
Nantucket: Nantucket, Massachusetts.
30 North Beach Street.
Beachside at Nantucket.
|Located on historic
Nantucket Island, 30 miles at sea from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Beachside offers the
perfect getaway spot for family vacations as well as corporate retreats and conferences.
in the lovely Brant Point residential neighbourhood, the Beachside is a short 5 minute walk
to Jetties Beach and a leisurely 12 minute walk to Main Street.
There is a heated outdoor pool on the grounds, and a tennis club is located at Jetties
The hotel consists of 90 bright and cheery guest rooms with private baths,
air-conditioning, small refrigerators, and cable television. Some rooms have their own
private outdoor verandas.
Seven Sea Street
Inn: Nantucket, Massachusetts.
|7 Sea Street.
Seven Sea Street Inn.
|Seven Sea Street is a
beautiful red oak post and beam Inn, designed and constructed with an authentic Nantucket
ambiance in mind.
Seven Sea Street is the only Inn on the Island which offers guests a
relaxing Jacuzzi Spa, HDTV and a stunning view of Nantucket Harbour from the Widow's Walk
The Inn is nestled on a quiet tree-lined side street and less than a five-minute walk
from Main Street, Children's Beach, and Steamboat Wharf.
Beach towels and chairs, a bike patio and rack, a lovely garden, and limited off-street
parking are also provided for guests.
120 Wauwinet Road.
|An idyllic blend of
extraordinary service, superior food, gracious comfort and delightful surroundings has
earned The Wauwinet critical acclaim, including membership in the prestigious association
of Relais and Chateaux.
The Wauwinet's spectacular location provides an unmatched
vantage point from which to explore Nantucket, or to relax and enjoy the serenity of this
peaceful island retreat.
Inside the Nantucket inn, the setting provides all the personalized amenities of a
world-class retreat, combined with the charm and sophistication of an historic European
The inn's TOPPER'S restaurant features exquisite cuisine and boasts an award winning
Cape Cod Online:
If you're thinking about Cape Cod, and who doesn't when they travel to Massachusetts, then
drop in here for the latest from Cape Cod Times.
Cod Wildlife Trails
Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket boast scores of scenic trails
and pristine beaches that are ideal for leisurely walks and rambles.
Marriott: Cape Cod Hyannis, Massachusetts.
|707 Route 132.
|The hotel designed by
business travellers, Courtyard by Marriott surrounds you with all the comforts that make
business and pleasure travel easy.
Get ready for the day ahead in one of the guest rooms
featuring cable television with free HBO premium channel, comfortable sitting area, free
wired high speed Internet access, hairdryer, in-room coffee and tea service, iron and
board, small refrigerator, spacious well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two dataport
telephones with speaker and voicemail.
When you need to relax and unwind at the end of the day, take advantage of the exercise
room and heated indoor swimming pool.
Free outdoor parking.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this charming and romantic bed and
breakfast inn is located on mid Cape Cod, in the historic Bass River Village of South
The Mayflower Pilgrims landed here in 1620, before moving on to
found the Plymouth Colony. The Pilgrim Monument commemorates this historic landing.
This charming New England town, surrounded by National Parkland
beaches, is situated at the very tip of Cape Cod. Among its attractions, away from the
beaches, are traditional New England captain's houses, churches, cottages, hotels and
beautiful inns. There are also plenty of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants to suit
Provincetown Fast Ferry:
(Bay State Cruise)
This summer, make the trip between Boston and Provincetown in speed and style. Forget
about Cape Cod traffic and parking hassles and set sail, with Boston's oldest and largest
ferry operator, for a journey that only takes 90 minutes.
When most people think Provincetown, they think beautiful beaches and crowded summer
streets. The warmer months are the Capes busiest time, but Provincetown is quickly
becoming a favourite vacation spot year-round.
Accommodation in Provincetown
The Carriage House
Enjoy a wonderful blend of luxurious space, amenities, privacy and location in a stylish
and contemporary setting.
Lowell Folk Festival:
The largest free folk festival in the US: performers, schedules, and map.
The Berkshires of western Massachusetts are one of New England's great hidden treasures
for cultural heritage and Ecotourism.
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