Massachusetts Vacations: Seaside History
Massachusetts has it all. Explore American Revolution history, ski the Berkshires, or bask on the beaches of Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard. Visit the charming seaside towns, pop into an art gallery, and take a whale watching cruise. Go with the family to Boston or historic Plymouth Rock. Picnic by placid lakes and rivers, and experience the state’s incredible museums, cuisine, and culture. With so much to do, let your Liberty Travel vacation consultant guide you with a hand-crafted Massachusetts vacation package.
Massachusetts at a Glance
Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)
Tipping Customs: Tip anywhere between 20-25%
Popular Drink: Apple cider
Must Eat: Clam chowder and lobster
Power Up: A or B (two or three-prong) 110 V
Weather: Experience all four seasons in Massachusetts; with cooler winters, warm summers, and milder springs and autumns.
Best Time to Visit: Summer is a popular time for the seaside towns, but there are year-round charms to explore—from winter skiing to fall foliage and springtime blossoms.
Boston: Walk the Freedom Trail
A walk down Boston’s Freedom Trail introduces you to key landmarks in the city’s Revolutionary history. At the Granary Burying Ground, visit the grave of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and other notable Americans. Enter the Old South Meeting House, where Revolutionary American ideas, like the Boston Tea Party, were born. From Faneuil Hall to Paul Revere’s House, to Boston Common and the USS Constitution, the Freedom Trail is at the heart of any visit to Boston.
Top Things to Do in Massachusetts
At the edge of Cape Cod, find a vibrant seaside town known for its art galleries, artists, LGBT culture, beaches, and whale watching.
Walk the Freedom Trail past the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and Boston Common, among other landmarks.
See the Battlefields of Lexington and Concord
At Minuteman National Historical Park, learn about the opening battles of the Revolutionary War. See the bridge where the first shots were fired on April 19, 1775.
Whether you’re looking to ski the Berkshires, spend some time on the pristine Cape Cod National Seashore, or find a hidden lake, Massachusetts is a state of natural wonders.
Find Your Seaside Town
Follow the spirit of Herman Melville to seaside towns where you can take a whale watching cruise or enjoy lobster and clam chowder, overlooking the sea.
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