Massachusetts sounds pretty unheard but this is a fantastic state of the United States located in the New England region of the northeastern part of country. Massachusetts is famous for its great role in arts, culture and economy of American history. It is also a place worth visiting as it offers great attractions like museums, art center, conventions, amusement parks, farms & orchards, historic sites, galleries, shopping places, zoos, itineraries, great dining services and amusing cities like Boston, Cambridge, Salem, West Springfield, Worcester, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Orleans, Otis, Longmeadow, Falmouth and Rockville. The history of this rocking state takes us back to 1620, when the Pilgrims founded Plymouth colony and became a hub for fighting against British oppression. Massachusetts was incorporated as a state on February 6, 1788 and became the 6th state of US. The economic boom knocked the doors of Massachusetts during 19th century when writers, educators, doctors, businessmen took the economy in their hands. The state became a hub for commercial fishing, shipping and manufacturing activities. Today, the cranberry crop, dairy and poultry products, greenhouse , vegetables and fruit produce is world famous. Massachusetts became the first state of US which made homosexual marriage legal. This state has the lowest divorce rate in the country. It is the state where sewing machine was invented in the city of Boston. Volleyball and basketball were invented here at Springfield and Holyoke. The first church in America built by free Africans is located in Boston. Frozen foods were invented in Gloucester city of Massachusetts in 1925. The famous Harvard University was the country’s first college, built in 1636 and the first public beach, Revere Beach, is also located here.
Massachusetts has a humid continental climate with moderately warm summers. The temperature varies from -6 degrees to 42 degrees throughout the year. The coldest city is Berkshires with cold and snowy winters and warmest city is is Chester with maximum temperature of 42 degrees during July. There are no dry seasons and climatic difference is very high between eastern and western sections. The precipitation is highest in Boston and varies from 39 to 46 and snowfall is also very high in this area. The rainfall is very common around the year and the best time to visit this state is anytime of the year.
How to get here?
There are many international airports around the state and your arrival depends on what city you would like to come to. Most visited airports in Massachusetts are Boston Logan International Airport, Martha’s Vineyard Airport, Nantucket memorial Airport, New Bedford Regional Airport, Barnstable Municipal Airport, Worcester Regional Airport and Provincetown Municipal Airport. Boston Logan International Airport tops the list with most visitors because most of the tourists come to Boston. You will get numbers of transport means outside the airports like cabs, taxis, airports shuttles, buses, limos and others.
Accommodation and Food
There are uncountable number of lodging options in Massachusetts, from hotel, B&B and Inns to apartments, lodges and boutiques. Most number of accommodations are in Boston like Hotel Commonwealth, Boston Harbor Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Seaport Boston Hotel, The Lenox Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Nine Zero Hotel and Residence Inn Boston at Downtown Seaport. Another great city for staying is Provincetown with choices like The Provincetown hotel, Cape Colony inn, Surfside Hotel & Suites, The Seaglass Inn & Spa, Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Inn at the Moors, Provincetown Inn Resort & Conference Center and Harbor Hotel. You can get some good places to stay in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Falmouth, Lenox, Cambridge, Hyannis, Rockport, Plymouth, Dennis Port, Gloucester, Eastham, North Truro and West Yarmouth.
Massachusetts is a state of different tastes and offers almost every international cuisine available on earth. Again Boston features most of the restaurants offering great food like Deuxave with American Food, Menton featuring Italian Food, Island Creek Oyster Bar featuring seafood and James Hook & Company offering fantastic beers and fast food. Cambridge has famous restaurants like Toscanini’s Ice Cream, Oleans, Life Alive, East Side Bar & Grill, Giulia, Cafe Luna, Beat Hotel, Border Cafe and The Druid. Springfield has Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou, Theodore’s, Red Rose Pizzeria, Punjabi Tadka, Hot Table, Pho Saigon Restaurant, Bueno Y Sano, Adolfo’s Italian Restaurant, The Student Prince, Tony’s Pizza, Max’s Tavern and Frigo’s.
Cities to Visit
Boston is the largest city and capital of the state and also serves as county seat of Suffolk County. It is third most populated city of the country and served by the Boston International Airport. The main attractions of this beautiful cities are the Faneuil Hall, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, Public Garden, Museum of Fine Arts, John F. Kennedy Library, Old North Church and USS Constitution.
Gloucester is located on Cape Ann in Essex County of Massachusetts. It is considered as one of the most educated city of the state. This fabulous city has some amazing attractions like Hammond Castle, Adventure, Our lady of Good Voyage Church, Beauport and Wingaersheek.
Cambridge is located in Middlesex County of Massachusetts and a part of Greater Boston metropolis. It is the 5th largest city of the state and mainly famous for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and famous Fireside Poets. Some famous places to visit in Cambridge are Harvard Square, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peadbody Museum, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Fogg Museum, Brattle Theatre and The First Parish in Cambridge.