Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, Vermont and New Hampshire to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 States.

Massachusetts is the home of many significant historical events in American History. Among them are Plymouth founded by the passengers of the Mayflower in 1620. Harvard University, founded in 1636,  is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America's most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials. Boston is know as the "Cradle of Liberty" due to the unrest that led to the American Revolution.

History in not the only thing that Massachusetts is famous for. With almost 1,500 miles of picturesque coastline plus countless ponds and lakes, a beach vacation is a wonderful idea. Watch the pros build sandcastles during the annual Sand Sculpting Festival or build your own at Revere Beach. Take a walk and reflect at the Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond. Visit the seals at Chatham Lighthouse Beach or go clamming at Clammers Beach. How would you like to play in the waves at Coast Guard Beach, consistently ranked the #1 family beach in America? Or maybe the most memorable and enjoyable vacation to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard?

If winter sports is your ideal vacation, Massachusetts has the ice skating and ski lodge for you.

Lets explore Massachusetts...

Boston

This is the largest city in the New England states and one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Boston is a place of skyscrapers and Revolutionary-era buildings that sit side by side in an architectural wonderland.

Visit historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. While there visit Durgin Park (1827)  for some "chowda" or Boston Bake Beans. No visit to Boston would be complete without dining at The Union Oyster House . The building dates from sometime before 1742 and is the oldest (1826) in continuous service in the United States. This was a favorite spot of JFK's. Why not stop in at Sam's Cafe in Cheers or a bistro in Boston's famous North End? 

Perhaps you and your group would like to take a Boston Harbor Cruise and or visit the many historic sites that Boston is known for. The Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Old State House and the Old Meeting House to name a few.

Boston's Newbury Street ranks as one of the premier shopping streets in the entire country. With the enchantment of Paris and the excitement of New York, Newbury Street charms millions of residents, tourists, students and people from all over the world each year.

With it's wide array of historical, architectural, cultural, sporting and music activities, Boston is considered the "Hub Of New England". A truly extraordinary destination.

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Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard

The Atlantic Ocean crashes on the coastline of Cape Cod which is strewn with quaint harbors, beautiful beaches, glorious dunes and historic lighthouses. Explore Cape Cod National Seashore, bike past cranberry bogs on the Rail Trail or explore around Sandwich, the Capes oldest town. Many areas are architectural and culinary gems full of weathered shingles, whaling captains, mansions, chowder shacks and upscale dining. Don't miss Woods Hole Oceanquest or charmingly upbeat Provincetown

Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod and is know for being an affluent summer colony. Getting there may be a bit of a project, but vacationers have been braving the ferry for years. This tiny island remains one of the most popular and picturesque destinations in New England. Among the island towns, you're sure to find the Vineyard that's right for you. With stately Greek revival houses dating back to the whaling era of the early 19th century, Edgartown is a seaside village of boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a "beach town" feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses Carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the "gingerbread" houses in the Methodist Campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both. For a real retreat, Chilmark/Aquinnah is the place to get away from it all. In the off-season, the island is quieter and far less crowded, but the shore is always beautiful. Whenever you visit, leave your car behind! Cabs are plentiful and greet the incoming ferries to help you reach your destination. Most visitors prefer to explore the island on a bicycle, scooter or tourist-friendly public buses.

Nantucket

Located 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Nantucket is an island of pristine beauty 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide.

If you are looking to relax and take life a little slower choose one of the bike paths and head off toward the beach. This island has over 80 miles of beaches. Finding your own private stretch may not be too hard .

Upon disembarkation from the ferry, you'll feel as though you step back in time to an era when whaling ships combed the seas and horse-and-buggy carriages traveled though the cobblestone streets. Once the worlds top whaling port, the entire island is a historic district designated as a Historical National Landmark.

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