Massachusetts was the destination of the Mayflower in 1620 and is one of the original 13 states first settled. Cobblestone streets, village greens and space age technology exemplifies how diverse the state is. Massachusetts travel is popular among people from all over the world drawn to the interesting and vast history, beautiful and varied geography and exciting destinations. Massachusetts travel is most popular during the summer yet visitors are welcomed in the state all year round.
Massachusetts travel to the Berkshire Mountains where Pittsfield is located has been a revered area of the state and is where the state's mountain resorts are found. Though the east coast of Massachusetts often outshines the rest of the state in popularity, the west has a lot to offer for Massachusetts travel as well. Massachusetts tourism in the west flourishes in the winter months when people flock to the Berkshire Mountains for skiing and other fun winter activities. Massachusetts tourism is heavy in the west from December through to February and even until March.
A Massachusetts vacation in the central region is not often the first choice of travelers but there are definitely many points of interest in the area. In central Massachusetts attractions include The Basketball Hall of Fame and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial at the Quadrangle in Springfield, taking llama treks amidst the thickly wooded areas, Six Flags New England, the Ecotarium environmental museum in Worcester and Old Greenfield Village which recreates life as it was in a New England town circa 1895. While on your Massachusetts vacation in the heart of the state don't miss the Fitchburg Art Museum, Higgins Armory Museum, Southwick's Zoo in Mendon and the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. That should provide plenty of things to do during your central Massachusetts vacation.
The jewel of the state will always remain on the eastern side and this is where the majority of fun and exciting sights in Massachusetts are located. Many sights in Massachusetts are concentrated in the Boston/Cambridge area and include Fenway Park, Boston Common and Paul Revere House (which are both located along the Freedom Trail), the famous Harvard Square, the Museum of Fine Arts and more.
Coastal sights in Massachusetts are a big hit among tourists and offer many attractions to visit. A rental car can come in handy for a tour of the coast and for visiting the many attractions. Salem and Gloucester are definitely points of interest along the northern coastal areas. When in the southern coastal areas you can easily drive through Plymouth and Barnstable to Provincetown and spend some time along Cape Cod. Ferries run all day to Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket and cars can be taken across as well. These areas are home to New England's best beaches and some of the most beautiful scenery in Massachusetts. Whale watching is an extremely popular activity in this area but be sure to make reservations ahead of time if visiting in the summer months.
Massachusetts is an exciting travel destination that can be visited all through the year. From the west coast to the east the numerous attractions run the gamut. Massachusetts offers the best of the best in New England. Tourist information centers can be found all over the state and offer brochures and pamphlets with information about the many diverse attractions and rich history of Massachusetts. Wherever your Massachusetts vacation takes you is sure to be fulfilling, relaxing and fun.