Massachusetts is a true gem of a state. There's
so many things to do in Massachusetts it's enough
to make your head spin! In a good way of course! The state
enjoys four full and distinct seasons widening the spectrum
even more for things to do in Massachusetts. In the west
there are the Berkshire Mountains which present limitless
activities for all kinds of travelers. The main attraction
of the Berkshire Mountains is their bestowal of some of
the greatest ski hills and areas in Massachusetts. Many families, couples and
single travelers take trips to Pittsfield and jaunts to
the ski hills. Others stay as close to the mountains as
possible and get in as much ski time as they can . While
in the berkshires near Pittsfield, Pittsfield visit
Arrowhead, the home where Herman Melville wrote the classic
novel Moby Dick.
Massachusetts winters provide the perfect weather to execute winter sports in. For the winter hound there
are a deluge of things to do in Massachusetts such as
snowshoeing, cross country skiing and backcountry hiking.
If in the Berkshires in the summer check out the Theater
Festival in June, the Berkshire Summer Arts Festival in
July or the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair in August.
Things to do for families in Massachusetts abound..
The great weather and excellent geography grant plenty
of opportunity for family things to do in Massachusetts.
Grab a map and start locating all the great hiking trails located in the region. If your family really loves
the outdoors take them on a camping trip along the east coast of Massachusetts where water
activities, the bustle of life on the waterfront and fantastic
coastal fishing and other activities can be enjoyed.
The many national parks present lots of interesting historical hikes, cycling trails or just good 'ole wandering and wildlife watching and is only another of the great family things to do in Massachusetts. Some more family things to do in Massachusetts include trips to Boston where the kids can enjoy an afternoon at the New England Aquarium, a Red Sox game at Fenway Park or a day well spent getting educated while having fun at the Boston Museum of Science.
Massachusetts attractions in Springfield include the Basketball Hall of Fame and a handful of fantastic museums called the "mini-Smithsonian".While in Springfield don't miss the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. When in Boston, which is definitely one of the main Massachusetts attractions, take a ferry ride to the Boston Harbor Islands which is a national park on islands that are a short ferry trip from the city center. This is a peaceful place to relax, camp, swim, fish, picnic or explore the Civil war era fort, tide pools, lighthouses and trails.
While in the Boston area visit the Freedom
Trail and explore the many historic monuments along
the route such as Boston Common, Faneuil Marketplace and Paul Revere House.
Or opt for a day of whale watching leaving from the Boston
Harbor on one of the tours across the deep ocean. Take
a relaxing car ride up to Salem and visit the town most famous for its witch trials. While
in the area cruise up to Gloucester,
visit the bustling harborfront area and grab a fresh and
delicious seafood dinner.
Massachusetts attractions include many festivals such
as the Boston Film Festival, and the Beer Festival. Take
a ferry out to Hyannis for the annual Chowderfest in June
or go further and visit Nantucket Island or Marthas Vineyard and spend your vacation in true beach holiday style. Golf
at one of the Vineyard's acclaimed premier golf
courses or just opt to sit back and relax as you watch
life go by. Attractions in Massachusetts are so many that
you'll have to keep going back to do all the things
you want to! Massachusetts is simply a state that begs
to be explored.