Massachusetts is probably most famous for being the landing place of the Mayflower and epicenter of the American Revolution, but it offers plenty as a modern travel destination. Home to beaches, forests, cities and some of the most important historical sites in our country’s history, the state has diverse vacation opportunities for families. This guide points to the best Web sites for planning a Massachusetts getaway.
Massachusetts is home to many diverse destinations: the National Seashore, the Berkshires, and even the historic Freedom Trail. Take a fishing trip off the coast of Cape Cod, enjoy culture in Amherst and Northampton, or take yourself out to a ballgame at Fenway Park.
- If you’re only planning a trip to Boston, our Boston Travel Guide has all the information you need.
The Official Web site of the Massachusetts Commonwealth
provides comprehensive information on travel in Massachusetts, listing activities, regions and resources for transportation, accommodation and popular attractions. A number of online services help you jumpstart your trip.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
covers the state’s many diverse offerings. Learn about the arts, state history, the outdoors, science and more. You’ll find information about travel deals and get a listing of upcoming events across the state.
GORP’s Massachusetts Destination Guide
helps you take advantage of the state’s immense outdoor potential. Learn about the attractions of several cities and areas, including Boston, Cape Cod and the Berkshires. GORP suggests adventures and lets you choose an activity and plan a trip.
Massachusetts is a great state for a road trip, a long bike trip or even a cruise from the mainland to the Outer Cape. Explore all your options for getting into and around the state to get the most out of your trip.
provides a map of Massachusetts that points out where attractions, accommodations and restaurants are. You can also click for greater detail on one of 30 top Massachusetts cities.
The National Park Service
has compiled the Maritime History of Massachusetts as part of its collection of historic U.S. spots. Find a list of coastline sites, itineraries and maps. Read up on ample historic literature if you’re intrigued.
Massachusetts’s regions seem to encapsulate a number of identities. Find the hotel, inn, or campsite that best matches the trip you want to take.
lists over 400 hotels and hostels in Massachusetts. Peruse the list, or do a search based on region and dates of travel. Each hotel is listed with a Lonely Planet review.
Travel and Leisure
has listings for 80 higher-end Massachusetts hotels. Each comes with basic information about cost and availability, as well as rooms. Search by region or alphabetically.
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