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Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Massachusetts is a four-season destination. With six major tourism regions offering distinct charm and adventures, embark on a road trip through the Bay State. Plan your trip at

GREATER BOSTON Boston is your gateway to Massachusetts and New England. With 23 vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhoods, Boston is an amazing city with a quintessential English feel. Known as the 'walking city', follow the Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, take a Duck tour, a Harvard tour or grab tickets to a sports game. Shop, dine, enjoy breweries and theatre-you’ll feel right at home.

NORTH OF BOSTON Follow Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, a 144 km road connecting 14 communities like Salem, Gloucester, the oldest US seaport. Enjoy Cape Ann’s seafood, whale-watching, a schooner cruise, visit historic homes/lighthouses. In Merrimack Valley, visit Lowell, the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution; Concord, home to writers like Louisa May Alcott; Lexington, home of the American Revolution.

SOUTH OF BOSTON Visit Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1620. See Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that crossed the Atlantic. At Plimoth Patuxet Museums, learn about the Wampanoag and English peoples. During fall, take a cranberry bog tour. Visit New Bedford, home to the Whaling Museum.

CAPE COD & ISLANDS “The Cape”, famous for pristine beaches (over 100) is a perfect getaway for families, friends, couples. The peninsula is studded with seafood shanties and America’s oldest villages. At the tip is Provincetown, a LGBTQ+ resort town. Visit the JFK Museum in Hyannis, Cape Cod National Seashore and Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket, two islands attracting presidents and celebrities alike.

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS Home to American Heritage Museum and small towns like Groton, you’re in the heart of Massachusetts. Full of nature/agriculture, experience breweries and farm to table. Visit Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum; take on winter skiing, hiking the rest of the year. Savor a thriving culinary, arts, live music scene in Worcester, New England’s 3rd largest city.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS Located 3 hours from Boston with over 100 cultural attractions, listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, explore Berkshire museums and enjoy scenic drives like the Mohawk Trail. Visit Pioneer Valley’s Northampton, Amherst, and Deerfield offering history and local music/foodie/artisan vibes. Visit Springfield, the birthplace of basketball and Dr. Seuss.


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