From a hot city shopping break to a relaxed beach holiday, from a white water rafting adventure to an historical fly drive tour, it is all up for grabs in Massachusetts. Known as the 'Cradle of America', Massachusetts is the heart of New England. Famous as the place where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1620, the state's heritage has been shaped by settlers, sailors, immigrants and industrialists. Massachusetts now offers cosmopolitan cities, wide-open spaces, beautiful sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming islands and quaint, historic villages. Boston boasts the shortest UK to USA flying time. It is a beautiful and compact city where old meets new with vibrant energy.
Massachusetts is one of the top places in the world for whale watching. Tours depart along the coastline heading north and south during the summer months. For history; walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, visit Old Sturbridge Village and Plimouth Plantation to experience life when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived. Continue to Cape Cod with its pristine, sandy beaches, family-friendly fun and fantastic water sports. North of Boston, Salem boasts one of the biggest Halloween parties in the USA! Heading inland, the Berkshires offer a haven of tranquillity with stunning mountain scenery, hidden art galleries and relaxing spas waiting to be explored.
||8,300 square miles, approx. the size of Wales|
||Approx 6.5 million|
||EST – 5 hrs behind UK|
||Similar to the UK, however the seasons are more defined.|
||For a list of State Parks visit http://www.massvacation.com/|