Great Cities to Visit in Massachusetts:
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Massachusetts:
- Boston Common: Established in 1634, it’s the oldest city park in America. Within its 50 acres are a historic burial ground, numerous historic landmarks, statues and memorials, an ice-skating rink, an outdoor theater, and Boston’s visitor center.
- Plymouth Plantation: History buffs can’t miss this recreation of the Plymouth Colony where the Pilgrims famously lived. Colonial interpreters give the site an authentic feel. There’s also an adjoining Wampanoag home site.
- Nantucket: Off Cape Cod, this tiny island with a legendary reputation draws visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the romance of its cobblestone streets, lighthouses, whaling museum, beaches, and historic homes and churches.
- Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: One of the top whale-watching locations in the world, Massachusetts Bay teems with dolphins, porpoises, and humpback whales. Take a whale-watching cruise!
- Freedom Trail: Follow this three-mile trail through historic Boston and discover the history behind the founding of this nation, including such highlights as the Old State House (site of the Boston Massacre), Faneuil Hall (where revolutionaries met), and the Paul Revere House.
Major Convention Centers:
- Boston Convention and Exhibition Center: It’s gigantic and versatile, with over 2 million square feet of space, including a 500,000 square foot exhibition hall that can be divided into three spaces.
- Hynes Convention Center: Boston’s smaller convention center (193,000 square feet) attracts numerous events throughout the year, including Anime Boston, Harvard’s Model UN, and Berklee’s jazz festival.
National Park Services - https://www.nps.gov/state/ma/index.htm
15 national parks and 4,247 listings on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Adams National Historical Park: The historic home of John Adams, the second President, has been carefully preserved. Its eleven buildings and grounds offer a unique window into the American Revolution and the nation’s founding.
- Boston Harbor Islands: Rich in history, biodiversity, and recreational activities, this park offers a full day of fun within easy reach of Boston. Explore the 34 islands’ hiking trails, beaches, and campgrounds. There’s also a Civil War-era fort!
NASCAR: Massachusetts is home to Seekonk Speedway!
- 1/3-mile semi-asphalt clay oval, with a wide variety of events, including Saturday night NASCAR races as part of the Whelen All American Series.