Massachusetts vacations aren't complete without a trip to Boston. To see all of the town in a single glance, take a ride to the top of the Prudential Building . From 50 floors up, the views are breathtaking. You'll also have a chance to learn a little bit about this city's history through a self-guided tour, a movie, and an exhibit featuring the earliest immigrants that moved to Boston.
See it All from the Skywalk Observatory and Exhibit
Get a Taste of Americana at the Norman Rockwell MuseumLocated in The Berkshires, this monument to Norman Rockwell features some of his best paintings. As you admire his masterpieces, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Unlike many types of art, even the kids will be interested in these little self-contained stories.
Experience Unique Shopping at Faneuil HallAs part of your things to do in Massachusetts itinerary, Faneuil Hall (in Boston) may be the most unique item. This urban marketplace offers more than an eclectic mix of funky boutiques
and tasty restaurants; it's filled with street performers, wandering musicians, and even clowns on tricycles. Also known as the Quincy Market , this area is comprised of four historic buildings included on the Freedom Trail .
Play in the Dirt at Coonamessett FarmIf you're enjoying a beach vacation on Cape Cod, don't miss out on Coonamessett Farm . Most visitors stay in vacation rental homes on Cape Cod, allowing the family to enjoy home-cooked meals prepared in their fully-equipped kitchen. A visit to The Farm gives you the chance to pick your own fresh berries, herbs, and veggies to enjoy during family dinners. You can even pick some fresh flowers to add another layer of fragrance to the invigorating salt air that gives all the sea-side homes a special quality. To entertain the kids, the Farm also has a petting zoo filled with sheep, chickens, goats, and alpacas.
Get Your Fill of Nature at the Cape Poge Wildlife RefugeJust getting to Cape Poge is an adventure. From Edgartown, visitors take a ferry to Chappaquiddick Island before crossing the deserted beach in Safari-style trucks to reach the lighthouse. Along the way, you might see any number of endangered birds and other native animals. In this secluded area, the kids are definitely allowed to be kids! Let them race up the lighthouse stairs to get a bird's eye view of the entire refuge area. Who knew Massachusetts vacations could be so wild?
See a Professional Team in ActionTime your visit just right, and your things to do in Massachusetts list could include seeing one of these professional teams make the state and their fans proud:
- Boston Bruins
- Boston Celtics
- Boston Red Sox
- New England Patriots
- New England Revolution
You'll Never Forget a Boston Duck TourNo, you won't be looking for ducks with that famous Boston accent. Instead, you'll see all that this famous city has to offer from a WWII Duck Boat, an amphibious vehicle. As you go from street to waterway without ever leaving your seat, you'll be entertained by a humorous guide who mixes in more than a few bad, but funny, jokes along with actual historical facts.
As you can see, Massachusetts vacations are full of fun, excitement, and history. What are you planning to do during your trip?