Literally, the name of Massachusetts can be translated as ‘the large hill’ that fully reflects the inherent distinctiveness of the local landscape. There are 50 major cities and over 300 towns in the state, each of which can attract travelers with unique landmarks.
The history of state and the background of some national holidays are very interesting. In the early 17th century, the British have landed Massachusetts shores; they came to America at the legendary...
The capital is Boston. The city is one of the largest metropolises in the world. There is literally everything you need for an exciting holiday, including cultural and entertainment centers, a large number of parks and pedestrian areas, restaurants, cafes and shops. Fans of nightlife won’t be bored too, as nightclubs, casinos and restaurants always welcome guests. Among the main cultural attractions of the capital, numerous colleges and universities are notable; Harvard is the most famous of them. Many old educational venues house historical museums, galleries and exhibition centers, thus simple training classes have turned into real centers of art and history.
Classical music lovers should definitely visit a concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as attend a ballet. Boston became a venue for the annual International Film Festival. The city also attracts fans of hard rock, because such popular music groups as The Cars and Aerosmith perform on its arenas.
Massachusetts appeals to both fans of active rest and those who prefer to spend time away from civilization in a calm and cozy ambience. There is an incredibly beautiful nature appealing to fans of...
No less remarkable is the city of Lincoln; its most prominent cultural institution is Institute of Contemporary Art. Nantucket would be interesting to fans of eco-tourism. There are several observatories, museums and aquariums in it. Springfield is notable from a historical perspective. In addition to its historical attractions, tourists can visit the Historical Museum representing a priceless collection of ancient weapons.
The main attraction of New Bedford is its national historic park; here is a live museum dedicated to the daily life of local residents of 17th-19th centuries. Most travelers try to get to Massachusetts during the celebration of Thanksgiving Day. For three days every city of the state transforms and fills itself with bright colors, carefree atmosphere and cheerful mood.