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Sightseeing in Massachusetts - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
Travelers can find restaurants of different traditions in each city of the state. Massachusetts is home to many legendary restaurants that are known far beyond the country. The state is home … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
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.
The population density in Massachusetts is low compared to other states; however, the concentration of attractions is quite high. There are world-famous natural landmarks, such as the … Open
Plymouth is very interesting from a historical point of view. It has become one of the first settlements of New England in the country. Now, multiple museums will tell city guests about ancient times. In Plymouth, there are a lot of preserved beautiful constructions of the 17th century. In the city, there is the unique indoor ethnographic museum called «Plimoth Plantation». Its vast area is conditionally divided into two parts. One of them is the old American Indian settlement. The other is the colonists’ settlement. In the museum, you can see a lot of interesting historical exhibits and learn about how people lived here hundreds of years ago.
Gloucester is a world-class fishing center. So, this is not surprising that one of its main symbols is the fisherman’s monument. It was placed in 1925 when the 300th anniversary of the city was celebrated. Today, this is a monument of national significance. Gloucester will definitely impress fans of food tourism. They can walk through the old fish market and taste seafood delicacies in local restaurants.
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 … Open
Brooklyn is often visited by those travelers who are indifferent to cars. There is one of the largest museums of rare vehicles in the world. It bears the name of Lars Andersen, its founder. Today, besides old cars, the museum presents over 20 horse-drawn carriages and the interesting collection of old bikes. During the year, several international festivals are held in the museum.
New Bedford was a whaling center in the 19th century. In 1903, the museum dedicated to this was opened in the city. It has been working for over a hundred years. Now, its collection includes over 200 000 exhibits. There are over a thousand old logbooks that have a special value in the museum. The historical district of New Bedford has survived to this day. Here, you can see age-old constructions.
1. The quite pleasant weather is common to the state; in summer months temperatures are rarely higher than +25°C, and in winter heavy frosts are rare. However, the state is characterized by … Open
In Massachusetts, nature admirers are attracted by the Berkshire Hills that are famous for their fabulous landscapes. In this hilly area, there is the highest waterfall in the state called Bash Bish. It is 18 m high. The trip to Cape Cod promises to be very exciting. There is the National Park on its territory.  Next: Cuisine & restaurants

City tours, excursions and tickets in Massachusetts and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Massachusetts
♥   Local Park 'Danforth' , 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Saulsbury Community Garden' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'L U Sutton' , 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Suffolk' , 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Bush Hill' , 59.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Massachusetts and around
♥   Art museum 'DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park' Lincoln, 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rose Art Museum' Waltham, 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Danforth Museum' Framingham, 12.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Davis Museum and Cultural Center' Wellesley, 14.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'McMullen Museum of Art' Boston, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Massachusetts from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Orpheum Theatre

From the series “Deserted Places Causing the Feeling of Chill”
In 1962, the old theater was converted into a warehouse, which stored tobacco. Today a small part of a historic building is occupied by a supermarket. The rest of the construction is vacant and, despite the fact that it is privately owned, it’s not difficult to get into the old theater. It preserved a stage and an auditorium with seating area. You can still see the old furniture and even carpets in some rooms. However, the former luxury of the Orpheum Theatre has gone. The ambience is scary. Drifting scratches and other strange sounds everywhere increase the discomfort of staying in this place. … Read further
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