The state of Massachusetts offers visitors an extraordinarily rich array of choices. Its six major regions provide a virtual checklist of options to appeal to any traveler: adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation, romance, and arts and culture.
Boston, the state capital, is rich in history, culture, entertainment, and sophisticated cuisine. From award-winning destination restaurants to intimate neighborhood bistros, there are a wealth of dining choices.
The Freedom Trail winds through the city’s sites that played a key role in the American Revolution; the African American Heritage Trail explores Boston’s 19th-century African American community. Riding the Swan Boats in the Public Garden is a unique Boston experience. The city’s major art institutions – the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art – offer illuminating and provocative exhibitions; marquees light up the Theater District. Newbury Street is always bustling with its galleries, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and brand-name shops. Funky, multicultural Cambridge is just across the Charles River, home to MIT, Harvard University, and Harvard Square’s restaurants, shops, and bookstores.