You'll be surprised how much Massachusetts has to offer in so small a state - great beaches, outdoor fun, fresh-caught seafood, major-league sports, and a wealth of cultural activities.
If your idea of a perfect getaway is to head straight to the shore, you'll find some pretty spectacular places to set your beach umbrella. Prefer an active vacation? Massachusetts' parks, mountains, and rivers offer wide-open spaces and a chance to hike, bike, canoe, or rocket through whitewater rapids on a raft. Want to re-live the excitement and drama of America's past? Their living history museums and walking trails will transport you back in time.
If you're taste is for history, you can climb aboard the Mayflower and re-live the pilgrim's death-defying journey to the New World. Or, explore the decks of the USS Constitution and learn why sailors dubbed her "Old Ironsides." See where the Salem witches were hanged. Experience everday life in an 1830's New England village.
If you're an arts aficionado, you've come to the right place. From string quartets to hip-hop dance, from Old Masters to contemporary sculpture, you'll find a thriving cultural scene.
If excitement is more your speed, roar through high-speed turns on a teeth-rattling roller coaster. Snap a photo of your kids next to a one-and-a-half-story Tyrannosaurus rex. Get eyeball-to-eyeball with sharks and stingrays. Or find your way through a giant maze of corn. By the way, did you know that Massachusetts is home to 8 Children's museums? Hands-on exhibits and activities for the curious mind abound.
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