Massachusetts offers skiing and fall foliage in the Berkshire Mountains, in addition to the beaches of Cape Cod and vacation islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. What sets Massachusetts apart, some would argue, is Boston (and its neighbor, Cambridge) with best-of-the-best cultural offerings and American Revolution history.
Cochituate State Park
Popular park offers picnic space, trails & 3 large lakes for swimming, boating, fishing & sailing.
Laid-back beach for swimming, body surfing & other water activities, with food & shops nearby.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library + Museum
President Kennedy exhibits, videos & research collections in a striking I.M. Pei-designed building.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
Martha's Vineyard, a Massachusetts island, sits in the Atlantic just south of Cape Cod. A longtime New England summer colony, it encompasses harbor towns and lighthouses, sandy beaches and farmland.
Boston: Best City for Parks
In a list of 10 "best cities for Parks", Boston came up number 9. Head to Franklin for a walk around Scarboro Pond, or to explore the Wilderness a 65-acre native oak forest with meandering paths. Go hiking or canoeing at Millennium Park, a 100-acre park in the West Roxbury neighborhood. The Neponset River Reservation has marshlands, wetlands and the two-mile Quincy Riverwalk path.