When you are in Massachusetts, your head is certainly going to spin with all the ‘things to do’ this state has to offer. The state has four distinctive seasons that color the backdrop distinctively different each time, making the place all the more varied, and giving the tourists all the more scope with a widened spectrum of things to do.
If you are traveling with your family, take a trip to Boston. The children will really enjoy the New England Aquarium, the Fenway Park and the information at Boston Museum of Science.
There are also other important places to see in Boston, like the Freedom Trail or the historical monuments along Boston Common, Faneuil Marketplace and Paul Revere House. Take a tour to the deep ocean and relax for a day doing whale-watching. Visit Salem, the area famous for witch trials. You can also take a break at Gloucester and enjoy a good dinner at a local seafood restaurant.
Go for a ferry ride to the Boston Harbor Islands where you can enjoy a deluge of activities like camping, swimming, fishing, or exploring the Civil war forts, lighthouses and trails and feel the resonance of history still alive within them.
If you are in Springfield, don’t miss the Basketball Hall of Fame and the "mini-Smithsonian" museums. Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and the Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center are also must-visit places that you should accommodate in your to-do list when you are in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts also has a lot of National Parks. Visiting the national parks is one of the most fun-filled things to do with your family. Watch the historical hikes and trails, or simply wander about watching the wildlife.
The Berkshire Mountains in the west has something for every traveler. The breath taking scenery is the utmost attraction of the place. This place remains literally crowded in the months of winter, for there are some really great ski hills in the area. The tourists take trips to Pittsfield and jaunts to the ski hills. You can also pay a quick visit to Arrowhead while you are in Pittsfield; this is the place where Herman Melville wrote his classic novel Moby Dick.
For the winter-hounds, Massachusetts really offers a wide range of fun and varied activities. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing and backcountry hiking are among the deluge of events.
If you are visiting Berkshire in the summer months and you are an art lover, be a part of the Theater Festival in June, the Berkshire Summer Arts Festival in July or the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair in August and have a gala time enjoying the celebrations of arts and fine arts.
If you are particularly interested in camping, go for a camping trip along the east coast of Massachusetts. Bask in the sunshine and enjoy fishing. It is certainly going to be a wonderful experience.
If you like to spend your vacation beach-style, the Nantucket Island or the Marthas Vineyard are perfect for a true beach holiday.
Marthas Vineyard has some premier golf courses. Even if you do not want to do anything but relax, treat yourself luxuriously and enjoy watching the panorama of nature and life around you.