Massachusetts: The Bay State Beckons
Massachusetts, the oldest of the New England states has more to offer in such a small space than just about anywhere else in the United States. From the capital city of Boston to the glories of old Cape Cod from the Freedom Trail to the Appalachian Trail, Massachusetts has more to offer for every interest than states twice its size!
The greater Boston area is a virtual living museum of Revolutionary history, but it is also still one of the great centers in the world for such intellectual pursuits as science, theatre and higher education and is the home of the world-famous BSO – the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.
Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are the setting for some of the great fishing, whaling and seafaring adventures in all of history, but they’re not just living in the past there – the Cape is one of the major tourist destinations in the country, but still relaxed and uncrowded. The fishing industry and oceanographic research are the finest in the northeast. And the cape is a beacon for artists and the theatre, especially in summer.
Central Mass is a rural area, rich in history, dotted with historically (and currently) important industrial centers. The farmlands roll along toward the western border delineated by the Bershire mountains – the first steps along the Appalachian Trail.
Imagine climbing a mountain, swimming in the ocean and attending a concert by a world-class orchestra all in the same day! That’s what Massachusetts has to offer – and much, much more.