Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Massachusetts.
This is one place that has several firsts to it’s name - the first American lighthouse, the first sewing machine, demonstration of the first telephone, invention of basketball and volleyball, invention of frozen food, the very first computer, the first public school, the first college in the country, to name a few! Located in the northeastern US, the state is named after the Massachuset Indian tribe that lived in the area. It is also known as the ‘Bay State’ and has Boston as the capital.
Massachusetts has lots to offer for the visitor to provide an enthralling experience!
The New England Aquarium in Boston has lots of marine exhibits and even hosts a whale and dolphin watching session on the high seas! In fact, the port of Gloucester is close to two major whale-feeding grounds. So chances are very high that you’ll spot one of the numerous varieties that flock here.
The Plimoth Plantation provides a 17th century replica of colonial life. One can tour the 1627 English Village – an accurate reenactment of pilgrim life when the Mayflower landed here.
Those looking for some musical entertainment can head to a legendary Boston Pops performance. You can choose between a Holiday Nutcracker show or opt to indulge in a family concert. Maintaining this relaxed mood, head to the Butterfly Garden to see some wonderful species amidst blooming plants.
Salem was the site of the infamous witch-hunt in the late 17th century. A museum dedicated to this saga tells you of the false accusations that were made and what it cost many women. There is also a period enactment of a witch trial where you can be part of the jury!
If all this activity is making you hungry, have you ever heard of a food tour? Well, Boston offers a ‘restaurant week’ in March and August where, for the price of one dinner, restaurants offer a sampling buffet. You can hop from one restaurant to another tasting the finest they have to offer. Besides this, there is also a tour of ethnic cuisine where one can taste authentic Russian and Jewish food.
Once all that food settles, head for the Six Flags New England for a thrilling ride. Whatever be your thrill level, there is a ride for everyone here – from the best steel coaster to some really tame ones.
You can round off the trip with a visit to the Collectors’ World to pick up some holiday gifts to take home. If you are lucky, you might also chance upon one of the thrice-yearly Brimfield Antique Show; a must for anyone who enjoys beautiful old things.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Massachusetts.
Things to do
Six Flags New England
Six Flags has many parks across America, one of which is in Massachusetts. One of the thrill rides, Bizarro, was voted the number 1 steel coaster by Amusement Today in 2009. Other rides include; Batman – The Dark Knight, Cyclone and a water park with the Tornado, in which four people in a specially designed raft are sent sliding down a seven-story tunnel into a giant funnel.
Battleship Cove is the world’s largest navel museum and has a range of exhibits and attractions including the USS Massachusetts, a World War 2 Battleship that saw action in North Africa including a battle with the unfinished French battleship ‘Jean Bart’. There is also a submarine, a destroyer and some PT boats. The museum also hosts a range of artifacts and aircraft, which have been used by the Navy including a Cobra attack helicopter.
Fenway Park is a baseball park and home of the Boston Red Sox Baseball team. The park has also played host to various movies, which where filmed in the stadiums. Visitors can get tickets to a game to enter the park.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
The JFK Library has various interesting exhibits including the campaign trail exhibit following Kennedy’s attempt in 1956 to become vice president and losing only to become the presidential candidate in 1960 and a space program exhibit describing the Space Race and Kennedy’s challenge to the United States to put a man on the moon.
Museum of Science.
The Boston Museum of Science offers a range of exhibits to stimulate the mind. Some of these exhibits include; The Story of Sue, a fossilized T.Rex, which has been brought back to life for the museums 3-D Cinema. Other exhibits include; A Birds World, the Bees Exhibit and the Cosmic Light exhibit.
The Skywalk Observatory is located in Boston and is the only place in the city where visitors can view the greater Boston area. There are audio tours available and there is the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum, which celebrates immigration and its contribution to Boston.
Checkered Flag Indoor Karting.
At Checkered Flag Indoor Karting both children and adults can enjoy the experience of high-speed racing. The circuit has a range of twisting turns to challenge drivers. Children race in different cars to adults, who race faster karts.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is the oldest marine aquarium in the United States. The aquarium is home to seals and over 100 species of fish and invertebrates. The aquarium also offers the chance to touch some of the creatures in the touch tanks like lobsters, sea stars and crabs.
Massachusetts’ main airport is the Logan International Airport in Boston. The airport is the busiest airport in the New England region and one of the busiest in the United States. The state also has various other regional airports.
The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also its largest city. About two thirds of the population of Massachusetts resides in the Greater Boston area. Other notable cities include Springfield and Plymouth.
The climate in Massachusetts varies from east to west but on average summer temperatures are warm with highs in the mid 20’s °C. In winter temperatures drop to well below freezing with lows that sometimes reach –17°C
Massachusetts is located in the New England region of the northwestern United States and shares boarders with the states of New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. Massachusetts has a coastline on its eastern side along the Atlantic Ocean.