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8 things to do in Massachusetts


Having spent 10 days in Massachusetts with my friends Mike and Amanda I have got to see more of this part of the US than I did with three months in California. They were unbelievably accommodating and showed me around quite a bit. What made it a little more fun was that they hadn’t visited some of the places so it was fun for all of us.

Most of the state has a nice sleepy town vibe to it which makes wandering about a nice relaxing affair. I arrived into Massachusetts at the best time, in Fall, the changing scenery was amazing and  definitely added to my time there.

There are a lot of things to do in Massachusetts and here are just a few that I did.

  1. Visit Salem: This is the infamous location of the Salem Witch trials which took place in the 1690’s. In true American style a huge industry has been made from the towns notoriety but it is a brilliant place to spend the day.

    Salem Massachusetts
    Checking out One of Salem’s sights, this was used int he movie Hocus pocus
  2. Go to a Patriots game:With their stadium located in Foxborough, A New England Patriots game cannot be missed on a visit here. You get to Pre-game like a local and then soak up the atmosphere in the stadium.
  3. Take a walk in the Berkshires: Located in western Massachusetts this is a beautiful area to spend a few hours. Walk in the woods a look at the amazing changing colors that Autumn brings
  4. Visit Boston: A lot of history in a pretty small area. The freedom trail is by far the best way to see the city and to learn of its huge role in the US independence movement. Once you’re finished that you can chill in the Commons or sample the many bars in the city.                                                                                                    

    Boston Massachusetts
    Boston city skyline
  5. Go to the beach in Cape cod: The summer town of Mass offers all the usual beach town vibes with its own American twist. Visited by the rich and famous and the beach bums, this is a perfect location for a relaxed summers day.                   
  6. Spend the day in Harvard: One of the most famous universities in the world. Harvard is located on the fringes of Boston city. The grounds are huge and offer an array of places to spend a few hours soaking up the student life.                                                                                                                                                                          
  7. Sail out to Martha’s Vineyard: Another major summer location this Island is only accessible by boat and plane. A beautiful little resort to explore for a couple of days. Best to enjoy the weather and some of the many walks that can be found here.                                                                                                                                                         
  8. Party in Providence: Not exactly in Mass but this student city has a brilliant night life. It also doesn’t suffer the same early hours laws.

Where have you guys visited in the states? Any Recommendations?