8 things to do in Massachusetts

There are of course more than 8 things to do Massachusetts and having spent 10 days in 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 some things to do In Mansfield and surrounding areas. 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.

Here are 8 things to do in Massachusetts.

  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 town’s notoriety but it is a brilliant place to spend the day. Of course at Halloween, this is probably one of the most visited locations in Massachusetts.

    8 things to do in Massachusetts
    Checking out one of Salem’s sights, this set used in the 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 to Massachusetts. 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 colours 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.                                                                                                    

    8 things to do in 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 at 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 Massachusetts but still worth a mention. This student city has a brilliant nightlife and should definitely be experienced if you are in the area. UnlinkeBoston city there are no super early closing times meaning you get to enjoy the night for a few more hours. 

Even though I only had a short time in New England it was still enough time to fit in these amazing 8 things to do in Massachusetts. If you’re on a tight schedule check out my 24-hour visit to New York.

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