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Visiting Massachusetts

From Puritan to Provincetown, Massachusetts is a colorful melange of personalities. Streams of college students are Boston’s fountains of youth, while the more mature (and moneyed) head for Martha’s Vineyard’s maritime bliss. Seaside Cape Ann towns and hilltop Berkshires hamlets offer the same retreats with half the crowds. Tourists can’t miss a trip to Boston, home to innumerable historic spots like Boston Common and the Public Garden, not to mention the hallowed baseball ground of Fenway Park.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our... Read More
From Puritan to Provincetown, Massachusetts is a colorful melange of personalities. Streams of college students are Boston’s fountains of youth, while the more mature (and moneyed) head for Martha’s Vineyard’s maritime bliss. Seaside Cape Ann towns and hilltop Berkshires hamlets offer the same retreats with half the crowds. Tourists can’t miss a trip to Boston, home to innumerable historic spots like Boston Common and the Public Garden, not to mention the hallowed baseball ground of Fenway Park.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Massachusetts

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Essex has lots to offer

Written by zabelle on 18 Mar, 2013

When I was offered a press trip to Essex Massachusetts, I jumped at the chance. I brought along my friend Cindy since we would be poking in the antique stores and we headed off to have a great three days.Essex is an attractive town located…Read More


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Searching for ancestors in Gloucester, MA

Written by zabelle on 04 Oct, 2012

For me, coming to Cape Ann was a journey of discovery. I have early New England ancestors who were residents in the area at about the time of the infamous Salem witch trials. That of course made me very curious. I had one ancestor who…Read More


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Day trip to Salem, MA

Written by VanessaK on 22 Jul, 2011

As I have grown older, I have become to realize there are all kinds of people in this world. Some you wonder if they are really who they say they are, and others you applaud for their stance in life. All of them you…Read More


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Lexington

Written by Jctravel1983 on 08 Jul, 2011

Lexington is a small town not 30 minutes from Boston's downtown center, which is reached through the Route 2. It is near the small town to an affluent suburb of Boston, in the course of the war for independence gained a great importance for the…Read More


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Williamstown

Written by Jctravel1983 on 05 Jul, 2011

Williamstown is located at the foot of Mount Greylock which is a small college town in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts. West of the State of New York adjacent to the site, just north of Vermont. With only 9000 inhabitants it is a small town.…Read More


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Steamship Authority

Written by Stoli Razz on 22 Oct, 2010

Figuring out how to get yourself to the island can take a lot of planning. There are many options, from regular ferries to high speed ferries, car ferries and planes. In summer the one and only car ferry books out months in advance for peak…Read More


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Ioka Farm--Fun for Everyone (Except the Old Lady)

Written by berky on 19 Aug, 2010

Ioka Farm is not too far from Wyndham Bentley Brooke and a great place if you have younger children. We were a little perturbed to find that the most expensive admission was for kids at $7.50 and when we said our grandson was 2 years…Read More


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4th of July in the Navy Yard

Written by notso62 on 11 Jul, 2010

It is hard to explain the feeling that comes over Boston every time the fourth of July comes around. There is an energy in the air that is fed by the thousands of tourists and historical re-enactments and displays that pepper the town. Nowhere is…Read More


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Shopping in Cambridge

Written by zabelle on 14 Dec, 2009

I love shopping in Boston and Cambridge is no exception. Especially in the area around Harvard Square, there are some unique and very interested places to poke around in.Tis-Tik54 Church StreetI fell in love with this store as soon as I saw it. It is…Read More


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US Youth Soccer National Championships

Written by MilwVon on 24 Jul, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009Every year tens of thousands of youth soccer players participate at their State Championships with one goal in mind . . . to represent their state at one of four regional championships that will lead them to competing in July at the…Read More


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