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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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Wheaton College at its Best--When You're Not Taking Finals

Written by traveling engineer on 10 Apr, 2009

We wouldn't have thought of Mansfield Massachusetts or nearby Norton as destination towns, but a trip to an outdoor concert at the Comcast Center (former Tweeter Center) made us realize that this was a place to return to. So, about nine months later we did.Wheaton…Read More


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Beantown Trolley Tour

Written by zabelle on 21 Nov, 2007

Let me begin by saying that there are several choices of hop on hop off trolley tours in Boston. Our hotel recommended Old Town Trolley and I am familiar with them having taken their tour in Savannah. The reason we chose Beantown Trolley was that…Read More


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Shopping on the Cape

Written by zabelle on 03 Dec, 2006

Christmas Tree ShopMultiple locationsChristmas Tree ShopsWith a slogan like "Don’t you just love a bargain" you know that you are going to enjoy shopping here and find lots of wonderful bargains to boot. This chain of shops was founded on the Cape over 30 years…Read More


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Nantucket Nectar

Written by richardhall99 on 01 Oct, 2006

A perfect 2-hour ferry ride off America’s east coast lies the island paradise of Nantucket, well away from the commercial chasm that is Cape Cod. From the moment of departure, you sail serenely towards the Cape Cod Gap knowing your heading to the most mystical…Read More


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Biking on Nantucket

Written by pinkants on 13 Aug, 2006

With over 25 miles of bicycle paths (and more to come), biking is a great way to explore Nantucket. In addition, the island is only about 14 miles by 3.5 miles, so it is very manageable. Currently, there are 10 bicycle paths to…Read More


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The Adams Family Houses

Written by zabelle on 19 Jun, 2006

I have been fascinated by the love story of John and Abigail Adams ever since I read the book Those Who Love by Irving Stone 30 years ago. They seemed in many ways such an odd couple. John, well John was opinionated and…Read More


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Our Island Bike Adventure

Written by chewie on 05 Jul, 2000

We headed for Edgartown's South Beach on our bikes one morning, riding along the bike path on Beach Road and not knowing where the road would take us next. These kinds of journeys are the best, when you never know what will be around…Read More


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A Sunday Morning Walk Through Beacon Hill

Written by ssullivan on 01 Mar, 2005

On the last morning of my weekend in Boston, my friend and I had about 2.5 hours between finishing breakfast at our hotel and the time we needed to be back at the hotel to check out and head for Logan Airport to catch our…Read More


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Biking on the Vineyard

Written by SFPhotocraft on 15 Oct, 2004

The first morning, we headed right to R.W. Culter to pick up four bikes at 1 Main Street in Edgartown. It was a good outfit recommended by the front desk of our hotel. They had a lot of bikes to choose from.…Read More


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Meeting the Pilgrim Fathers

Written by Drever on 20 Nov, 2004

"... Being thus arrived in a good harbour, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth..."…Read More


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