As far as states on the East Coast go, Massachusetts has more interesting things to see and do than any other. From Martha’s Vineyard, to the Witch House of Salem, Massachusetts has something for everyone. Whether you are visiting Massachusetts on vacation or considering moving to Massachusetts, there is always something for you to see and do. We have chosen some of the best attractions that Massachusetts has to offer and listed them so you can see for yourself just how incredible this state is.
Martha’s Vineyard – Martha’s Vineyard is one of New England’s largest islands and a popular destination for the wealthy. It was also the setting for the first “Jaws” movie back in 1974. From swimming and surfing, to sightseeing along the island cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, Martha’s Vineyard is beautiful and inspiring.
Plum Island – Another island destination, Plum Island is a nature lover’s paradise. Take the bridge from Newburyport to the island and watch the thousands of migrating birds that visit daily or fish from the shore and enjoy some of the area’s best sand dunes and beach plums. There are many cottages and bed and breakfasts for those who want to stay the weekend as well.
Plimoth Plantation – The Plimoth Plantation is a replica of the original settlement built in 1620 by separatists from the Church of England. They landed here in Plymouth on their way to Virginia and decided to stay calling this area their home. Visitors to Plimouth Plantation can experience life for the pilgrims in the 17th century while recreating period gardening, building, cooking and military training. Craftsmen use authentic tools to make objects common in the 17th century.
Freedom Trail – The 3-mile-long Freedom Trail winds through old Boston as you follow a red brick line and brass medallions installed in the pavement. At the end of the trail, visit the 54-gun frigate USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” and be sure not to miss the graves of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and the first female to step off the Mayflower along the way.
Stellwagen Bank – Stellwagen Bank is one of the top 10 whale watching spots in the world and also one of the world’s most biologically productive ocean environments. Located at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay, visitors can view whales, dolphins, seals and porpoises throughout the year.
Mapparium – Mapparium is a 3-story tall, inside-out globe made of stained glass and LED lighting. It is the only place in the world where the earth can be seen without distortion because of its inverted spherical shape.
Witch House – Salem’s Witch House was owned by Jonathon Corwin, a prominent judge during the Salem witch trials who convicted hundreds of witches based on “evidence” he saw in his dreams. The building still stands today and is a famous tourist attraction in Salem.
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