Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Destination

Massachusetts – Things to do

Massachusetts Attractions

You'll never be lost for things to do in Massachusetts, from exploring the coastal towns and villages, to heading inland to the Berkshires or spending a few days in Boston. This is the prefect year round holiday destination whether you are heading to the beach in the summer along the charming Cape Cod peninsula, or heading to the hills in search of the blaze of the autumn colours. All you have to decide is when to come and discover all that Massachusetts has to offer.

Salem

Its safe to say that there is no where quite like Salem, Massachusetts. Discover the incredible history of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 that still makes the town so famous today. Take a walking tour of the Salem Heritage Trail or visit the Salem Witch Museum to learn more. Spend some time exploring the quaint boutiques and stores, full of homemade crafts and even stop in a witch store or a traditional apothecary. Make sure to get a photo with the Bewitched Statue downtown.

Gloucester Maritime History

Discover the incredible maritime history of Gloucester and the wider north Massachusetts region. Dating back to the landing of the pilgrims in 1620, Gloucester is America's oldest seaport, take a stroll along its beautiful and rugged coastline, tour the fascinating Cape Ann Museum and visit the 'Man Behind the Wheel' statue in the harbour, dedicated as a memorial to those lost at sea. Take a tour of its incredible Seafood Trail, where Gloucester showcases its local 'Ocean to Table' cuisine of fresh lobster, Crab, Clams and fish.

Stunning scenery in the Berkshires

Take a drive out to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Berkshire Hills in the western Massachusetts countryside. A favourite resort of 19th century wealthy vacationers, the area is still immensely popular thanks to a combination of forested mountains, fertile valleys, quaint villages and farms and incredible culture. Visit the Clark Institute of Art in Williamstown, play a round of golf at the large resorts or catch a concert at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. After a busy day of activity, relax and indulge with a gourmet farm-to-table meal in Lenox or Stockbridge.

Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

Cape Cod offers an enchanting blend of old and new, just two hours’ drive from Boston, Cape Cod offers a variety of opportunities to explore a unique coastal setting with vast sand dunes and pristine beaches. Martha's Vineyard can be easily reached by ferry from Falmouth and offers a slower pace of life and the perfect chance to go whale watching. On the island you'll find brightly painted ginger bread cottages and pristine beaches, you might even spot a few celebrities. These are two places we recommend you do not miss.

Nantucket

We recommend a stop in Nantucket, you'll love the quaint boutiques, art galleries and walking the charming streets along the waterfronts. After take in the incredible views and soak up the island magic.