Beach Getaways, Fall Foliage and Booming Entertainment in Massachusetts
From exploring the beautiful beaches along Cape Cod and scenic fall foliage drives in Central Massachusetts to discovering the rich history of Boston and its booming food and art scene, no matter the season this East Coast gem will leave you wanting to come back for more.
For anyone in search of the quintessential beach getaway, Cape Cod is the place to go. There are many towns to visit in Cape Cod, each one having its own distinct vibe. Located on Nantucket Sound, Hyannis has earned a reputation as the “heart” of Cape Cod. Located in the middle of the Cape, this spot is ideal for day trips to Provincetown (an hour’s drive away) and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, which can be accessed by ferry from Hyannis Harbor.
Activites Along the Coast
Enjoy the view from above and take a plane ride with Cape Cod Airfield, which is nestled in the woods between the ocean, lakes, and beaches of Cape Cod.
Come to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy world-class beaches, cultural events, fresh seafood, and laid back atmosphere. In the fall or spring, you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities on the water or along the charming streets, such as scootering! In the winter, the island has its own serene beauty that keeps visitors coming again and again.
The central region of Massachusetts is made up of picturesque towns, farms, orchards, wildlife sanctuaries and more. If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, there is plenty to explore here. Wachusett Mountain, open year-round, is perfect for hiking in the fall and skiing in the winter. For all the animal lovers out there The Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England and offers visitors trails and diverse habitat.
Old Sturbridge Village, a living history re-creation of a 19th-century town and New England’s largest outdoor living history museum, is a fun trip for all ages.
Once a Native American trade route, The Mohawk Trail now serves as a 101-kilometer touring road across 20234 hectares of state forests, parks, and reservations. This is some of the best foliage viewings in all of New England and is complete with historical statues, bridges, and camping sites.
Entertainment & City Life
Boston has everything you could ask for: theater, museums, shopping and top-notch dining. Here the quaint cobblestone grounds of the past meet trendy new nightclubs and top-rated restaurants.
If you’re a history buff you must check out The Freedom Trail, a 4-kilometer red-brick trail through Boston’s historic neighborhoods that tells the story of the American Revolution. Explore the famous Freedom Trail through downtown Boston and discover 16 different historically significant sites along the way.
The Charles River Esplanade is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a relaxing and scenic stroll, with its picturesque bridges that separate Boston from Cambridge, home to the world-famous Harvard University.
"If You Go" Hit List
- Enjoy the view from above and take an airplane ride with Cape Cod Airfield.
- Soak up the fall foliage and hike up The Mohawk Trail.
- Explore the famous Freedom Trail and learn about America’s rich history.
Eat & Drink
- Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston serves mouth-watering fresh seafood, imaginative cocktails & an upbeat atmosphere.
- Cisco Brewery in Nantucket is the perfect place to unwind. The rustic brewery has live music, award-winning craft beer, wine and even food trucks on site if you want a bite to eat.
- Atria in Martha’s Vineyard is a celebration of top notch American cuisine paired with a beautiful environment.