America's best Thanksgiving Day parades
Thanksgiving: an American holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, for eating roast turkey (just as the Pilgrims did in the 17th century) and watching football...
Boston's reawakening: what's new in the 'Athens of America'
If you haven’t been to Boston recently, you’re in for a surprise. Or maybe not, as today’s trends are a re-ignition of ideas and identities that have long been integral to this historic city...
Places in Massachusetts
The Cradle of Liberty. The Hub of the Universe. The Athens of America. These are big words for a mid-sized city. But Boston lives up to them. With its rich history, grand architecture and world-renowned academic and cultural institutions, the city retains and radiates the glory it has garnered over the last four centuries.
Quaint fishing villages, kitschy tourist traps and genteel towns – the Cape has many faces. Each attracts a different crowd. Families seeking calm waters perfect for little tykes favor Cape Cod Bay on the peninsula's quieter north side. College students looking to play hard in the day and let loose after the sun goes down set out for Falmouth or Wellfleet.
Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
When summer comes around, New England's top seashore destination gets packed to the gills. Cars stream over the two bridges that connect Cape Cod to the mainland, ferries shuttle visitors to and from the islands and coconut-oiled bodies plop down on towels all along the shore. This trio of destinations offers a beach for every mood.
Boston may be the state capital, but it's not the only town in Massachusetts with traveler appeal. Destinations with rich histories, vibrant cultural scenes and unique events merit a visit. Easily accessible from Boston, most of these are ideal day-trip destinations. From the moment the Pilgrims stepped ashore at Plymouth Rock, this area was on the map.
Tours and activities
2-Day Best of New England Tour from New York: Newport Mansions, Cape Cod and Boston
Take advantage of New England's proximity to New York City with this two-day historical tour through Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! From New York City, you’ll head northeast, past Yale University, the ma...
Tips and articles
What's new on Boston's arts scene?
When the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) moved to dramatic new quarters on the South Boston waterfront, it foreshadowed a phenom...
Camping on Cape Cod
Summer on ever-popular Cape Cod, Massachusetts conjures up images of traffic-clogged streets and jam-packed beaches...
10 reasons to visit Boston
If Boston is lovely to look at from afar, she is even more intriguing up close...
Boston by the water: better than ever
Frank Sinatra wants to be a part of New York, New York. Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco...