Massachusetts has an array of accommodations, with loads of B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels. Budget travelers have limited options, though campers will find lovely places to pitch their tents in the state parks, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-conservation-recreation).

In general, the high season for travel is April through October, with some variation between towns and regions. Public holidays, school vacations and special events always command premium prices.