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Introduction

MA is one of the most varied mix of natural and man-made attractions of all the New England states. Its largest city, Boston, is the state's commercial hub and a major centre of American history and culture. Cross the river and you’ll reach Cambridge where you’ll find the twin educational powerhouses of Harvard and MIT, whose leafy walks and redbrick buildings house internationally acclaimed museums.

Along the eastern seaboard, scenic seascapes and picturesque villages abound. Head to Cape Cod where three hundred miles of shoreline, dotted with golden sandy beaches, frame some of America’s best-known retreats. Salient of those is Martha’s Vineyard, an island favourite among America’s elite. Here you’ll find boutique farm-to-table restaurants, verdant landscapes and grand beaches.

For a historic alternative, head a little further out to sea to the delightfully restored townships and cobbled carriageways of Nantucket Island. Cape Cod is also home to America's premier amateur baseball league. Established in 1885, its storied tradition has provided starts to many of the country's Major League Baseball stars with almost 300 of the league's alumni competing in the 2015 season. There are no ticket sales as the league relies on charitable 'pass the hat' donations to provide community-led entertainment. 

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The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,430 pp

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– Save up to £260 pp
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With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,260 pp

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– Save up to £115 pp
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Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

New England Explorer on Silver Spirit

17-day stay and cruise from £6,110 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive! Includes $250 on board spend and flights
Book by: 31 July 2018

After the city greats and stunning natural world of French and Atlantic Canada, the fall foliage and unique heritage of New England will see you to New York.

Best of Massachusetts & The Berkshires Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,710 pp

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From the rich history of Boston to the Lexington’s battlefields and the beautiful Berkshire Hills, this tailor-made fly-drive takes in the very best of America's Bay State.

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Top itineraries in Massachusetts

The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,430 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.

Boston City Breaks

Tailor-made city break

With a rich history dating back to the 17th Century, Boston, known as the 'Athens of America', is one of the oldest, and most fascinating, cities in the USA.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,260 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

New England Explorer on Silver Spirit

17-day stay and cruise from £6,110 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive! Includes $250 on board spend and flights
Book by: 31 July 2018

After the city greats and stunning natural world of French and Atlantic Canada, the fall foliage and unique heritage of New England will see you to New York.

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Top places to stay in Massachusetts

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, Lenox

Historic resort

This stunning Tudor-style mansion has had pride of place in Berkshire for more than a century and offers, among other superb facilities, an excellent golf course and spa.

White Elephant, Nantucket

Historic resort

One of the most luxurious hotels on Nantucket, the White Elephant has a privileged position on Nantucket Harbour, with a grassy lawn that spreads down to the waterfront, a full-service spa and options that range from harbour-view rooms to trendy loft apartments.

The Langham, Boston

Grand & elegant hotel

Housed in what used to the Federal Reserve Bank, The Langham, Boston combines historical standing with welcome modern comforts and an enviable location just steps from the waterfront and Faneuil Hall, Boston’s original marketplace.

Nine Zero, A Kimpton Hotel, Boston

Contemporary hotel

Stylish designs, in-room spa treatments, a vintage cocktail bar and complimentary wine tasting in the lobby every evening help set this boutique downtown hotel above its neighbours.

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Where to go in Massachusetts

Marthas Vineyard & Nantucket

The island of Martha's Vineyard combines compelling natural beauty with the charms of a beach resort and plenty of outdoor activities. Each town on Martha's Vineyard has its own distinct style and atmosphere.

Cape Cod

Massachusetts is best known for its miles of wide, sandy beaches, whale watching and charming colonial villages and the area around Cape Cod attracts more than 13 million people every summer.

Boston

The historical city of Boston is regarded as the unofficial capital of New England. Founded around a large natural harbour at the mouth of the Charles River, it is one of the world's great walking cities, offering travellers plenty of shops ...

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When to go to Massachusetts

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Massachusetts articles

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    As crowds die down with the blazing heat, late summer and early autumn brings temperate climates to pristine beaches and unspoilt sights. With this in mind, we’ve prepared a collection of our best last minute holiday offe

  • What to Wear for a New England Summer

    The New England coast provides never-ending inspiration for timeless style; after all, this is not a region that’s about fashion so much as hardy staples and not trying too hard. We take a look at the essential items for the fashionista to wear on a New England summer escape.

  • The 5 Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

    With its rolling green hills set around glacial valleys and jewel-like lakes, this six-state huddle retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps through idyllic townships and picturesque fishing villages.

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