Do a Private Tour in Massachusetts for a Mass of Fun Filled Experiences
When on a private tour in Massachusetts you are in for a mass of fun filled experiences with the many diverse places found in this State.
Located in New England the northeastern region of the United States, Massachusetts is made for history and culture lovers, nature lovers as well as sun worshippers and night owls.
Some of the best-known cities for one reason or another are to see on guided tours or sightseeing tours are;
Top 10 Things to Do in Massachusetts
On sightseeing tours visit Martha's Vineyard or Cape Code. Do the Freedom trail on a walking tour
Boston: founded in 1630 it is one of the oldest cities in the United States and largest one in Massachusetts and New England. In 1773, the infamous ‘Boston Tea Party’ happened during the American Revolution. Full of museums, galleries, great sports venues and excellent restaurants and bars there is a lot to enjoy!
Cape Cod: the site of the first landing of the Pilgrims, Cape Cod is known for its artist colonies and quaint villages. It was made more famous as the summer home for President John F. Kennedy and all the Kennedy family. It is a place full of lighthouses, cranberry bogs, walking or hiking trails and beautiful beaches.
Salem: Everyone seems to relate witches with Salem and this is because it was here that famous witchcraft trials took place when Puritans ruled the city. A great time visit is around Halloween when haunted happenings happen. There is also home to The House of the Seven Gables Historic house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing. So from museums on witches and other histories to Oysterfest and great theatres, it's a great place to visit on a city tour.
Martha’s Vineyards: are New England’s largest island and a popular place for the wealthy in the summer. It was the setting for the Jaws movies and has great beaches for surfing and panoramic views from the cliffs.
Nantucket: Once a place of refuge for the Native Americans fleeing the European settlements, it is a popular place for artists and writers with its harbour, sandy beaches lighthouses, cliffs and old mansions.
Travel Tips for Massachusetts
Massachusetts is an all year round place to visit because even if the weather is brutal during the months of winter, there are plenty of great indoor attractions to visit and be entertained. Weather wise it is recommended to go April to June and September to October as it is not as hot and humid as July and August. These months are ideal for sightseeing tours and going to the beach without the crowds.
Massachusetts, in general, is on par with the majority of states in the U.S for prices. There are some areas like Martha’s Vineyard and possibly Nantucket that are slightly more expensive. On average a nights, B&B cost from $80 to $150 depending on rating. A meal in a fine restaurant is $20-$30 but for fast food and pizza $5-$8. Take the subway where possible as it is $2.25 a trip or day pass $12 and you can go on as many round trips as you want.
Do as much research on the area you are travelling to and pre-book any private tours you want to take. Be aware of the weather for the time you are travelling and pack appropriately. Keep all personal documents somewhere safe like the hotel safe and never carry around a lot of cash at the one time. Be careful when out at night and never walk alone in dark streets.
During the summer you can expect it to be very hot and humid, with July tending to be the hottest month of the year. It snows during the months of December to March and sometimes to extremes. Rain is not just in the winter or mid seasons, it can happen any day but not torrential rain. Spring and Fall are the best months with weather good enough to still go to beaches and have lots of fun do activities outdoors.