Intro to Massachusetts hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Massachusetts
As one of the wealthiest states in the U.S., you’ll find a wonderful range of accommodation in Massachusetts. There are venerable hotels whose style, décor, and commitment to service echo centuries-old ideals; there are soaring glass towers with a sleek, modern esthetic; and there are designer Massachusetts hotels whose bold vision epitomizes the forward-looking Bay Staters. For those wanting a little pampering, check out one of the many sumptuous spa retreats in Massachusetts’ backwoods. Or to feel the sand beneath your feet, check in to an exclusive Cape Cod hotel with its own private beach.
Things to see in Massachusetts
It’s hard to get away from history in a state that helped to write it. You can embrace whole chapters of U.S. history in a single day, if you take a walk along Boston’s Freedom Trail. This 3-mile marked route through the capital’s alleys takes you to Faneuil Hall—the so-called "cradle of liberty"—then on to the site of the Boston massacre, as well as to the famed 19th-century warship USS Constitution. Boston also has such renowned cultural institutions as the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum houses a collection of classic and modern art that’s reckoned to be one of the most outstanding in the U.S. Away from the city, Cape Cod offers a welcome break, with its wide open skies and endless sand dunes. For a chance to see some living history, visit the Plimoth Plantation, where you can talk to 17th-century settlers in a farmstead from the colonial era.
Where to stay in Massachusetts
As the cultural and economic hub of Massachusetts, it is Boston that pulls in the most visitors. Whether it’s for a short shopping break, a romantic vacation of wining and dining, or delving deeper into the story of America’s beginnings, Boston offers up some of the best-located hotels in Massachusetts. Nearby Cambridge, the home of Harvard and MIT, is the place to stay for those visiting these learned institutions. If you want to spend time away from the city, the mill country around Worcester offers opportunities for a relaxing walks by its rivers. And families will love Cape Cod’s resort villages, like Hyannis, where the surf-fringed beach is the playground.
How to get to Massachusetts
Logan International Airport in Boston is the best point of entry for those flying into eastern Massachusetts, while for the west, connect through Bradley Airport in Connecticut. There are also regional links to the airport in Worcester. To travel to Boston by rail from New York or Washington, take the Northeast Corridor to South Station. Boston's North Station connects to New Hampshire and Maine. If you’re traveling by car, take Interstate 90 from Albany to the west, Interstate 95 if you’re coming from Rhode Island, or Interstate 93 from New Hampshire to the north.
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