Massachusetts Mini Guide
Three large bays define the geography of the eastern coastal state of Massachusetts.
They are Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Bay and the Massachusetts Bay. The biggest city in Massachusetts is Boston
and car rental Boston is the best way to get around this state which draws many tourists to its beaches every year.
Boston is Massachusetts’ state capitol and more than 16 million tourists go there annually to see what this wealthy and culturally fascinating city has to offer. Most of them also go to the nearby city of Cambridge which is part of the Boston Urban area and home to one of the world’s best universities, the Ivy League institution of Harvard. Harvard was America’s first university and is one of many excellent educational institutes in the state of Massachusetts.
In Boston you will find many charming and distinct neighbourhoods which are best accessed by car. There is the city’s China Town which is always a great place to eat and shop, Beacon Hill which is incredibly picturesque and Downtown which is home to the state government buildings. Boston’s main airport is the Logan international airport
which has flights to a number of worldwide and domestic destinations.
Visitors to Boston may also want to see the local Red Sox baseball team play a match for a truly American experience. Also be sure to try the excellent freshly caught seafood served in Boston restaurants.
Other major cities in Massachusetts are Brockton which calls itself the city of champions as it was where boxer Rocky Marciano learned his trade. The city of New Bedford used to be one of the world’s richest cities due to the oil produced there from whaling. Families may also want to consider visiting the city of Agawam which is home to the huge amusement park Six Flags New England.