Tourist places in Massachusetts

Here are the top 28 places to visit in Massachusetts in 2022:

1. Boston

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Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts, the testifier of the American Revolution and an international hub for education. Boston takes pride in its rich history and is counted as one of the oldest cities in America. Popularly known as "Beantown", the name that's originated from Boston baked...

Best Time: April to May, October to November

2. Lenox

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Located in the gorgeous, green Berkshire County, Lenox is a beautiful small town. It is a famous retreat during the summers usually for hiking, orchestra concerts, visiting mansions previously occupied by famous people. It is also known for housing Shakespeare & Company, Tanglewood and others. T...

3. Provincetown

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Located at the tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Provincetown is a small town famous for its beaches, harbour towns, artists, tourist industry and is a coastal resort destination during the summers. Provincetown is not only one of the oldest but also one of the highly developed towns in the...

4. Berkshires

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Berkshires is a famous highland region, mostly known for the Green Mountains that extend into Massachusetts. It’s a year-round vacation destination because of the famous hiking trails, waterfalls (Berkshires houses on the oldest and tallest waterfalls in Massachusetts), museums, orchestra concerts a...

5. Brookline

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Brookline is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts that boasts a rich heritage. Being the birthplace of John F. Kennedy and hence draws many visitors year-round and the site is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A town that is best explored on foot, it has various libraries, ...

6. Cambridge

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Named after the renowned University of Cambridge in England, Cambridge is a part of Boston and is situated in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The city is known to house the famous universities of the United States, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), making it th...

7. Chelsea

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Chelsea is one of the densely populated cities in Massachusetts, US. It lies on the Mystic River and is mainly an industrial city. The high number of working-class living here and the diverse population has made it an architectural wonder. Due to its vast industrial history, landmarks like the polic...

8. Concord

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Concord is a town of historical significance located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. A must-visit place for history enthusiasts, the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place here. The battle laid the base for the American Revolution, and the site is currently located at the Minute Man National...

9. Dedham

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Dedham is a town that radiates an old-world charm, mainly as European colonists established it in 1635. Located in the Norfolk County of Massachusetts, it has a dense suburban feel and offers a cozy vibe with the cafés, restaurants, and parks lining the town. One can visit the Dedham Historical Soci...

10. Everett

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Everett is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and was the last one to have a bicameral legislature in the US. The city has a rich modern culture, and the famous casino Encore leads that scene. The city has witnessed some favorite movies being filmed, including Gone Baby Gone – a 2007 film s...

Best tourist destinations & places in Massachusetts

11. Gloucester

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Gloucester is located on the Cape of Ann and boasts of a rich 400-year old history. This city is famous for the fishing industry and also serves as the nation's oldest seaport. The seaside of Gloucester makes a perfect place for family outings and relishing the fresh seafood. It is not only the beac...

12. Groton

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Groton is a quaint town with an exciting history and is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The city provides a rural feel and has various trails and hikes spread across its length. There are over 100 trails to explore for hunting, camping, biking, or hiking. Around 30 percent of the town is...

13. Cape Cod

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Cape Cod is  200 miles away or about 4 and a half hours away  to the south of New York City and one of the most popular weekend spots around the city. Weekends are a festival in Cape Cod, with bands, music and dances along the streets here. Apart from them, there are cruises to the ocean, ...

14. Lexington

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Lexington is located in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts and was previously a part of Cambridge, then called Cambridge farms. It is known for its historical significance as the Battle of Lexington, considered by many the first of the American Revolutionary War, was fought here. The site is a to...

15. Milton

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The birth city of previous U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Milton is one of the best places to live in the U.S. It is an affluent suburb with many young professionals and housing some of the highly acclaimed public schools. Located in the Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Milton has witnessed the rise...

16. Nantucket

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Located to the south of Cape Cod, Nantucket is a small touristy island and a part of Massachusetts. The island is accessible through a ferry boat or via an aeroplane and has some chic boutique hotels and cafés to cater the visitors. This town was a whaling hub in the 19th century, and the scene is s...

17. Newburyport

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Newburyport is a beautiful historic seaport located in Essex County, Massachusetts. This coastal city emits old-world charm through its brick buildings and also has a part of Plum Island. The downtown is reminiscent of the historic architecture and gives life to local business and some great eating ...

18. Plymouth

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Plymouth is a coastal town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It is famous all over the world and especially in the US as ‘America’s Hometown’ for it was here that New England was first established in 1620 by the Mayflower Pilgrims. Plymouth has many places of historical significance includi...

19. Quincy

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Quincy is the largest city in the Norfolk County of Massachusetts. This city is known for being the birthplace of the United States’ Presidents John Adams, his son John Quincy Adams, and John Hancock. The town is pretty popular with the Asian community and has the highest Asian population in Massach...

20. Needham

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Needham is one of the most famous towns in the U.S. that people like to live in. Located in the Norfolk County of Massachusetts, it boasts of a very affluent neighborhood. The public schools are considered one of the best in the region and all of this can be attributed to the high percentage of whit...

21. Newton

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Newton is situated in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts and is a suburban area near Boston. It comprises of 13 villages and is surrounded by seven hills on the sides. It is this unique geographic alignment that it boasts of some of the most noteworthy parks, like the Norumbega Park near Charles ...

22. Northampton

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Northampton is located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and is a trendy city all over the U.S. Located to the west of the Connecticut River; the town is full of color and quiet celebrates it by welcoming people of diverse ethnicity with open arms. It has been tagged as the most liberal city in Am...

23. Revere

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Located in Suffolk County of Massachusetts, Revere was previously known as North Chelsea and was later renamed after Paul Revere, the American Revolutionary War patriot. The city has played a crucial role in the war and the remains of old times can be seen around, well-preserved. The city is also kn...

24. Rockport

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Rockport is situated at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, making it a serene coastal town. The town boasts of miles of calm and pristine beaches and fishermen's shacks that have now become tourists’ hotspots. Then there is the Thacher’s Island which is just off the Rockport coast and has twin light...

25. Salem

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Located at the Naumkeag River, Salem is a coastal city in Essex County of Massachusetts. This city brings along a very mystical history as it is here that the infamous Salem Witch Trials were conducted in 1692. The incident is so deeply etched in the history of the city that the Witch logos can be s...

26. Somerville

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Situated on the west bank of Mystic River, Somerville is a suburb in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is one of the most densely populated cities in New England and has a plethora of restaurants, shopping centers, and hangout places to hop around. Somerville originally became famous as the birthp...

27. Watertown

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One of the earliest settlements in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Watertown is situated in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. It is a town that offers both urban and suburban mix feeling, and it can be experienced first hand at the town center, Watertown Square. Charles River mainly borders it an...

28. Winthrop

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Named after John Winthrop, the second governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop is situated in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Located on a peninsula, it is a beautiful city that embraces the Atlantic Ocean to the east and provides a majestic skyline view of Boston to its west. One of the oldest...