Massachusetts Travel Information

By | October 19, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)

Massachusetts has all the diverse features that are typical of the New England area, and it has been widely considered the center of American Colonial and Revolutionary War history.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Massachusetts, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

In addition to the breathtaking scenery, top points of interest here include the historic capital of Boston, Cambridge and Harvard University, Cape Cod and the National Seashore, Gloucester (America’s oldest seaport), lobster dinners anywhere along the coast, statewide historic sites and Salem, with its fascinating story of the witch trial and the chamber of the Seven Gables.

There is much to do in Massachusetts, so we recommend the websites shown below.

CITY ATTRACTIONS:

  • Boston
  • provincetown
  • springfield

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Cambridge
  • Lowell
  • springfield
  • Worcester

GENERAL INTEREST:

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  • Times to Travel: Massachusetts is a great destination at any time of the year, especially for families, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Autumn colors (central and west) are exceptional and the beauty of Cape Cod and the coastline can be enjoyed all year round.

Massachusetts weather

Climate: Weather conditions in Massachusetts change rapidly, especially along coastal areas.

Those coastal areas enjoy moderate temperatures, both in summer and winter, when compared to central and western Massachusetts.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of Massachusetts, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are kept cooler in the summer months by ocean breezes.

Statewide, the spring months are pleasant, summers are comfortably mild, late fall cool and breezy, and winters are cold (on average) with significant snowfall.

Statewide, the average high temperature in July approaches 80 degrees, while in January, high temps are usually in the low 30s.

Across the state average precipitation levels are close to 45 inches, with slightly higher amounts in the Berkshire Hills, and on coastal areas south of Boston.

Seasonal Temperature Averages:

BOSTON

High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 40/4 (Feb) 33/0 (March) 46/7 (April) 52/10

May 71/21 (June) 77/25 (July) 81/27 (August) 81/27

(September) 76/24 (October) 67/19 (November) 50/10 (December) 39/3

Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 26/-3 (February) 19/-7 (March) 29/-2 (April) 38/3

May 52/11 (June) 60/15 (July) 65/18 (August) 65/18

(September) 59/15 (October) 52/10 (November) 36/2 (December) 26/-3

PITSFIELD

High temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 33/1 (February) 25/-4 (March) 40/4 (April) 50/9

May 69/20 (June) 75/23 (July) 77/24 (August) 78/ 25

(September) 74/23 (October) 65/18 (November) 43/6 (December) 32/0

Low Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 19/-7 (February) 10/-12 (March) 20/-6 (April) 32/0

May 43/6 (June) 52/10 (July) 56/13 (August) 56/13

(September) 50/9 (October) 46/8 (November) 27/-2 (December) 21/-6

Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park protects the landscape that was once the scene of a battle that ultimately resulted in the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The colonists then took up arms and defended their rights. They clashed with British regular troops in battle to achieve the creation of an independent American nation. It was the culmination of several years of conflict between Great Britain and its American colonies.

Minute Man was designated a historic park in 1959 and is currently protected by the National Park Service. It protects important historical monuments, buildings, properties and landscape units that are somehow related to the battles that took place here during the American Revolution. Minute Man describes what Americans’ struggles for freedom and rights looked like. The park covers approximately 900 acres of land. Visitors to the park can see the battlefield and feel the American revolutionary spirit after several centuries.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford used to be a leading whaling town until the American Civil War. Many other activities were connected with whaling, thus a complex business network was developed, ships were built, sails were sewn, ropes, barrels were made, and the finished ships were subsequently insured. Every sponsor, representative of a shipbuilding company or anyone who had anything to do with shipbuilding made huge profits at the time. Not for nothing was New Bedford for a time considered the richest city in the world.

The city was thus an exemplary example of industriousness and ingenuity and represented the spirit of the country. In the middle of the 19th century, it was home to the largest fishing port on Earth. New Bedford was also a very cosmopolitan city, the ship’s crew members were of various nationalities, coming from the Cape Verde Islands, the Azores, Portugal or the West Indies.

Today, the city of New Bedfort and its surroundings are designated as a National Historic Park, which preserves the historical and cultural monuments associated with the famous whaling era that reigned in New Bedford in the first half of the 19th century. The park includes a wide range of businesses, residential buildings, factories, but also palaces with a noticeable influence of Greek, Italian and Victorian architecture. There are also numerous museums that hold historical exhibits and records from that time. In this way, you can get to know how much financial influence whaling had at the time and how it affected the surrounding landscape.

Walk in the footsteps of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass as you walk the city’s cobbled streets and learn about their remarkable times. Today, you can visit the tourist center here, where you can find all kinds of brochures and leaflets about the history and present of the city. Better yet, head to the New Bedford Whaling Museum to learn a lot more. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum in America dedicated to the history of the American whaling industry and its largest port. Various exhibitions, publications and programs focusing on the history of whaling in the area are regularly organized here. It houses the most extensive collection of hunting-related art, artefacts and manuscripts from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park