No visit to Massachusetts can be complete without seeing Boston, a city not without influence or money, and rich in culture and history. The city that hosted the original Boston Tea Party back in 1773, entertains over 16.3 million visitors, who come to see historical sites, theatre, outstanding museums, galleries and cultural events like the St Patrick's Day Parade.
If you can, plan to arrive in the fall when the days are crisp and sunny and the autumnal foliage is at its peak beauty. Don't miss Chinatown, next to the commercial and theatre district - try the outstanding Asian food or investigate herbalists' shops and then take a walk the 3.5 mile Freedom Trail that incorporates more than 20 historical sites.
Keys to your Alamo hire car in your pocket, you can plan a visit to Cambridge, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MiT), or hop over to the coast in air-conditioned comfort. You won't want to miss Provincetown at the very tip of the Cape Cod peninsula with its 14 lighthouses and miles of white beaches, sea cliffs, and dunes. This is one of the few places in the United States where you can watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Provincetown has such a variety of beautiful scenes that it has become one of the oldest artist colonies in America and has excellent galleries, cutting-edge theatre and unique shops. You can also arrange a cruise to the offshore islands of Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard - the holiday playground of New York's elite.
The Massachusetts coast is recognised as one of the best sites for whale watching because of the diversity of whale species that frequent the nearby feeding grounds. Drive to Gloucester, on the southern end of Cape Ann, where, along with Newbury, Boston and Plymouth, whale-watching tours depart. While you're there, you could go to a beach clambake or sample some clam chowder - Massachusetts folks are serious about it.
Choose Alamo Rent A Car for great value car hire in Massachusetts. As well as our comprehensive deals and straightforward service, you can pick up your car at one of our Boston depots to start your journey through the blend of old and new that is Massachusetts today.
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