Book a flight to Massachusetts and be part of history. From Paul Revere to the New England Patriots, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the Massachusetts hype.
People booking flights to Massachusetts are in for a heavy dose of history. Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Paul Revere’s famous ride took place from Boston to Lexington, the Boston Tea Party started taxation without representation around the nation, and Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to abolish slavery. The Bay State continues to be a political hot-spot and travelers booking flights to Massachusetts will be immersed in history, legends and legacies.
Massachusetts flights arrive in Boston, the state’s capital city and the start of the Freedom Trail. From Boston, visitors can board trains, rent cars, or board additional Massachusetts flights to other regions of the state or throughout New England. Don’t make Massachusetts a short trip – take a moment and celebrate the nation’s history and achievements by exploring the state to its fullest.
Chances are visitors will book return flights to Massachusetts before even leaving the state.
Popular Destinations in Massachusetts
Massachusetts has cold winters and warm to sticky hot summers. July and August temperatures can reach the low 90s, but this is also the high tourist season and Massachusetts flights and accommodations can be pricey. September and October are typically mild and sunny. November is the start of winter, which lasts through February. January temperatures can go down to the low 20s and teens. The average snowfall is 42 inches, with most of it falling in the central and western regions.The coast is milder in winter and cooler in summer. The Berkshires are cooler year-round.
Massachusetts is well-serviced by public transportation. Trains and buses leave from Boston to the north shore, central and western Massachusetts, and the south shore. There is also bus and ferry service to Cape Cod, ferry service to Nantucket and Cuttyhunk, and Nantucket Airlines offers Massachusetts flights from Hyannis to Nantucket.
Once at your destination, walking is generally the preferred method for seeing the sights. To cover distance quickly in Boston, take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or the “T”). The T is second only to taking a cab for getting around Boston and Cambridge and parts of Brookline.
Bicycling is also popular throughout the state, although it can be risky in city traffic. Provincetown has the Province Lands Bike Trail that is difficult but has great scenery. Cambridge is more bicycle friendly with bike lanes on most roads.
Martha’s Vineyard has heavy traffic in the summer and provides shuttles, buses, and bikes to get you around the island.
Driving around the state is always an option. Try to avoid driving in the cities as Massachusetts drivers are as rude as they are reputed to be, and especially try to avoid rush hour.
For more information on things to do in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com
(prices quoted are from London)