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This holiday to Massachusetts is the perfect combination of a city break and a relaxing beach holiday. Start in Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, steeped in history yet lively and youthful thanks to a vibrant student population. You will also take in the beautiful beaches and rolling dunes of Cape Cod.
Boston is a compact city, an eclectic mix of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers interspersed with bohemian neighbourhoods. Boston is the perfect city to explore on foot with most of the major attractions within easy walking distance of one another. Boston Common holds the distinction of being the oldest park in America and is the starting point of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile (4km) trail that links 16 historic sights associated with America’s early struggle for freedom from British control.
Next stop on your holiday to Massachusetts is the coastal resort of Cape Cod. Famous for its miles of beaches, rolling sand dunes, legendary sea food and excellent water sports. There is lots to do in Cape Cod aside from relaxing on the beach. Take a trip to the Islands of Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, go whale watching or explore one of the historic lighthouses dotted along the coast. Cape Cod seafood is world famous, so whether it’s the fried clams, oysters or fresh lobster that take your fancy, no visit is complete without trying some of the incredible fresh local seafood!
Boston- Laze around Boston Common: Grab a blanket and your sweetie for a lazy afternoon enjoying the countrys oldest public park.
Boston-Check Out the Street Performers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace you could spend the entire afternoon here.
Day 1-4 Boston
Boston is a compact city, an eclectic mix of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers interspersed with bohemian neighbourhoods. It’s the perfect city to explore on foot with most of the major attractions within easy walking distance of one another. Boston Common holds the distinction of being the oldest park in America and is the starting point of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile (4km) trail that links 16 historic sights associated with America’s early struggle for freedom from British control. A great way to discover the city is to follow the trail and uncover the events leading up to, and including, the American Revolution.
Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top floor of the Prudential Building. From 52 floors up you can see a 360 degree view of Boston and on a clear day you can even see the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Visit the Boston Children’s Museum, a great day for all the family. It is recognized internationally as a research and development centre for Children’s exhibitions and educational programs.
Explore the New England Aquarium Museum, get your bearings of the city with a Boston Duck Tour, Grab lunch at Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall market hall. You will find food stalls serving everything from pizza to chowder! It’s a great pace to people watch and usually full of street performers.
Day 5-7 Cape Cod
We have included 4 days fully inclusive car rental to give you easier access from Boston to Cape Cod and to explore the Cape Cod area which is approximately a 2 hour drive away, depending on the time of year and traffic.
The Cape has great beaches to keep your family happy for hours on end but there are also so many more activities you can enjoy. For those that like to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, cycle the Cape Cod Rail trail. This trail follows a former railroad right of way for 22 miles through small Island towns. You can hop on and off the trail and still be right next to the beach.
A great family favourite is a Whale watching activity available from many locations throughout the cape. These cruises with take you to the migration routes of these incredible sea creatures to witness them in their own environment.
Chatham is a very quaint seaside town on the south east tip of the Cape. It’s well known for its beautiful beaches and its landmark lighthouse but it also has a really good railroad Museum which exhibits model trains and artifacts dating from 1887.