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Massachusetts vacation rentals and visitor attractions

History, art and fantastic seaside resorts, Massachusetts is a New England State with plenty to discover.

Boston is the principal city of Massachusetts. The streets of this historic city have borne witness to many turbulent events in American history. Walk the Freedom Trail, a trip through the streets where the American Revolution started. The Springfield Museums feature exhibits of national importance. Popular culture is represented by the 'Cheers Bar' where you can experience for yourself the bar made famous by the classic TV series. Sports fans will love the imposing Red Sox stadium. Nearby, you will find the world famous Harvard University and several important art collections.

Choose Cape Cod summer rentals to enjoy this atmospheric seaside destination set with characteristic lighthouses, sailing boats and delightful seafood restaurants. The bracing sea views are best enjoyed by walking the many walking trails. Come down to the wharf in Plymouth to set out on a whale-watching trip or rent a sea kayak to explore the tranquility of the coastline for yourself.

For a characteristic New England town, come the Deerfield. Here you will find white clapperboard houses and 13 museum houses where you can take a peak into 18th and 19th century New England life. Lively walking tours inform the visitor of the town's history and some colourful local characters. In the autumn, the trees of New England turn burning shades of gold and umber.

Finally, for a creepy day out visit Salem, the town afflicted by the famous 'witch trials' in the 17th century. The Witch House, where the prosecuting magistrate lived, still stands and you can tour this spooky structure if you dare! Discover more about the trials from unique historical documents at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Massachusetts vacation rentals include cottages and New England beach houses.

Massachusetts self-catering holiday cottages and apartments to rent: