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Massachusetts – timeless beauty, where history and the future come together …

From coastal Cape Cod, its beauty sculpted by the Atlantic, to the lively Berkshire arts scene in the west, Massachusetts weaves the story of New England. Contemporary style mixes with history in settings that move from endless beaches to rolling hills. Multicultural Boston, a waterfront mecca whose cobblestone streets are lined with sleek boutiques, is where Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere lived and President John F. Kennedy was born. The Pilgrims landed in Provincetown, where today’s mix of history and hipness is astounding. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard islands entice visitors to shop, explore golden beaches, and learn about whaling history. Meanwhile, in the west, Great Barrington boasts culinary greatness; State of Massachusettsworld-class cultural institutions turn up everywhere; and places like the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County offer interesting and eclectic college towns in Amherst, Northampton, and Williamstown—hotbeds of vibrant energy. Grounded in history, propelled by restless curiosity, Massachusetts rewards its visitors with fresh surprises.

Massachusetts Destinations

  • The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

    The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

    It was a good hour before dusk when we rolled into the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. It was a sticky July evening and like so many of the other families vacationing on the Cape that were around us, we took our time selecting the perfect spot. This one's...Read more

Massachusetts Articles

  • Here in New England: Hank, a Well-Traveled Dog

    Here in New England: Hank, a Well-Traveled Dog

    There are stories that belong to a place as much as landscape or houses or the people who walk its streets. Through the years, the stories take root and burrow into the fabric of the town. This is such a story. Let's tell it now before memories become clouded and...Read more

Jud's Journal

  • Massachusetts

    On this episode of Jud's Journal, Yankee Magazine Editor in Chief touches on Colonial history, the Puritans of Massachusetts, and the American work ethic.
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