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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

  • Charmed by Chatham | A Picturesque Cape Cod Town

    Charmed by Chatham | A Picturesque Cape Cod Town

    As the end of August approaches, many of us are hopping into the car to enjoy one of the final weekends of summer. Seeking rest and relaxation, trips are motivated by the hopes of capturing those satisfying moments of a quintessential New England summer: time by the ocean, breathing in...Read more

Massachusetts Articles

  • Photographs of Boston's Landmarks

    Photographs of Boston's Landmarks

    Boston can lay claim to some of the most recognizable landmarks and icons in New England. Enjoy the beauty of Beantown in this slide show of photographs submitted by our readers. 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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