Not to brag, but Massachusetts was made for family fun. We have six zoos and three aquariums. We have hundreds of charming farms, where you can pick strawberries, peaches, or apples, and pet goats, ponies, or sheep. We have a pirate museum, a witch museum, and an Animagic museum. For fresh air family fun, we have the best beaches for sandcastle building, the best places to pitch a tent, and the best places to learn how to ski. For rainy days, we have an indoor trampoline park, an indoor water park, and one of the best children’s museums in the country. We have the Basketball Hall of Fame, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and one of the most famous and beloved ballparks in the world. We have swan boats, duck tours, whale watches and dinosaur tracks. Quite simply, we have everything fun for kids of any and all ages. Okay, maybe that was a little bit of bragging.

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  • Salem Food Tours

    Salem

    Guided food walking tours of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Guests enjoy samples at some of Salem's best restaurants and shops, while... more

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  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

    Lenox

    Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J. P. Morgan. Designed... more

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  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    Springfield

    The mission of the Forest Park Zoological Society is to promote public awareness and appreciation for indigenous and exotic animals,... more

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  • 1749 Spooner House

    Plymouth

    1749 house occupied by five generations of Spooner family; furnished entirely with family heirlooms. Open Thurs & Fri, 2-6pm; Sat 10... more

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  • Boston Food Tours

    Boston

    Discover one of the most vibrant ethnic neighborhoods in this country. Take a three-hour culinary walking tour of Boston's Italian... more

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  • Boston Harbor Cruises

    Boston

    Six sightseeing cruise options; historical sightseeing cruise, Charles River and Locks tour, USS "Constitution" cruises; sunset cruise, lighthouse tours and... more

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  • Cape Cod Central Railroad

    Hyannis

    Two-hour scenic train rides through cranberry bogs and seaside villages; luncheon trains, elegant dinner trains, and family supper trains. more

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  • Copley Place

    Boston

    Located in the historic Back Bay, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including: Neiman Marcus,... more

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  • Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

    Charlemont

    Our 3-hour-long zip line canopy tour leads adventurers on an aerial trek through the woods by means of 9 zip lines, 2... more

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  • Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens

    Amherst

    The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens is the birthplace and home of America's best-loved poet, Emily Dickinson, and... more

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  • Imagination Island

    Plymouth

    Imagination Island is the Boston area's premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and... more

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  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

    Rotating exhibits of cutting-edge, international artists in a new 65,000-square-foot, four-story cantilever design by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Exhibition space, performing... more

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  • Island Alpaca Farm of Martha's Vineyard

    Oak Bluffs

    Get up close with these gentle, lovable, friendly and fun creatures at Island Alpaca Farm to learn more about the... more

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  • The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

    A 90 minute walking tour of Salem's most haunted sites! Tour is lead by costumed licensed guides. more

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  • 1869 Schoolhouse Museum - Eastham Historical Society

    Eastham

    1869 one-room schoolhouse as it was in the 1930s; attached museum with school memorabilia, local, fishing industry, whaling and military artifacts.... more

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  • African Meeting House on Nantucket/The Museum of Afro-American History

    Nantucket

    Built in 1820s, pristinely restored with a coved ceiling reflecting its maritime heritage. National Historic Landmark, located in area formerly... more

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  • Ara's Tours

    Nantucket

    90-minute van tour of Nantucket Island with resident naturalist and photographer. more

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  • Beer and Chocolate Tour

    Boston

    Overview: Are you ready for the most unique tour you've ever seen in Boston?? Clear your taste buds for this... more

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  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. more

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  • Colonial Lantern Tours

    Plymouth

    Nightly historic or ghost walking tours of Plymouth; punched-tin lanterns provided. Plymouth's original tour company. more

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