Welcome to Massachusetts!
Massachusetts is known as the “Cradle of History of the United States” and the heart of New England. It was here that the first pilgrims came to American soil in 1620 and since then, the legacy of state has been created by colonialists, sailors, immigrants and industrial.
Located in the northeastern region of the United States, Massachusetts extends from the tip of Cape Cod in the Atlantic Ocean, to the Berkshire Mountains, on the border with the state of New York. It is a state rich in cultural attractions, festivals, activities, arts, outdoor recreation and sightseeing. A place where the sea and the mountain peaks are close and the contrasts are everywhere, from the sophisticated Boston to deserted beaches, rolling hills, enchanting islands and small and dynamic communities.
It is very easy to get to Massachusetts. Logan International Airport in Boston, is the main entrance of the state and offers the shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to the United States. Logan Airport offers direct flights starting from 37 international destinations every day, and its new international terminal is a few minutes from the center, allowing easy access to all arriving passengers.
Boston is the largest city in the region and the capital of Massachusetts, and has benefited from its multicultural impulse for centuries. Today, it is the social, economic and cultural center of New England. It is a beautiful and compact city where it’s easy to move; its historical, architectural and cultural riches are incomparable.
As you explore Massachusetts, take the time to visit the Plimouth Plantation, where the first Europeans came to settle in New England. Walk the Freedom Trail (Liberty Road) in Boston – a path of red brick with 4 kilometers long which shows the rich history of the American Revolution. Visit the sites of the battles of Lexington and Concord, which occurred during the revolution, and the North Shore of Boston, with its old and picturesque harbors. Explore cities with windmills, as Lowell and Worcester, which have historic sites and museums that tell the story of the transition of the United States to an industrial society.
If you want to shop, Massachusetts has a huge variety of shops. Buy in Boston can be very sophisticated, with the best international brands – Christian Dior Chanel and Louis Vuitton and Armani. If you like to haggle, please visit one of the factory, where you will find well-known brands at very low prices stores. If you are looking for special items created by artisans from Massachusetts, there are galleries and artists’ studios throughout the state.
Massachusetts has wonderful restaurants and some of the best known and respected leaders of the United States. However, are the local ingredients that make Massachusetts a gastronomic destination: the coast seafood markets selling fresh lobsters, local vineyards and breweries, plus hundreds of farms where you can pick what you want and create special memories.
The outdoor activities and pillows quiet energize the senses. Enjoy a cruise in search of whales to see amazing humpback or sperm whales that inhabit the waters of Massachusetts every summer. If you are looking for rest, enjoy the tranquility and the cultural charm of Berkshire Mountains in the west, where world-class spas are revitalizing, and enchanting landscapes provide the perfect place.
Massachusetts will offer you a range of activities during their stay. Whether you decide to explore the streets of our cities and our countryside, hope to welcome you and we hope that your visit is wonderful.
Monthly average temperatures range from Boston -2º C in January to 22 C in July. Massachusetts has four distinct seasons – autumn, the leaves become one “carpet” that impresses with its colorful. The winters are sunny, and the snow makes the bright landscape. Spring is an explosion of daffodils, and the summers are hot and perfect for spending long days on the beach.
For information on travel requirements, visit: www.dhs.gov .