One of the original thirteen States, Massachusetts is full of schoolbook worthy American sights. Plymouth Rock marks the place where English immigrants the Pilgrims landed hundreds of years ago, and you can trace the American Revolution and early Republic on Boston's Freedom Trail
and in Lexington and Concord
. Massachusetts has always been a notoriously progressive state, since Thoreau chronicled ... read more
the pleasures of the simple life on Walden pond. In recent years "Mass" was the first to implement universal health care for its residents, a pioneering effort, as well as an early adopter in decriminalizing marijuana. Visitors will enjoy the green hills and arts centers in the Berkshires
, the windy shores of Cape Cod
and Martha's Vineyard, the cosmopolitan streets of Boston, and, of course, the taste of "lobstah" and "chowdah," as pronounced in the distinctive local accent.