As one of the original colonies, Massachusetts enjoys a rich historic tradition. From the modern urban sprawl of Boston to the quaint towns of Cape Cod, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of environments and activities. Massachusetts is full of historic sites, museums, musical venues, sporting parks and more.
- Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Blvd Boston, MA 02210 in BOSTON, MA
Boston enjoys a rich history with an exciting art scene. Each spring at the World Trade Center, more than 200 exhibitors arrive to sell a variety of crafts and original works of art. Additionally, some vendors help enthusiast understand how the industry works with lecture series and informational booths.
Take a drive through Forest Park in Springfield, during their Bright Nights to view one of the best winter holiday lights festivals. Pay close attention to the themed lights such as Seuss Land, Toy Land, and Winter Woods. Stop at the Bright Nights' Gift Shop for a photograph with Santa.
As a coastal city, Boston is known to have some of the best seafood in the world. As winter ends, the International Boston Seafood Show brings together people in the culinary trade. The three-day show allows people in the industry to attend conferences and learn the most up to date information of the trade.
- Mansfield High and Middle Schools Mansfield, MA 2143 in MANSFIELD, MA
In the spring, Mansfield hosts its annual New England Folk Festival. There is a large selection of events to participate in or watch. Folk dancing plays a large part in this celebration with square dancing, folk dancing, contra and many more. There are foods and crafts to enjoy as well.
- Ski Butternut 380 State Road, Route 23 Great Barrington, MA 1230 in GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
The Berkshires are known for the arts in various forms. Each year over the Fourth of July weekend, the Berkshires Arts Festival hosts a variety of dance, art, theater, and music. Guests can attend workshops, children's activities, and live performances. Original artwork in various mediums from ceramics to sculpture is displayed.
In July, Lowell hosts the largest folk festival in the United States that is free. Here guests can enjoy constant live music from a diverse range of genres on six stages. While not enjoying the music, guest can enjoy a variety of ethnic foods and homemade crafts.