What type of images come to your mind when you think about Massachusetts? If you are like most people, you either think about Boston or you think about heavy snow in the winter time. In reality, Massachusetts is quite a diverse area and, depending upon where you visit and the time of year you are in the state, you are going to find something interesting to see and do.
Perhaps one of the more interesting things about the state of Massachusetts is its history. The area was founded in 1620 and the pilgrims occupied it at that time but it was occupied much earlier by Native Americans. Eventually, Massachusetts became one of the more important of the 13 colonies, taking the lead in resisting the oppression by the British. It culminated in the Boston tea party in 1773 with Lexington and Concorde beginning the revolution by fighting British troops in 1775.
The economy of the state is driven by many different factors, including shipping, commercial fishing and a variety of industries. They are also the second largest producer of cranberries, with Wisconsin leading the list. In more recent years, tourism has become an important part of the economy, which is why it is such a great state to visit. Not only can you see the historical landmarks, you can visit the beaches on the coast or enjoy the wilderness in the interior.
A number of firsts also found their way into the state of Massachusetts. For example, it is the state where the Boston cream pie was invented and the first lighthouse in the United States was built in Boston Harbor. Boston is also the home of the first sewing machine and the first telephone, as Alexander Graham Bell lived in the area. The first public park in the United States was also established at the Boston Commons, and it has been a part of the city since 1634.
There are so many interesting things to see and do in the state of Massachusetts, why wouldn’t you set your sights on it and take a vacation? Regardless of whether you are skiing in the winter time, enjoying the beaches in the summer or taking a ride through the fall colors, the state provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. Make sure you book your trip today and once you get here, you won’t want to leave.