Suggestions for sightseeing in Massachusetts?
I will be traveling to Massachusetts from October 11 to 17. I'm going to be visiting Marblehead, Rockport, Whale Watching in Gloucester, Hammond Castle, Salem for a day, a tour in Boston/Concord/Lexington, Plymouth, day in Nantucket, Hot Air Ballooning in New Hampshire, driving through New Hampshire, and spending a night in Vermont. Trying to decide what to see my last day there and what are must sees before I leave. I was thinking of taking a scenic drive from Vermont through the Berkshires, Central Massachusetts (maybe Springfield and Worcester) and then back to Boston before my flight at 8:00 p.m. Any more suggestions
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Wow, it seems you have a great trip already planned out. But here are some suggestions for the Bay State Salem has two witch museums, you want the one on the common, the other is real cheesy. Salem also has the Peabody Essex Museum, which is nice. It is an anthropological museum. Salem also has lots of shops and restaurants. Worcester, not too much here, We've got the Higgins armory, which is a medieval armor museum, and we have a small art museum. Not much else. The only other thing is the Ecotarium which is a science museum geared towards kids. Just outside Worcester is the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston. Springfield has the Basketball Hall of fame and a few Museums downtown Just to the north of Springfield are the college towns of Northampton and Amherst. Lots of shops and restaurants. Also there is the Pratt Museum which a nice small natural history museum in Amherst College Smith College in Northampton also has an Art museum (never been there) Just to the north of that is Deerfield which has Yankee Candle Flagship store and a Butterfly conservatory. You might want to consider going to the Whaling Museum in New Bedford. There is also the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge (way out in Western MA) Mass Moca in North Adams (also way out in western MA) The last day you might want to got to Boston: Here is a list of things to do in the Boston area: Musuems, lots of Museums: The MFA (art) Isabella Stuart Gardner (art) ICA (art) The Aquarium, The Science Museum, Harvard and MIT museums, not to mention all the Historical sites; sites along the Freedom Trail, John Adams House Check listings for concerts, plays and other events Red Sox Game, or other sports event Visit the Harbor Islands shopping, lots of shopping in Quincy Market, Newbury Street or Harvard Square in Cambridge, also visit the insanely overpriced Copley Place Mall Duck tours Go to the top of the Prudential Tower for a great view
In Boston they have the charles river sightseeing tours which takes you around the charles river past harvard university and Boston University