Massachusetts Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Dubbed as "The Bay State" because of the three large bays that shape and dominate the coastline, Massachusetts offers more than just its bays to travelers. From historical sites to diverse regional flavors to natural destinations to famous vacation spots, Massachusetts can easily be considered as one of the premier holiday destinations in the US.
Before traveling to the state, make sure that you have browsed through our listings for Massachusetts vacation homes that are scattered throughout the state. Some of the cities and areas where you can rent a vacation home would include those in Cape Cod, Berkshires, Boston, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Also make sure to consider grabbing one of the Massachusetts vacation offers and Massachusetts vacation specials that we have here to make the most out of your vacation.
Massachusetts Vacation Rentals: Best Vacation Destinations
A peninsula situated on the eastern portion of the state, Cape Cod is popular tourist destination because of its beaches, historic sites, natural attractions, art galleries and world-class restaurants. Aside from this, Cape Cod is an excellent vacation spot for those who want to play golf, do some fishing and other recreational activities.
There are also many Cape Cod beach vacation home rentals for those who would be traveling alone, with their partner or with their friends or family. You can look through our listings for Brewster vacation homes, Chatham vacation rentals and vacation homes in Provincetown. Be sure to choose one which would have the most convenient location based on your trip itinerary.
All of the towns in Cape Cod have their own sites of interest. Some of the most popular attractions in the region would be: the Cape Cod National Seashore, which has six swimming beaches, dramatic cliffs, pristine dunes, crystal clear freshwater and numerous self-guided nature trails; the Cape Cod Baseball League; the Cape Cod Central Railroad; and of course, the Cape Cod lighthouses which would include Nobska Light, Sandy Neck Light, Nauset Light, Lewis Bay Light and Cape Cod Light.
Some of the activities that you can do while renting a Cape Cod beach vacation home would be visiting art galleries, biking, boating and other waters sports, laying golf, fishing, camping and whale watching.
The Berkshire Hills or the Berkshires are located at the western part of Massachusetts. They are actually made up of three separate mountains ranges and offer various attractions such as the Mount Greylock State Reservation, the Savoy Mountain State Forest, the Mount Washington State Forest, the Shakespeare Theater Company, Jimmy Peak Resort and the Norman Rockwell Museum. You might want to consider staying at a Berkshire Hills vacation rental if you want to vacation in a more rural but beautiful landscape.
As the capital of the state and the largest in the New England region, it is not a surprise that Boston is visited millions of travelers every year. This makes it one of the top ten most popular tourist destinations in the US. It offers a plethora of historical attractions, museums and events that any kind of traveler would enjoy.
You can look for a Boston vacation rental and start with the city's museums. Some of the most famous museums in the city would include the Boston Children's Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Science, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the USS Constitution Museum and the Semitic Museum. Touring the city's museums alone could take up one or two days, which would be great especially for art enthusiasts.
After visiting the museums, you can go to the different attractions around the city such as the Arnold Arboretum, the Boston Harbor Islands State Park, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Copley Square, the New England Conservatory and the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory.
Boston also offers something for sports lovers as it is considered as a sports town, with most of its professional teams well loved. Some of the sports teams that Boston is known for include the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the New England Patriots. While staying at a vacation home in Boston, make sure to pass by Fenway Park, which is the home of the baseball team Boston Red Sox, and the Gillette Stadium, which is the home of the football team New England Patriots.
Once known as a whaling center, Martha's Vineyard has become the favorite summertime haven of numerous celebrities, earning it the nickname "Hollywood East". The island is made up of six towns where you can rent a Martha's Vineyard vacation home. These six towns would be Aquinnah, Chilmark, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Tisbury and West Tisbury.
While staying at your Massachusetts vacation rental home in Martha's Vineyard, make sure to see the Gay Head cliffs at Aquinnah and the several lighthouses. You might also want to go swimming on any one of the island's beaches such as South Beach, State Beach, Lucy Vincent Beach and Aquinnah Beach or Moshup Beach. Some of the other activities that you can do on the island include charter fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking and playing golf.
Offering quiet harbors, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, an interesting history and beautiful gardens and old mansions, Nantucket is a top tourist destination especially for professionals, celebrities and average individuals who just want to get away from it all and relax. Hanging out by the beach and fishing are the top activities to do here. However, if you are planning to rent a Nantucket vacation home, be sure to take time to see the other attractions in the island such as Great Point, the Old Windmill and Brant Point Light. You might also want to schedule your holiday during one of the Nantucket festivals such as the Daffodil Festival, the Nantucket Wine Festival, the Nantucket Harvest Festival and the Nantucket Arts Festival.
Massachusetts Vacation Rentals: The Perfect Combination of an Exciting and a Relaxing Getaway
Be sure to check out all the listings that we have for vacation homes in Massachusetts as we have outlined the best and most affordable options that you have when you visit the Bay State for a memorable vacation.