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Monday, April 16, 2018

Massachusetts Official State Facts + Travel Tips

Massachusetts Official State Facts + Travel Tips
Massachusetts is a beautiful state located in the New England region of the United States. While it's smaller in size (compared to a lot of other states), it's big on history and hospitality. The capital city is Boston and it's the most populous city in the state and in the entire New England region.

Official Massachusetts State Facts:

Nickname: The Bay State
Capital: Boston
Borders: Atlantic Ocean to the east, Connecticut & Rhode Island to the south, Vermont & New Hampshire to the north and New York to the west.
State Bird: Black-Capped Chickadee
State Dog: Boston Terrior
State Cat: Tabby
State Horse: Morgan Horse
State Shell: New England Neptune
State Marine Mammal: Right Whale
State Fish: Cod
State Insect: Ladybug
State Tree: American Elm
State Flower: Mayflower
State Gemstone: Rhodonite
State Beverage: Cranberry Juice
Major Industries: Manufacturing, Tourism, Higher Education, Marine Fishing & Trade
Massachusetts Official State Facts + Travel Tips

Major Tourist Attractions and Landmarks:

Cape Cod Bay
Martha's Vineyard
Nantucket
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
Institute of Contemporary Arts - Boston
Minute Man National Historical Park
The Boston Marathon
Old Sturbridge Village
Pilmoth Plantation
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Holyoke Heritage State Park
Paul Revere House
Fenway Park Massachusetts

As a traveler, we've visited the city of Boston (twice) for mostly business. We did get to explore a little bit each time we were there. The city is beautiful and we loved it's historical charm. We plan on visiting the Boston again (for pleasure) and will be exploring the city more in-depth.

About 20 years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket for several days with my family. If you love the Atlantic Coast, you're absolutely going to love these two destinations. Each of them have their own vibe and the beach scene is absolutely gorgeous! My favorite coastal areas in New England for sure!

On our travel bucket list is a Massachusetts 2-week vacation. We plan on visiting 7 areas within the state and will be blogging our entire experience to share with our readers here on our travel blog. Stay tuned for that!

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