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Located in the northeastern part of United States of America, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is bordered by New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, with the Atlantic Ocean forming the eastern border. Boston is the state capital and also the largest city. Lowell City is the first planned city in the US and it is here that the American industrial revolution started.
Massachusetts is historically significant and several of its tourist destinations revolve around ancient treasures. It is believed that several Algonquian tribes lived in this region for centuries before the British first set their foot in 1620â€™s. Several heritage trails such the Freedom Trail, the Black Heritage Trail and the Salem Heritage Tour are extremely interesting and exciting ways to explore the golden past of Massachusetts. Another draw is the Harvard Museum of Natural History which showcases some rare dinosaur remnants.
Home state of four Presidents, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, J.F. Kennedy and G.H.W. Bush, Massachusetts has a deep rooted political history. Adams National Historic Park and John F. Kennedy Historic site are two locations that pay tribute to the national leaders. Reputed educational institutions such as Massachusetts institute of technology and Harvard University are situated in the state.
Climatic variations are relatively higher for Massachusetts, with cold winters being customary for the entire state. Summers are warm with the coastal belt having slightly higher temperatures.
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are the popular island vacation spots. State parks, outdoor recreational destinations and above all the splendid historic sites in Massachusetts ensure that there is something exciting round the corner for every tourist.