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Massachusetts Attractions

Discover the best sights in Massachusetts with some popular tours & day trips, or check out our list of 300 fun activities in Massachusetts. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can rest easy and channel all your energy into planning an unforgettable vacation.

Free Things to Do in Massachusetts

There's no need to run your credit card hot in Massachusetts. The following won't cost a cent.

Discovery Museums - Brimming with interesting objects and exhibits, this gallery is a wonderland for minds that thirst for knowledge.

Cat Rock Park - Spoil the kids with a good time or be a big kid again yourself — this place just oozes fun.

Old North Bridge - This well-known landmark is an unique backdrop for that vacation profile pic.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - If you like delving into bygone eras, this is one attraction you really shouldn't miss.

Walden Pond - Get out of life's fast lane and spend a bit of time out beside the water.

Monument Square - Look up your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

Edwards Church - Take a moment for some prayer or meditation at this respected holy site.

Cat Rock Park - Revitalize your mind and soul by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Massachusetts

Boston

One of the nation’s most historically interesting cities has numerous museums, exciting sports, great seafood and plenty of free activities.

MuseumsUrbanUniversities

Provincetown

With its historical connections to the Pilgrims, its stunning scenery and liberal mindset, this seaside town is one of the liveliest destinations on the Cape.

SeafoodBikingEntertainment

Nantucket

Unspoiled beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and expensive restaurants and hotels make this Massachusetts island the perfect place to relax and unwind.

ExcursionsIslandsTours

Hyannis

Explore beaches, shop for Cape Cod souvenirs or sail the waters around this coastal village, which was the preferred vacation spot of former president John. F. Kennedy. 

SeafoodFerriesShopping

Salem

Take time in Salem to visit attractions like Salem Witch Museum and Witch House. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Salem Station to see more of the city.

MuseumsArchitectureWalking

Plymouth

Originally settled in 1620, the birthplace of Thanksgiving remains a great place to connect with the origins of American history. 

BoatingPortsMuseums

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Massachusetts on a rainy day?

There's no need to squelch your way through a rainy day when there are so many awesome indoor activities like these to enjoy:

What is Massachusetts famous for?

Your days will be full with all of these noteworthy attractions to cross off your checklist:

  • Fenway Park
  • TD Garden
  • Boston Common
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

What should I not miss in Massachusetts?

Don't venture home without crossing off the following fantastic attractions:

  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • New England Aquarium
  • Northeastern University

Are there cheap things to do in Massachusetts?

What can you do in Massachusetts for free?

Your time away in Massachusetts won't cost an arm and a leg with free attractions like these to keep you entertained:

  • Boston Common
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Harvard Square
  • Copley Place