People touring Faneuil Hall

Explore Massachusetts by Region

  • Cape Cod and the Islands
    Famous for its rolling dunes and gable-roofed, gray-shingled houses, Cape Cod is where you'll find outdoor activities and loads of fun family attractions. And the quaint islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are just a ferry ride away.
  • Central Massachusetts
    Sitting squarely in the heart of the state, the region encompasses New England's third largest city, a major living history museum, and a rural landscape dotted with orchards and pristine village greens.
  • Greater Boston
    Prefer visiting a city steeped in old-world ambience or a bustling, cosmopolitan urban center? Boston is both.
  • North of Boston
    Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious dining, fascinating museums, and diverse recreational activities, north of Boston and the Merrimack Valley are just minutes from Boston and New Hampshire.
  • South of Boston
    Where else can you visit a living-history museum that re-creates life in 1627, go whale watching, and take tea in an authentic Japanese museum? It has to be the region south of Boston where towns are alive with history, beaches, and quirky little surprises.
  • Western Massachusetts
    Bordering New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, western Massachusetts offers numerous cultural venues, picturesque towns, and plenty of outdoor recreation. Farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery are also area perks.
  • All regions
    Ready for a Massachusetts getaway but not sure where to start? Each region of Massachusetts has its own charm and offers its own unique adventures.
  • Regional tourism councils
    The state is divided into 16 individual tourism regions, and each region is marketed by a Regional Tourism Council (RTC), a nonprofit, membership-based organization.