Boston, Worcester, and Lowell Massachusetts are destinations that are full of history and have a plethora of things to do. The most populous cities in the state will mean a ton of congestion on the roads. It is recommended that if you don't have to drive, you shouldn't. Using a charter bus is a great way to get to see all the sites without the worry of navigating the city streets. Bus rental will make your vacation less stressful as you sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving for you.
The Freedom Trail
This 2.5 mile walk takes you on a historical trip to 16 sites. You will get to explore museums, meetinghouses, churches, burial grounds, parks, a ship and historic markers. You will get to learn about the American Revolution that has its beginnings in Boston. Tour guides dressed in 18th century attire tell tales of American history which consists of treason, fights and revolution. Parents and children alike will enjoy learning American history in this fun and interactive way.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is home to over 2000 animals. It is also the global leader in saving endangered turtles. A giant 4 story ocean tank is a sight to behold. Consisting of a coral reef, an underwater communications system, and hundreds of Caribbean reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels and fish there is so much to see. Other animals to experience are penguins, sea lion, green anaconda, jelly fish and many more.
Cascading Waters is part of the Greater Worcester Land Trust. It is a park made up of many trails for hiking. Beautiful nature surrounds you on your hike up to the waterfall. It's hard to believe you are in a city when surrounded by so much nature. Cascading Waters is just what the name implies: a picturesque and calming waterfall that eases your mind and spirit.
Enjoy this indoor/ outdoor hands on museum to explore wildlife, walk through tree tops, explore nature trails, and visit galaxies near and far. Some exhibits include, The Arctic Next Door: Mount Washington. This exhibit explores the weather and geology of Mt. Washington. The Nature Explore Outdoor exhibit is a hands on experience that explores nature by building, digging, climbing, music and movement. The Electricity exhibit brings electricity to life in an interactive way by exploring magnetic fields, electric charges and battery technology. These are just a few examples of what the EcoTarium has to offer.
National Historical Park
Start your day at Market Mills where you can find the National Park Visitors Center. Here you can make reservations for tours, explore exhibits, visit the Children's Corner or browse the bookstore. Tours include: The Views of Lowell Tour, Ranger Talks, Working the Water Boat Tour, Engineering Innovation Boat Tour, and the Transforming Landscapes Tour. It is recommended that you make reservations for tours since they fill up quickly. There is much to do and see here, you are sure to not be disappointed.
Come out and cheer on the minor league baseball team, the Lowell Spinners. Founded in 1996, the Spinners have made a strong following in the city of Lowell playing in LeLacheur Park. The park has a foul ball fun zone which includes giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, speed pitch, the Game Hut with carnival games, the magic door, Dunk the Yankee dunk tank and more. The park also offers a youth baseball camp and facility rental.
The past and the present are equally represented in Massachusetts. Your travels can take you back in time, before the Revolution or propel you into the future all within the boarders of this great state. The decision of what you wish to make your trip is up to you. Massachusetts provides the attractions and all you have to supply is the time.