The Uncommon Place in the Commonwealth
To sample a heavenly slice of Massachusetts there's no better place than the secluded beaches and in the cozy waterfront eateries or the eclectic art galleries and awe-inspiring state parks of southeastern Massachusetts. There are 10 good reasons you should consider southeastern Massachusetts for your next vacation.
- It's breezy and beautiful - located at the western end of Buzzards Bay the Sandy 5 mile long horse neck Beach is breezy all year providing excellent windsurfing and a respite from the warm summer sun. It is one of the premier birding locations in New England.
- It's amazingly Arty - New Bedford was named the seventh most artistic city in America in 2011. There is an amazing ratio of residents who are professional artists. Stroll along this gorgeous city's cobblestone streets and you will find galleries, exhibits etc. hop in a trolley car and explore artist studios and antique shops converted from textile mills.
- It's heaven for military history buffs -Fall rivers Battleship Cove boasts the largest collection of U.S. naval vessels in the world. It is home to five national historic landmarks. Battleship USS Massachusetts, Destroyer USS Joseph P Kennedy, the World War II Attack Submarine USS Lionfish, and PT boats 617 and 796. The centerpiece of the museum is a USS Massachusetts which arrived in Fall River in June 1965 after its wartime crew of "Big Mamie" waged a successful campaign to save the ship from the scrapyard.
- It's wonderful for water lovers - take to the water with kayaking or paddle boarding in Norton. Head to New Bedford for the fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard or hop aboard a harbor tour or sunset cruise.
- It's sublime for shoppers - from browsing stylish urban art galleries to forward fashion boutiques and thrift stores.. It’s the place for shoppers. Check out the hundred and 40 stores at Emerald Square or Wrentham village. Be sure to check newly opened Macys. You can shop there and ship everything to your home. With Macys coupons from the travel book it would be worth the try.
- It's always time for tea - the Easton tea room is owned and operated by the Fall River historical Society. This is no teabag in a paper cup but she as an art form. The most popular is Victorian high tea which includes an extensive selection of English teas, sandwiches and dainty pastries.
- It's brimming over with historic gems - in 1906 Oakes Ames and his artist wife Blanche purchased land and named it "borderland". After their death the estate a three-story stone mansion built in 1910 is now open as a state park with walking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing or in winter ice-skating and sledding.
Southern Massachusetts has it all!