At a vacation rental in Eastern Massachusetts you’ll have a huge variety of landscapes and experiences to discover. From the North Shore to the South Shore and everything in between, there’s a wealth of historic towns, stunning natural parks and coastal scenery that will live long on the memory.
Starting with the region north of Boston – the North Shore would be an excellent choice for a vacation rental in Eastern Massachusetts. One of the absolute highlights of this area is the town of Gloucester, which is one of the oldest settlements in the country. It was founded in 1623 and remains to this day an important fishing port. One of the key experiences on offer here includes whale watching, as Gloucester in the middle of two important feeding grounds.
Meanwhile the South Shore is the region south of the city of Boston, and another popular location for vacation accommodation in Eastern Massachusetts. Plymouth is an important destination here, famed as being one of the very first European settlements in the country, and the landing point for English pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620. Together with the fascinating heritage, there’s plenty of natural scenery to admire here, with lovely beaches and the Myles Standish State Forest close by.
Another picturesque seaside town, ideal for a stay at self-catering accommodation in Eastern Massachusetts would be Scituate, which is composed of a small harbour and boasts a number of interesting historical sites, as well as a beautiful coastline. There are three public beaches on the town’s waterfront, with more to be found a short distance outside Scituate. In and around the town you could visit a real 17th Century watermill and the Lighthouse, which dates to 1810.
A key destination for anyone on holiday at vacation rentals in Eastern Massachusetts would be the city of Boston, famous for its educational institutions, while featuring a wealth of first-class museums, galleries and tourist sights. The Museum of Fine Arts here boasts the biggest collection of paintings by the artist Monet away from Paris.
There’s a rather large gap between winter and summer conditions at Eastern Massachusetts self-catering vacation accommodation. Winters tend to be very cold, especially in January and February, while summer temperatures are consistently warm from June to September, often rising as high as 30 degrees.
Travelling from the UK, the best way to get to a vacation rental in Eastern Massachusetts would be to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) with Delta Air Lines, America Airlines or British Airways to Logan international Airport in Boston (BOS).