You'll be surprised how much Massachusetts has to offer - great beaches, outdoor fun, major-league sports, and a wealth of cultural activities. If your idea of a perfect getaway is to head straight to the shore, you'll find some spectacular places to set your beach umbrella. Prefer an active vacation? Massachusetts' parks, mountains, and rivers offer wide-open spaces and a chance to hike, bike, canoe, or rocket through whitewater rapids on a raft. Want to re-live the excitement and drama of America's past? Our living history museums and walking trails will transport you back in time.