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Summer in Massachusetts

…there’s nothing quite like it. Make your memories in Massachusetts this summer. Whether its salty or fresh water swimming; a drive-in movie or an outdoor concert; ice cream or Italian ice — however you summer, do it here.


Whether you’re planning an adventure day, relaxing by the beach, or exploring all of the historic sites the state has to offer, you’ll always find excitement and intrigue when you visit Massachusetts.


Find adventure in the great outdoors, or awe-inspiring art off the beaten path. Whether it’s excitement or serenity that you seek, enjoy the road trip of a lifetime when you and your friends visit Massachusetts.

In Massachusetts Your Choices Are Endless

However you like to summer, we have countless memory-making opportunities.
Wondering where to start? Explore our curated thematic experiences below.


Share your love for the game

Journey through our long and storied sports history on the Massachusetts Sports Trail — from Greater Boston, where you can cheer on our championship sports teams, to Western Massachusetts, which celebrates the birthplace of two popular American sports — basketball and volleyball.


On the lighthouse trail

Take a scenic road trip through the Bay State. Massachusetts is home to the first lighthouse site in the US, and now home to over 45 lighthouses. From Cape Ann to Cape Cod, the Massachusetts Lighthouse Trail invites travelers to explore coastal communities and the maritime history of the Commonwealth. You’re bound to find classic gems along our Massachusetts coastlines with some of the dreamiest lighthouses around.


More itineraries showcasing uniquely Massachusetts experiences coming soon!

Begin Your Journey

When you traverse beyond the expected, you’ll uncover a whole state of wonder just waiting to be explored. Surprise yourself with a new adventure. Just enter an idea below.

Thank you to the community of photographers who graciously provided images highlighting summer experiences in Massachusetts.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Inc., Springfield, MA

Fenway Park, Boston, MA
(Boston Red Sox)

French King Bridge, Gill, MA
(Jamie Malcolm-Brown)

The Granary Tavern, Boston, MA

Herrell’s Ice Cream, Northampton, MA
(Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council, Lynne Graves)

Highland Lighthouse, Truro, MA
(Paul Scharff)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
(Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Marblehead Light, Marblehead, MA (Derrick Mills Photography)

MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
(Lillie Marshall)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA (Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau/Explore Western Mass)

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket, MA

Nauset Light, Eastham, MA
(Paul Scharff)

Race Point Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA
(Yankee Magazine)

South River Marsh, Marshfield, MA
(Raymond Forbes)

The Spit Boardwalk, Scituate, MA
(Raymond Forbes)

Punto Urban Art Museum, a program of North Shore Community Development Coalition, Salem, MA
(Yinette Guzman)

The Worcester Red Sox (Woo Sox), Worcester, MA

Zoar Outdoor, Charlemont, MA
(Zoar Outdoor)

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