Because of its textured coastline, Massachusetts was early on nicknamed the Bay State. The number of bays lining the shore remain an attraction and a feature of the landscape. But Massachusetts, one of the New England states, is much more than that.
The state has a rich history, with iconic locations around every corner. Whether you are exploring the Freedom Trail, a walking trail that snakes through locations of significance in the American Revolution, or sitting in the stands of Fenway Park recalling the ghosts of famous players of the past, Massachusetts has one eye in the rear-view mirror. And while that kind of retrospection would be counter-productive almost anywhere else in the world, here it kind of makes sense, as it is one of the few places in the world that can genuinely be called the Birthplace of a Nation.
While a trip to the Bay State warrants an investigation into the impressive history (the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Tea Party Ships or the Bunker Hill Monument), there are certainly other features to explore. Take a day at the Cape Cod seaside. Visit Fenway Park, or TD Garden (home of the Boston Celtics). Ride along the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth, or stroll through Boston Public Garden, or visit Martha’s Vineyard, home of the Kennedy family. The people of Massachusetts are incredibly generous and welcoming of visitors (as long as they aren’t New Yorkers), and guests of the Bay State are certain to enjoy a memorable trip.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Massachusetts:
1. Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort
Centered around a palatial building, set inside 380 acres of New England Green, the Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort is a resort steeped in history, and therefore quite probably the perfect place to begin a Massachusetts adventure. There are 6 buildings in the complex, each offering accommodation that is both elegant and comfortable. The resort is designed for the active, however, with a fitness center, 2 pools, tennis courts, bike hire, and skiing and snowshoeing when the weather is right.
The Resort is also associated with an18-hole golf course built in 1926 (golf is another fine New England tradition). There are 105 rooms, suites and cabins available in the complex, and the guests are invited to dine at any of the 4 restaurants on site, each with its own identity and character, but each one offering dining of exceptional quality.