Hello and welcome to my latest Travel Destination Guide Amazing travel Adventures – Massachusetts. Read on the explore Cape Cod, Hammond Castle Museum, a Singing Beach and so much more. Massachusetts offers its visitors, and residents, mesmerizing landscapes, vibrant cities and history. So much history! Let’s travel Massachusetts style!
Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination in Eastern Massachusetts and is also the name of one of my favorite cocktails. I’ll be sharing that recipe in my next blog post. Cape Cod the city is known for its sandy beaches, charming lighthouses, quaint villages, and more. This northern part of the Atlantic coastline is a must see on anyone’s travel list. There are several places to explore. Check out Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town, Provincetown, where there is an artist on every corner, and Martha’s Vineyard, or as the locals call it The Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard tops my list every time I ‘m on the East Coast.
You can book a ride with the Island Queen Ferry that travels to and from Martha’s Vineyard. Why am I such a fan of Martha’s Vineyard? It a filming location for the iconic movie Jaws. I love that movie and had a very hard time going into the water for a bit after watching it! Are you a movie location fan? Check out my blog post Top Sci-Fi Movie Set Locations to find more places to visit.
Take me out to the ballgame! Fenway Park is the home field for The Boston Red Sox Baseball Team since 1912. Now that is a lot of baseball games! The oldest of all current major league ballparks it is most known it is known for its quirky features. The most famous quirky feature is the 37-foot 2-inch left field wall known as the “Green Monster.” It is a sight to see in person. Looking for tickets to a Boston Red Sox game (group tickets, hospitality suites, a single game or more), Fenway Concert Series tickets, Fenway Park Tours and so much more can be found here.
Across the street from the oldest ballpark in America is the oldest victory garden, the Fenway Victory Gardens established in 1942.Victory Gardens, also known as War Gardens, were used during World War I and World War II to reduce pressure on the nation’s food supply. The gardens are still filled with fruits, vegetables and more. There are requirements and qualifications to become a gardener and plant in the Victory Garden, but wandering is free.
Hammond Castle Museum
Hammond Castle Museum can be found Gloucester, Massachusetts. The castle’s construction began in 1926 under the guidance of John Hays Hammond Jr. Hammond was a fan of European architecture and his home, laboratory and museum are the result of that love. Hammond was also a lover of art, and technology, and was quite the inventor.
What type of inventor you might ask? Hammond Castle Museum’s website states he had over 400 patents that included an inside weather machine. A weather machine inside the castle?! That is amazing and a must see on any science fan’s must see list.
Singing Beach is located in Manchester by the Sea about 1 hour from Boston. Have you heard of Singing Beach? Okay, maybe singing isn’t the right word, squeaking beach is more like it but doesn’t sound as nice so I am staying with Singing! The sand on the beach, when it is dry enough, sounds like it is “squeaking” as you walk across it.
Singing Beach is one of the most known beaches in the area and offers more amenities than other local beaches. This half mile stretch of san is open Memorial Day to Labor Day and offers a bathhouse with showers and changing area, lifeguards and a snack bar. Parking protocols, hours and fees can be found on their website.
USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a three-masted wooden-hulled heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is the world’s oldest commissioned naval warship still afloat. She was launched in 1797 and her first duties were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the war with France.
The Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom. She captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships which earned her the nickname Old Ironsides. During the Civil War she was used as a training ship for the Navy and was retired from active duty in 1881. Well, you can take the girl out of the Navy but you can never take the Navy out of the girl.
The USS Constitution was designated a museum ship in 1907 but she keeps on sailing and teaching and has an active duty Navy crew of 75 officers and sailors that keep her open all year round. Berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charleston Navy Yard it is a final destination at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail.
Amazing Travel Adventures – Massachusetts
Thank you for joining me as we explored Amazing Travel Adventures – Massachusetts. Together we discovered the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod, Fenway Park – the Ballpark and the Victory Park, the USS Constitution and more. Massachusetts has so many fascinating historical sites it is a must see for any traveler. Which amazing travel adventure – Massachusetts are you going to see first for your next getaway? Did you favorite Massachusetts adventure make my list? If not, please share in the comments below. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more East Coast travel destinations? Check out my Blog Post Amazing Travel Adventures – Maryland where I share The National Harbor, Ocean City Boradwalk, Sandy Point State Park and more to put on your must see list! So many amazing adventures, let’s travel Maryland style!
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Erin at WonderLesch
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