Whether you’re seeking the bustling energy of historic Boston or the pastoral tranquility of the Berkshires, Massachusetts has something for everyone. Though small in size, Massachusetts is big on diversity, providing a multifaceted vacation experience. History buffs will enjoy reliving events like the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, or the Salem Witch Trials. Beach bums will revel in the sands of Cape Cod. Antique lovers will happily hunt for treasures in rural and urban antique shops. And those craving the outdoors will find adventure and contentment in the Berkshires. Without question, the perfect pet friendly vacation awaits you in Massachusetts.
Best Time To Visit
Massachusetts, and especially Boston, stays busy with travelers almost year-round. But, in terms of weather, there’s no better time to visit with your pet than the fall. From September until November, Massachusetts is glorious. Perfectly warm days in the 70’s and crisp cool nights are ideal for exploring the hardwood forests as they burst into color. The fall foliage usually peaks around late October, and with it huge crowds flood the state. Summer is a nice time to see the Berkshires or spend some time along the coast, although popular spots can be crowded with tourists. Massachusetts is quietest from December through March, and if you like snow and winter activities, you'll find super deals on lodgings.
Things Not To Miss
In Boston, walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, which connects 16 of America's most significant historical landmarks.
Take the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard where you and your pet can explore the clay cliffs, distinctive lighthouses, and charming small towns on foot or by bicycle.
Enjoy 60 sculptures set on 30 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, forests, fields, and gardens at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln.
Soak up some rays on the dog friendly beach in Provincetown, and then peruse the shops, restaurants, and galleries downtown.
Visit Plymouth, where the first colonists arrived on the Mayflower.
Step back in time at Minute Man National Historic Park, where the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life. Be sure to ask how your pet can become a BARK Ranger during your visit!
Grab a ferry to Nantucket, a small island with highly distinctive architecture, a rich whaling history, and magnificent beaches.