Massachusetts - the land of the American Revolution keeps the spirit and energy burning with fabulous structures along every street. The Freedom Trail which has 16 landmark structures along the brick laden walkway is spread over 2 to 3 miles. While the American tourist gets a patriotic feel here, the world tourist gets a glimpse into American history, culture and fun. With cheap car rentals available in plenty, take some time out to drive to the different culture rich tourist attractions here.
Massachusetts has a plethora of internationally known music companies and groups. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is headquartered here. If you want to see them in their best performance visit Symphony Hall a prominent concert hall with fabulous designs and Gothic statues. The Boston Pops Orchestra is also based here.
The Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox is a music academy which hosts the annual Tanglewood Music Festival and Tanglewood Jazz Festival. While the former is a summer festival with concerts, choral and contemporary music along with a little of jazz and pop, the latter is performed on the Labor Day weekend and is totally dedicated to jazz.
History comes alive in Massachusetts with many nationally recognized monuments. The Monument of Bunker Hill emanates the bravery and espouses the cause of the people killed in the great Revolution. A huge 221 feet obelisk made of granite is placed along with various other memorabilia.
Make sure you also drive your cheap car rentals to the House of the Seven Gables at Derby Street in Salem which reflects the lifestyle and architecture of the 18th century. The complex has various houses that depict the era’s construction style with large windows, paneling and cupboards. The Seven Gables mansion which has been immortalized in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fiction work is the best attraction here.
Museums of fine arts Boston is a hot spot for art lovers as it has contemporary, old world, African and Oceanic paintings along with various other art forms. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln showcases various works of eminent New England artists in the photography section. Berkshire scenic railway museum and Berkshire Museum are other popular museums in Massachusetts. Make sure you also find time to drive your car rentals to Route 20, Pittsfield which is where the Hancock Shaker Village is housed. The village is a museum come alive, as it includes tours and exhibitions and permit other hands-on activities that really take you back to the years of yore.
Steer your car rentals to the Minute Man National Historical Park to get to the sparking point of the American Revolution. The park spread across 970 acres covers three towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord. Every year on April 19, the D day-April 19, 1775 is reenacted by artists at the park. Other popular state parks in Massachusetts are the Halibut Point State Park and the Bish Bash Falls State Park which has beautiful water falls, providing the perfect backdrop for a family hiking event.