- Early American history From Plimoth Plantation to Salem, Concord, and Lexington, you can visit colonial-reenactment museums, Revolutionary War battle sites, historic homes, and inns.
- Seafaring communities Set off on a whale watch from Gloucester, warm yourself after a windy coastal walk in Rockport with clam chowder, and admire the dedicated routine of local fishermen.
- Revisit your reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of Seven Gables still stands in Salem. Liberate yourself with a swim in Thoreau’s Walden Pond. In Concord, see where both Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson penned their works.
- Cranberry bogs The bogs’ red, green, gold, and blue colors dot Cape Cod and the Plymouth area.
- The Mayflower II The story of the Pilgrims’ Atlantic crossing comes alive in Plymouth.
FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
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