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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or informally Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the north-eastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, Vermont and New Hampshire to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Massachusetts is the 6th smallest by land area, but the 14th most populous and 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. It is the most populous of the six New England states, and has the nation's sixth largest GDP per capita. It is divided into two regions: the Great Boston area in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west.

Massachusetts is an important historical, commercial, and cultural centre in American history, and it still is – up until today. Many important and notable events in history took place here, including being the site of the first colony in New England (1620), the establishment of the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (Harvard University, founded in 1636), and the biggest case of mass hysteria, which is popularly known as the Salem witch trials (1692). It is also the origin of the First Great Awakening, and several events that followed. Massachusetts' capital, Boston, is also considered the “Cradle of Liberty,” being the place for the agitation that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain.

Originally dependent on fishing, agriculture, and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing centre during the Industrial Revolution, and was further turned into providing services in the 20th century. When the 21st century hit, Massachusetts became an economic leader in life science, finance, information technology, manufacturing, renewable energy, defence industry, and maritime trade.

What to see & do

Boston – Boston is the capital and the largest city of Massachusetts. It also serves as county seat of Suffolk County, and is considered as the largest city in New England and the 24th in the United States. The city is the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, which is home to some 4.5 million people. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States; a truly historical city that is both multi-faceted and wonderful. The passion for sports, learning, gastronomy, arts, architecture, and history is very evident here, so make the most out of the visit and take Boston seriously. When in Boston, visit the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Public Garden, the Trinity Church, the sites of Boston University and Harvard University, and the Faneuil Hall; eat some great seafood at the Union Oyster House; and watch the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Red Sox.

Salem – the city of Salem is a coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is located on the North Shore; a New England bedrock of history that is considered as one of the most significant seaports in Puritan American history. Notably featured in Arthur Miller's “The Crucible,” much of the city's cultural identification is centred and reflective of its role as the location of the Salem witch trials of 1692. It has, in many simple and huge ways, shaped the way of living in the region, with witch adornments everywhere one looks. When in Salem, visit the Witch House of 1642, the Salem Willows Park, the Forrest River Park, the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables, and many others.

How to get around within Massachusetts

Major transport modes in Massachusetts include railways, which cover most of the major cities in the state. Cars are also popular, along with buses. Within city centres, locals tend to walk or bike around.

How to get there

The busiest airport in the state is the Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport. The Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, or fondly the Boston-Logan International Airport, is the main international airport serving Boston and the rest of Massachusetts. It is the 18th-busiest airport in the United States, and the largest airport in New England. Airlines that serve the airport include JetBlue Airways, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, and PenAir.

Flights to Massachusetts

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