The city of Boston was actually established by the Puritans in 1630, just ten years after the first English settlers found their way to Plymouth. So with several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party that took place in this little city, how could you not want to see it?
The Pilgrims first landed in America on the tip of lower Cape Cod. Although they found food and water, they decided that the land was too sandy to support them, and so ended up sailing across the cape to Plymouth. Plymouth is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of Boston in a region of Massachusetts known as the South Shore. Throughout the 19th century, the town thrived as a center of ropemaking, fishing, and shipping, and once held the world's largest ropemaking company, the Plymouth Cordage Company. While it continues to be an active port, today the major industry of Plymouth is tourism. As one of the country's first settlements, Plymouth is well-known in the United States for its historical value. The events surrounding the history of Plymouth have become part of the mythology of the United States, particularly those relating to Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving.
Martha's Vineyard is an island southeast of Massachusetts off the southwest coast of Cape Cod. Settled in 1642, it was a whaling and fishing center in the 18th and early 19th centuries and is now a popular resort area.
If you haven't visited Massachuchettes, it should be on your destination list for sure. Not only is it a beautiful part of the country, but the cities are full of history and flavors