When is the Best Time to Visit Massachusetts?


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Unlike other states in New England, there are actually two seasons that qualify as the best time to visit Massachusetts! The summer and fall are considered the most beautiful time to visit the state, and that’s because of the wide range of activities that are available in Massachusetts.

Summer in Massachusetts is beautiful because of the state parks and incredible beaches, especially on the Cape. In fact, a lot of the Cape is actually closed for tourists for most of the year (at least a lot of the popular restaurants are), which is why it’s best to visit there during the summer months.

On the other hand, the western part of the state, in addition to the city of Boston, is most breathtaking during the fall season. The Berkshires come alive when the leaves start to change color, while Boston gets into the spooky vibes for Halloween.

cape cod lighthouses in summer

So, if you’re wondering what the best time to visit Massachusetts is, it’s between June and October! Temperatures in summer tend to be around 80°F while they dip to the 60s in the fall.

Are you curious about what it’s like to visit during other times of the year? Check out the sections below to see what to do during each specific season in Massachusetts.

Best Things to do in Massachusetts in Winter

christmas trees covered in snow

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Best Things to do in Massachusetts in Spring

People running in the Boston Marathon
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Best Things to do in Massachusetts in Summer

white sand beach under blue sky

Best Things to do in Massachusetts in Fall

boston skyline in fall under a sunset

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