For the past four centuries, Massachusetts has been a place to live, to learn, to explore, to work and do business in – a place, where both residents and visitors alike call home. From explorers to students, from inventors to innovators, from musicians to sports lovers, from seafarers and award-winning restauranteurs to literary writers and artists, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts remains a special place in the hearts of many.
And it is that heart that binds us. It is only fitting that the #LoveFromBoston campaign, inspired by Greater Boston area hotels, the Greater Boston & Convention & Visitors Bureau and other hospitality entities, offers a heart-felt sentiment that resonates with everyone in Massachusetts and abroad, spreading a message of love and unity to those at the front lines helping to keep us all safe and healthy.
We kick off the month of May with National Travel Week (May 3-9), an annual celebration of America’s travel and tourism industry. Now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together, support each other, and remind one another that even through the most difficult times, the Spirit of Travel and the Spirit of Massachusetts cannot be broken.
Also in May, we welcome ArtWeek 2020 (May 1 – 10), an annual statewide event that underscores the value of arts and culture in Massachusetts, currently reimagined and being celebrated virtually with the #ArtWeekAtHome campaign.
So, for now, we welcome you to enjoy Massachusetts from home. The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has compiled a list over 50 places across the Bay State offering at home virtual experiences, from museums and aquariums, hiking trails and botanical gardens to historical landmarks and cultural destinations featuring renowned Massachusetts artists, authors, musicians and dancers.
Visit the Digital Commonwealth: Massachusetts Collections Online, virtually explore our dynamic city gateway of Boston, step foot into the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, take a dip with Virtual Cape Cod, explore nature at home with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, wake up and view the serene beaches and sunsets of Nantucket online, head north to Salem or south to Plymouth to learn about 400 years of Massachusetts history from home.
In the meantime, we invite you to also enjoy these special #PostcardsFromMA, a campaign spearheaded by the 16 Regional Tourism Councils of Massachusetts, which features beautiful views of the Bay State showcasing that their favourite Massachusetts destination is “thinking of them” during this time.
So, when the time is right, all of Massachusetts will be waiting to welcome you to explore the Bay State’s scenic vistas, gorgeous coastline, historical trails & landmarks, bike & nature paths and glorious gardens. Massachusetts has been welcoming travellers for four centuries. We look forward to welcoming you back to Massachusetts for centuries to come.
Until then, stay safe. Stay healthy, and remember that Massachusetts loves you.