“Arrive curious, leave inspired” – this is the motto of Pioneer Valley, a region that spans the three counties in Western Massachusetts connected by the Connecticut River. Visitors to this area of New England can experience the nightlife of large cities, the charm of college towns, and the scenic beauty of the hilly villages that border the state of Vermont.
The largest city in New England, Boston is considered the economic and cultural center of the region, with plenty of free things to do during an affordable family vacation. Founded by Puritan colonists from England in 1630, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston was the site of several landmark events during the Revolutionary War, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.