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Things to Do in Massachusetts
Massachusetts in February
Massachusetts is a bustling state that offers both beautiful countryside and a busy city. The state is excellent for weekend trips or family vacations as there are unique events and activities that take place every month.
The Annual Boston Wine Expo is an event that any self-respecting wine enthusiast will not miss. This is the largest consumer wine event in the country and takes place at the Seaport World Trade Center. You will have the opportunity to sample 1800 wines from around the world and meet with the winemakers that produce them. Events within the event include the Grand Tasting, which features the hottest wines at the expo, Celebrity Chef Stages, Tasting Flights, Grand Cru Lounge, The Vintner Dinner, and the Progressive Dinner. This event attracts visitors from around the US and international guests as well.
The Boston Opera House is always featuring events from movies to musicals. The Opera House was built in 1901 for the traveling opera troupes that made their way through Massachusetts. The house has been restored and is in the heart of the theatre district. The house was reopened in 1928 and has hosted a variety of different shows. The venue is a permanent fixture in culture of Boston and features hit Broadway musicals, musicians and Opera.
The Boston Center for the Arts is located in the South End of Boston and is the largest landmark district in the US. The Boston Center for the Arts is a four-acre complex that features The Cyclorama. The Cyclorama is an 1884 panorama painting. The Cyclorama Rotunda is 23,000 square feet and the site of many exhibitions, performances and other community events. The center is home to the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston Ballet Costume Shop, three small theaters and a rehearsal studio. The Tremont Estates Building is also located on the grounds and features over 50 artist studios, the Mills Gallery, rehearsal spaces and Hamersley's Bistro.
While in Concord you must visit the Concord Museum. The city was the site of the battle that began the American Revolution as well as many forward thinking individuals and writers of the American literary renaissance. Here you will find the history of Algonkians, Puritans, Revolutionaries, Farmers, Silversmiths, Transcendentalists, Cabinetmakers, Anti-Slavery Activists, Mill Workers and Loyalists. Highlights of the museums exhibitions include the Paul Revere lantern, artifacts from the American Revolution, many of Thoreau's possessions from Walden Pond and the contents of Ralph Waldo Emerson's study.