Boston is one of those places that everyone should go. It is steeped in the history of the nation and it is amazing that said history is so accessible. You can go and stand in the places where the American revolution really started. You get to appreciate the stories and respect the people behind them.
I found it particularly interesting to see the old south meeting house but everything along the freedom trail is interesting and worth visiting.
I also liked visiting Boston common, lots of squirrels!
I really liked Boston. It is a great city and fantastic for tourists. There is heaps to do and lots of great places to stay and good food to eat.
It would be a good place to take kids of about 10 to learn about the founding of the country.
I would rate Massachusetts 8.7 out of ten.