With the historic waterfront city of Boston, the glorious beaches of Cape Cod and classic leafy New England countryside, the state of Massachusetts can offer you an exceptional break away. If you’re wanting to explore everything the Bay State has to offer, you can hire a car from one of our branches and make the most out of your stay.
We have pick-up points located at Boston’s busy Logan International Airport to the tiny airfield on Nantucket Island and we’ve got dozens of car rental offices right across beautiful New England. With no credit card fees or hidden extras to pay, you can feel confident that you’re getting the best deal.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
You can follow America’s history across the state of Massachusetts, from the Plymouth settlement of the Pilgrim Fathers to the birth of the Revolution in Boston. And then you’ll see that today, the state is full of quirky snapshots of modern American life, from Boston’s café culture to Salem’s Canobie Lake Park.
The state capital is famous as the birthplace of the war of independence against the British. Today you can walk the well-marked Freedom Trail to explore many of the main landmarks linked to the Boston Tea Party and the spark of revolution. Lively Faneuil Hall sums it all up: originally a settlers’ dockside warehouse, it became a meeting place for colonialists and is now the centre of a vibrant waterfront area of cafes, shops and street food.
A short drive north of Boston, you’ll find the old town of Salem - which is still famous for its witch-hunting campaigns of the 17th century. Tour the old sights connected with the witch-finding hysteria, including the ‘Witch House’ that was home of one of the witch-trial judges. Away from the history of this area, it’s easy to unwind in a waterfront restaurant or browse some interesting shops. There’s even the chance to soak up a fine dose of culture at the acclaimed Peabody Essex Museum, which has a stunning collection of art and history, including a whole house from ancient China.
The coast of Massachusetts is a sequence of great sights and things to do. You could start by taking a boat trip to the tiny former whaling island of Nantucket, which is now an up-market beach destination with classy boutiques and restaurants. Nearby is the busy island of Martha’s Vineyard, where harbour towns, lighthouses and fishing villages are punctuated by popular sandy beaches. Further north, discover the historic recreation of the original Pilgrim Father’s settlement at Plymouth, where the first thanksgiving feast was held. And visit the coastal town of Gloucester to find more great beaches and the landmarks of the oldest seaport in America.
The long, curved peninsular of Cape Cod is really one long sandy beach, backed by pretty traditional villages among the sweeping sand dunes and trees. You’ll have fun pottering around the old fishing villages and pretty tourist towns, especially Provincetown.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.