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AUG 2018

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T E X A S t August 2018 46 Boston Boston is not only the state capital but also the state's largest city. Here visitors will find rich history, top-notch venues and thousands of hotel rooms. Hotel rooms: 32,000 Major facilities: TD Garden is a multipurpose arena with a capacity of 19,580. Fenway Park is a 37,949-seat baseball facility. Gillette Stadium is a 66,829-seat football stadium. Convention centers: The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center boasts 516,000 square feet of column-free, contiguous event space and is just eight minutes from Boston Logan Inter- national Airport. The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center offers 175,000 square feet of flexible space. Seaport World Trade Center features 120,000 square feet of contig- uous space. Contact: Greater Boston CVB, Cape Cod Cape Cod is composed of 15 towns along with the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. In addition to its scenic beauty – 559.6 miles of coastline – the region offers an array of venues and thousands of hotel rooms. Hotel rooms: 19,000 Hotel tax rate: 11.7 percent Major facility: Hyannis Youth & Community Center includes 105,000 square feet and features two ice rinks and a 12,500-square-foot gym with a wood floor. The area also offers golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball courts, Rich in history, Massachusetts is also home to three national champion- ship-winning teams and the proud originators of both basketball and vol- leyball. Each year The Bay State hosts iconic sporting events such as the Boston Marathon and Pan-Mass Challenge, which welcome visitors from around the world to compete and celebrate sportsmanship. "Massachusetts is a great destination for hosting sporting events of all kinds" said Francois-Laurent Nivaud, executive director for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. "Not only do we have state-of-the-art venues for all events but because sports are a core part of our state's identity, we welcome any opportunity to champion athletes of all kinds. When you're in Massachusetts, anyone can be a fan among fans!" n See Ad On Page 47 Basketball in Springfield ► SPOTLIGHT ON: MASSACHUSETTS Greater Springfield CVB Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum In addition to basketball and volleyball, Springfield is also home to Dr. Seuss and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. The museum is devoted completely to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, a.k.a., Dr. Seuss. n MUST SEE: Photo courtesy Greater Springfield CVB GUIDES BY PAIGE TOWNLEY MASSACHUSETTS

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