Boston, Cape Cod, Salem, Martha’s Vineyard, it almost seems unfair that Massachusetts possesses such a wealth of iconic places. Fortunately, Massachusetts welcomes visitors and newcomers with open arms. Here you can escape on a romantic getaway to the beaches of Falmouth, or party at the bar where “everybody knows your name” – the original Cheers on Beacon Street in Boston. Old Town trolley tours enable you to explore the best of historic Boston, and the South Shore Natural Science Center encourages intellectual edification with its EcoZone Museum full of interactive exhibits. In Massachusetts the arts are celebrated with scores of museums, theaters and festivals. Sports fans can make a pilgrimage to historic Fenway Park where the Boston Red Sox have been slamming homers since 1912. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike or roller blade on paths along the Charles River, or do a little bird watching with the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Blue Hills. A Cape Cod road trip takes you past peaceful resort towns and tempts your taste buds with scads of lobster and clam shacks. In historic Salem, a dark period in history is recalled in attractions that range from kitschy fun to respectful reverence. Harvard Medical School is regarded by some as the pinnacle of academic excellence, and admitted its first students to its Cambridge campus in 1782.