Information & Facts
Massachusetts has cold winters and moderately warm summers, with
cooler temperatures in the Berkshires year round. The coast
experiences the warmest temperatures, averaging 74°F (23°C) in July
and 30°F (-1°C) in January. Winter snowfall in and around Boston is
considerable, with higher levels in the Berkshires.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).