Massachusetts is "South of the border," according to the good people of New Hampshire, and it is to be regarded with thinly veiled disdain. Actually, all of New England seems to hate Massachusetts, Boston in particular. Boston is a handsome enough city when viewed from the top floor of Logan International's parking garage at night, but it's also quite possibly the least interesting thing about Massachusetts.
Go ahead, be mad about it. Cape Cod is endlessly lovely what with all the "Cape Cod blue" hydrangeas and the weathered shingle-sided houses and Shire-perfect landscaping and small lakes they call "ponds" that we would totally call lakes in the Midwest because we don't really know the difference. It all looks the same, but in a completely charming way! Plus, Provincetown is pretty much the New Orleans of New England, just without the open-carry laws.