The North of Boston region is home to the 34 cities and towns of Essex County; each town offering its own unique character and charm. Located only minutes from Logan International Airport and the city of Boston, the region offers 3,500+ guest rooms, 200 miles of coastline, numerous restaurants, cultural sites, attractions, performing arts venues, and more! From the beaches of Salisbury to the historic infamy of Salem, the rocky shores of Gloucester to the industrial city of Lawrence, come explore A Story in Every Mile…
Warm hospitality and service is the way of life in the North of Boston. Enjoy the historic atmosphere of a grand hotel, family fun at a destination resort with a water park, or relax and unwind at a charming a seaside inn.
See fascinating pieces of extraordinary art and culture from all over the world at Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum. Unlock the mysteries, myths, and legends of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials at the Salem Witch Museum, explore the factories of the Industrial Revolution, or discover the secrets of our nation’s birth.
Hop on board a schooner at set sail on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t forget to pack your camera as you get up close to see Humpback Whales, Right Whales, and Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins on a whale-watching excursion in Gloucester.
Shopping in the North of Boston region is an experience like no other; the quaint seaside towns contain a treasure trove of unique gifts. Delve into the past and discover many antiques shops, flea markets, and craft fairs as you travel up scenic Route 1A and 133.
It’s best to bring along your appetite when visiting the North of Boston. The region is rich with savory bowls of chowder, succulent lobsters, and shellfish. Taste a piece of history at Woodman’s of Essex where the fried clam was invented, or relish in the seasonal harvests throughout the region.
Enjoy the fresh air and take in the unspoiled natural elegance while biking along the scenic coastline or paddling along the lazy rivers. Take in the kaleidoscope of changing leaves in the fall, soft blankets of white winter snow, beautiful blooms of spring, and warm hues of summer. Whatever the season, you will love your visit to North of Boston!