If you like beaches, witches, seafaring and freedom (and who doesn’t?), the North of Boston region is for you. Here on the North Shore, you can explore 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline, with stops along the way as varied as the Salem Witch Museum and the New England Pirate Museum. Further inland, in the Greater Merrimack Valley, you can relive the revolution (just the fun, non-Bayonet-y, parts) in Lexington and Concord.  Did we mention there’s a North of Boston Seafood Trail that even has its own app? Yep, we just did. Tie on your lobster bib.

For more information on the North of Boston region, visit these sites:
North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • The Coach House Inn

    Salem

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  • Half Moon Beach

    Gloucester

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  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

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  • Newburyport Brewing Company

    Newburyport

    We brew great beer, play in an 8-piece funk band and love adventure. A few years ago while watching the... more

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  • Pirate Ship Formidable

    Rockport

    An educational and entertaining cruise around Sandy Bay aboard the 72foot brigantine Formidable. Learn sea shanties and local pirate lore... more

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson House

    Concord

    Emerson's home from 1835 to 1889; original furnishings. more

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  • Salem Willows Park

    Salem

    Century-old seaside promenade and amusement park with arcade games, children's rides, and harbor cruise. more

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  • Taste Gloucester

    Gloucester

    There are many ways to experience Gloucester MA, however none are as fun or as satisfying as our Taste Gloucester... more

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  • Alfalfa Farm Winery

    Topsfield

    Farm winery and vineyard; red, white, and fruit wines. more

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  • Artemisia Botanicals

    Salem

    A Witches' Apothecary filled with over 400 herbs, teas and essential oils. We have everything for the Witches closet: handmade brooms,... more

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  • Concord Guides Walking Tours

    Concord Center

    Walking (and bus) tours of Concord, highlighting Concord's extraordinary Colonial, Revolutionary, literary and natural heritage sights and sites. more

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

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  • Gloucester Maritime Trail

    Gloucester

    Four self-guided trails through America's first seaport. Call for map or pick one up at Stage Fort Park Information Center. more

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  • Harbor Tours

    Gloucester

    Island, lighthouse, sightseeing and lobster trap-hauling cruises. more

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  • Lynch Park Beach

    Beverly

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  • Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises & Events

    Salem

    Cruise with us daily from Salem's historic Pickering Wharf into the beautiful protected waters of Salem Sound for a memorable... more

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  • North Bridge

    Concord

    Site of 'the shot heard 'round the world'; Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue. more

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  • North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

    Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. NSMT continues to annually produce a musical... more

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  • Rebecca Nurse Homestead

    Danvers

    Experience life in rural Salem Village on 27 beautiful acres! The 1678 home of Rebecca Nurse and her family has been period... more

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  • River Cruises at Cape Ann's Marina Resort

    Gloucester

    Sunset and afternoon river cruises on the Annisquam River. Historic coastal beauty, relaxing, and great for all. Check out our... more

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