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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  • Christmas in Salem

    Salem

    Join us for the oldest holiday house tour in the country, each year, in the first weekend of December. Historic... more

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  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem

    From the Orientation Center, National Park Service rangers will take you on tours of Friendship, Salem's own three-masted tall ship;... more

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  • Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina

    Salem

    The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina is Salem's newest boutique hotel. With a nautical, contemporary, warm decor, the Salem Waterfront... more

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  • Witch City Segway

    Salem

    Witch City Segway provides historic tours of Salem, MA via Segway. It truly is a new way to see an... more

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  • Witch Tee's

    Salem

    The best t-shirt and sweatshirt selection in Salem. Salem,Boston,Nature,Fairies,Dragons,Pirates etc. Infant -adult 3x more

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  • Capt's Waterfront Grill & Pub

    Salem

    Capt's Waterfront Grill and Pub offers a highly, convivial environment with an active bar scene, widescreen televisions and beautiful views... more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area

    Salem

    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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  • Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

    Since 1992 we have offered interesting and informative narrated cruises. We also offer private charters for Parties, Clambakes, Events, and Company... more

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  • Plum Island Beach/Parker River Wildlife Refuge

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  • Ryan and Wood, Inc. Distilleries

    Gloucester

    Visit our distillery, just minutes from historic downtown Gloucester, to see how we handcraft Beauport Vodka, Folly Cove Rum, and... more

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  • Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers

    Salem

    Presentation on Salem witch trials and maritime history; depictions of Nathaniel Hawthorne, pirates, and Witch Trials judge Colonel John Hathorne. more

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  • Singing Beach

    Manchester-by-the-sea

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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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  • Turkey Shore Distilleries

    Ipswich

    We are a small craft distillery in the heart of historic Ipswich, producing high quality rum. We aim to reconnect... more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... more

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  • City of Gloucester's Maritime Trail Walk

    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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  • The Coach House Inn

    Salem

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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    Sweet confections and a production tour of the factory. Call for a factory tour, no chocolate production on Saturdays and... more

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  • Long Beach

    Gloucester/rockport

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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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