North of Boston

The North of Boston region is comprised of two unique tourist areas. North of Boston and The Greater Merrimack Valley. 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 Whydah 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
Destination Salem

Videos


Video courtesy of Mark Kanegis


Video courtesy of Mark Kanegis

 

  • The Trustees’ Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich

  • 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

    + 28 saves
  • Salem's 13 Ghosts

    Salem

    3-D Haunted House in October Salem Time Machine- 3-D Journey thru Salem from 1600 to the present Walking Ghost Tours Walking... more

    + 24 saves
  • The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

    A 90 minute walking tour of Salem's most haunted sites! Tour is lead by costumed licensed guides. more

    + 22 saves
  • Pioneer Village: Salem in 1630

    Salem

    Re-created 17th-century fishing village depicts early settlement life as it would have been when Salem was the first capital of... more

    + 18 saves
  • History Alive!

    Salem

    Experience the trial of Bridget Bishop who has been accused of witchcraft. Audience serves as the jury. Performing since 1992, History... more

    + 17 saves
  • Salem Historical Tours/Haunted Footsteps Walking Tour

    Salem

    Join Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour on a nightly lantern lit stroll as our enthusiastic licensed narrators resurrect Salem's spirited history.... more

    + 17 saves
  • The Witch House

    Salem

    17th century home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, member of the court that condemned twenty people during the Witch Trials of 1692. more

    + 17 saves
  • The Salem Heritage Trail

    Salem

    A 90 minute walking tour of Salem's most historic sites. Tour is lead by costumed licensed guides. more

    + 16 saves
  • 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

    + 16 saves
  • Salem Witch Village

    Salem

    History of witchcraft; costumed tour guides. more

    + 16 saves
  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

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

    + 11 saves
  • 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

    + 10 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • 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

    + 8 saves
  • Salem Willows Park

    Salem

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

    + 8 saves
  • The Coach House Inn

    Salem

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    + 6 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • Coffee Time Bake Shop

    Salem

    Independent Baker-owned Shop. Real Cream Pastry,Fresh Egg Eclairs , Donuts , Muffins & Specialty Drinks more

    + 4 saves
  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    An American chocolate tradition since 1973, Harbor Sweets produces handcrafted artisan chocolates from its original historic red brick building in Salem,... more

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves