Plan your visit to
North of Boston
MA today!

North of Boston is home to the 34 cities and towns of Essex County. Located only minutes from Boston, this year-round destination offers 200 miles of coastline and sandy beaches, world class dining, rich history, vibrant arts and culture and nationally recognized attractions. From the salty air of Newburyport to the witches of Salem, the seafood of Gloucester to the industrial city of Lawrence, there is something for everyone North of Boston!


Your Perfect Destination

Miles of breathtaking coastline, sandy beaches, acclaimed restaurants, witches, pirates, literature, historic architecture, and a vibrant arts & culture scene combine to make North of Boston your perfect destination.

Weddings & Events

When it’s time to make your love official, the North of Boston region is the place to say “I do.” From intimate micro-weddings to oceanfront weddings and lavish extravaganzas (when we can safely gather together again), we have everything you need to make your special day flawless and memorable. Check out our full list of resources, vendors, and venues for engagements, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding celebrations, honeymoons, and more.

Susannah and Zachary, a wedding couple posing in the sunset

Group Tours

Looking for an authentic New England experience for your group? North of Boston has it all just a short drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Miles of breathtaking coastline, sandy beaches, acclaimed restaurants, witches, pirates, literature, historic architecture, and a vibrant arts & culture scene combine to your perfect destination.

Tourists enjoy sunset on the Schooner Fame


The North of Boston region is the perfect destination for your next meeting or gathering. Be inspired at a range of full-service hotels centrally located or plan a gathering at a boutique inn or unique venue. When you are ready to relax, we have indoor and outdoor options for team-building or just for fun! Let us help you plan an unforgettable experience by submitting an RFP today.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston Peabody

Visitor Guide

Your North of Boston free guide features accommodations, restaurants, attractions, events and more!

2024 North of Boston Guide Cover

North of Boston Happenings

From whale watching to outdoor concerts, theater and film festivals to Halloween Haunted Happenings, hiking and fishing to farm suppers and Culture Splash there’s year-round fun to be found North of Boston.


Head to Amesbury and join @ciderhill_farm as they kick off their 43rd season and mark your calendars for a free hard cider tasting on April 19th from 4-6 pm! 🍎🍏 

The farm store, bakery, and play areas are now open daily from 8 am to 6 pm and the food truck will serve delicious eats from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Don't miss out on all the fun and festivities at the farm this season! #NorthOfBoston #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #SeasonKickoff 

Photo Credit: Cider Hill Farm
Our friends at Legal Sea Foods are celebrating the Boston 🏃‍♀️ Marathon by offering runners and spectators $2 raw oysters at any of their Massachusetts locations Monday, April 15th! 

We love their oysters, we love our runners, and we appreciate a fantastic excuse to celebrate them together! 🦪 🏃‍♂️ 


#Oysters #MarathonMonday #NorthofBoston #VisitNorthofBoston #VisitMA #LegalSeaFoods #Seafood
While we wait for warmer weather to hit the outdoor pool 🏊‍♀️ now's the time to plan an escape to The Hotel at Cape Ann Marina and indulge in their heated indoor pool and relax in their bubbly jacuzzi! Plus cocktails and menu items can be ordered poolside too 🥂 


#CapeAnnMA #CapeAnnMarina #Gloucester #GloucesterMA #NorthofBoston #VisitNorthofBoston #VisitMA #Pool #IndoorPool
The best way to get ready for the Easter Bunny to visit is to make sure to stock up on delicious and locally made chocolates like @harborsweets, that can be found in Beverly and Salem, as well as online! #LocalChocolates
Get your dogs to the beach while you still can! While we're happy to see spring springing, with it comes restrictions on our four-legged friends on the sand. 

Where's your favorite North Shore beach for a doggy date? 

#NorthofBoston #VisitNorthofBoston #DogBeach #NorthShore #DogFriendly #DogsontheBeach
What's on tap 🍺 for your weekend? 

We'd recommend a stop at @barewolfbrewing in Amesbury! Self described as a family and friends-operated fermentation factory funhouse! They always brew beer with their hands in small batches and never filter, pasteurize, use chemical additives, animal products, or refined sugars. Now that's commitment to quality!

Their housed on the first floor of an antique mill building in Amesbury and it's a whole fun, funky, vibe inside. 

Make a plan to visit and raise a can (or two!) to a new season of enjoying our local breweries! 

📸 Barewolf Brewery

#AmesburyMA #Brewery #SmallBatchBeer #NorthofBoston #VisitNorthofBoston #VisitMA @visitma