About the Region
The area located between the city of Boston and New Hampshire is known as Essex County or the North of Boston region. Well-known cities such as Salem, America's Witch City, and Gloucester, the oldest seaport in the country, are located here. The historically significant communities of Lawrence, Ipswich and Swampscott helped shape our nation's history and can easily be visited during your time here.
Marblehead, the Yachting Capital of the World, is a quintessential New England town complete with cafes and upscale shopping boutiques. The region is home to the birthplace of both the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard. Our Atlantic Ocean coastline has captured the hearts of presidents, including President Taft, who had his summer White House in Beverly and both Presidents Bush were educated in the prestigious town of Andover.
You pick-- your North of Boston vacation can include history, seafood, shopping, water adventures, hiking, biking, theatre and more. All this, conveniently located minutes from Boston, set in a picture-perfect location that has been inspiring artists and Hollywood producers for centuries.