There are 30 miles of coastline leading from Boston up to the New Hampshire border. For a relaxing escape, travel up historic Route 1, stopping to visit one of the great sandy beaches, the historic fishing villages or the great marinas. Stop for lunch or dinner in the town where the catch just came in off the boat.
Make sure to visit Salem, home to one of the greatest tragedies in American history, the great witch hunt and trials. There is a museum devoted to the era, magic and regional history that is like nothing available anywhere else. Salem is also home to the House of the Seven Gables – the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Marblehead is a world-class sailing town and offers many points of interest, both current and historic.
Gloucester is one of the world’s busiest fishing ports, providing the nation – and the world – with a large percentage of our seafood. One can experience both the history behind this community as well as see it at work firsthand in the modern era.
If you’re interested in seeing how and where our country was begun or if you’re interested in experiencing all a major city has to offer – or both! – then Boston is a must-see destination on any trip to the New England area.