Vacation Guide

North Shore – as affectionately known by locals and frequent visitors – houses several beach towns located north of Boston, Massachusetts. These beach-side destinations each offer their own attractions, history and small-town vibes only found in the New England area. Whether it's the unspoiled beauty of Plum Island or the quirky shops in Salem, vacationers will enjoy making unforgettable vacation memories in North Shore. To get started, we rounded up a sample of the top activities and attractions in North Shore Massachusetts. 

North Shore Massachusetts Vacation Ideas

  • Beautiful Beaches

Crane Beach, Good Harbor, Long Beach, Pebble Beach, Plum Island, Salisbury, Wingaersheek

  • Outdoor Activities

Boating, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, hiking, golf, kayaking, swimming, surfing, whale-watching

  • Natural Areas and Parks

Halibut State Park, Park River National Wildlife Refuge, Sandy Point State Reservation, Stage Fort Park and Beach, Russel Orchards, Wolf Hollow Gray Wolf Sanctuary

  • Castles and Lighthouses

Castle Hill on Crane Estate, Hammond Castle, Thatcher Island

  • Museums and Historical Sites

Bearskin Neck and Motif Number 1, Cape Ann Museum, Custom House Maritime Museum, The House of Seven Gables, The Paper House, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Witch Trials Memorial

  • Arts, Culture, Live Entertainment

Art: Essex Art Center, Granite Shore Gallery, North Shore Arts Association, Porter Mill Performances: Blue Ocean Music Hall, Larcom Theater, North Shore Music Theater, Shalin Liu Performance Center 

  • Eclectic Dining and Nightlife

Andiamo Restaurant + Bar, American BBQ, Brine, Glen's Restaurant and Cool Bar, Ipswich Clambake, Ithaki Modern Mediterranean, Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge, The Causeway, The Deck, The Market Restaurant, The Thirsty Whale, Village Restaurant, Woodman's of Essex 

  • Shopping

Dozens of antique shops and locally owned boutiques, North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center, Northshore Mall

  • Annual Festivals

Gloucester Schooner Festival, Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival, Salem Arts Fest, Haunted Happenings, Salem Film Fest

  • Proximity to Boston

Boston Public Garden, Fenway Park, Freedom Trail, North End District, Museum of Fine Arts

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