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. 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.
Located just 18 miles from Boston, with more than 3,500 reasonably priced guest rooms, meeting space for up to 1,200 people, 200 miles of shoreline and “a story in every mile,” you are assured rave reviews when booking your meeting in the North of Boston region. In addition to hotel and conference space, there are mansions, museums, and boats to stage your special events. Authors, artists and movie producers have been inspired by the setting and the nation's first millionaire made his fortune here.