The North Shore: Beauty and the Beach - Salem MA Weekend Getaway

Preview: For Bostonians the North Shore, which is roughly the area between Salem (immediately north of Boston) and Newburyport near the New Hampshire border, has long been a favorite quick escape. For New Yorkers it’s a slightly longer haul (figure about four hours to Boston and another half hour or so to Salem), but well worth it. Back in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, magnificent ships were built in the North Shore towns, and they would set sail for ports in Africa and Asia, bringing great wealth to the area. Today many of the buildings, including majestic sea-captains’ homes still stand surveying strikingly beautiful stretches of coastline. As you explore, you’ll see sailboats gliding majestically in the wind, Victorian houses poised on the shores, and old salts puttering around seaside towns. You could easily spend a week exploring the attractions in this area. This short trip takes you to some of the highlights. The detailed itinerary in this chapter is a driving tour that features extensive recommendations for sightseeing attractions, recreational activities, lodging, restaurants, shopping, and more.
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Duration: Two nights
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Quick Escapes: New York City Guide Book



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