Beyond Boston

As a port city in a historic region, Boston provides easy access to a number of day excursions.  By land or sea, visitors to Boston will find New England charm as they journey outside the city, either along the coast or into the countryside.  From Concord to Cape Cod, unique exploration beckons just beyond Boston.

Head to the waterfront where Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) ferry service will take visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands and other areas of Massachusetts.  Take a ferry up to Salem, the witch city of 17th century lore, where you can visit the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables, and of course the Salem Witch Museum.  BHC and Bay State Cruises offer service to Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, an eclectic artists’ community teeming with galleries, used book stores, quaint restaurants and beautiful beaches.

Beyond Boston By Water

Cruises at Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor Cruises Offering ferry service north and south of Boston.
Harbor islands people  picnic
Boston Harbor Islands Spend a lazy afternoon on one of the Harbor Islands
Bay State Cruises
Bay State Cruises Ferry service to Provincetown, MA
Peabody Essex Museum dancers
Peabody Essex Musuem In historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston.
House of Seven Gables
House of Seven Gables Immortalized by 19th century author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Salem Witch Museum
Salem Witch Museum Takes visitors back to 1692, when accusations of witchcraft struck fear in the...

Head west of Boston by car or rail to visit to Lexington and Concord, charming colonial towns with rich literary and Revolutionary War Era history.  The Liberty Ride will highlight many of the historic landmarks, including the Orchard House, Emerson House, Concord Museum and Minute Man National Historical Park.  Stay over at the Aloft Lexington or The Inn at Hastings Park and enjoy all that Lexington has to offer.

Beyond Boston to the West

The Liberty Ride - Guided Tour of Historic Lexington & Concord Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th Century literature! Board a...
Concord Museum Renowned as the site of the battle that began the American Revolution and as the...
Inn at Hastings Park The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just...
Aloft Lexington Loft inspired modern style shakes up a historic Boston suburb at Aloft Lexington!...

Head south by car or rail to see Plimoth Plantation, and a replica ship, Mayflower II, based on the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.  Learn about the native Wampanoag Tribe that encountered the Pilgrims, as well as life in a 17th century English village.  Continue south and arrive on Cape Cod, a summer destination featuring gorgeous locales and beaches from Falmouth to Hyannis, Harwick and Chatham.   From Hyannis you can take ferry service to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  Make a night out of it and stay at the Chatham Bars Inn or the White Elephant on Nantucket.

Beyond Boston to the South

Plimoth Plantation, Inc. Plimoth Plantation - An America's Hometown adventure just minutes away from Cape Cod...
White Elephant The White Elephant, located alongside Nantucket's magnificent harbor, has been...
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce & CVB The Cape Cod Chamber serves as the region's premier marketing and information...

New England is a compact region with diverse excursions at your fingertips.  The Newport Mansions are spectacular, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are expansive, and southern Maine is a coastal paradise.  Come to Boston and journey beyond; New England is calling you!