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Greater Boston Regions

The State of Massachusetts has created 16 individual tourism regions and each region has a Regional Tourism Council (RTC) for the purpose of marketing and promoting the state geographically.   The largest of these RTCs is Greater Boston, which includes the municipality of Boston and 43 cities and towns in the eastern portion of the state of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Tourism Regions map

Many of the towns are suburban to Boston and have their own unique styles and neighborhoods.  Some are part of the 26.2 jaunt of the Boston Marathon and others are quaint New England towns. 

Tourism is a vital economic part of the region’s and state’s economy.  The Greater Boston region has many well-known museums, attractions, parks and recreational facilities as well as entertainment venues.  Our sporting teams are world renowned and our accommodations range from five star, boutique, to family friendly.  The Greater Boston region is a leading culinary destination for residents and visitors with restaurants run by some of the most famous chefs in America featuring menus from around the world.

Arlington

The Town of Arlington is over 375 years old, though its name has changed on two occasions. ...

Avon

As a community, Avon has thrived by retaining a quaint, tranquil feel while emerging as an important...

Belmont

Belmont, also known as the “Town of Homes” due to its high percentage of residences, is...

Braintree

Braintree is located just south of Milton and Quincy and has been home to many famous residents...

Brookline

Brookline abuts several Boston neighborhoods including Brighton and Allston.  Brookline...

Cambridge

Cambridge is home to famous universities such as Harvard and MIT and is considered the City of...

Canton

Canton earned its name in 1797 due to the early belief that Canton, China was on the exact opposite...

Chelsea

Despite the fact that Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts it is still the second most...

Dedham

The town of Dedham was incorporated in 1636 and is home to many historical attractions such as the...

Dover

The small town of Dover, Massachusetts is nestled on the south banks of the Charles River. 

Everett

Originally part of Charlestown then Malden, Everett became its own city in 1870. The city was named...

Foxborough

Foxborough, Massachusetts is most commonly known as the home to Gillette Stadium, stomping ground of...

Holbrook

Officially incorporated in 1872, Holbrook has developed into a residential community housing many...

Malden

The city of Malden, Massachusetts was incorporated as a separate town from Charlestown in 1649. A...

Medfield

The town of Medfield is found about 17 miles southwest of Boston. With a remarkable public school...

Medford

The city of Medford, Massachusetts rests on the Mystic River. Incorporated in 1892, this city was a...

Melrose

Located seven miles north of Boston, the city of Melrose was originally called “Ponde...

Milton

Peaceful and historic Milton is located approximately 10 miles south of Boston. In 2011, Money...

Needham

The charming city of Needham, Massachusetts can be found surrounded by the Charles River about 20...

Newton

The lovely city of Newton, Massachusetts, found about 11 miles west from Boston was the inspiration...

Norfolk

The rural town of Norfolk is located a little over 20 miles southwest of Boston. Incorporated in...

North Reading

North Reading is a beautiful town located about 15 miles outside of Boston. Residing next to the...

Norwood

Located about 15 miles southwest of Boston, Norwood is a charming city with a lot to share with...

Plainville

Plainville is a lovely small town originally part of Wrentham and North Attleboro. Believe it or...

Quincy

As Boston’s immediate southern suburb, Quincy is a large city with varied attractions. It is...

Randolph

Located about 14 miles south of Boston, Randolph was named after first president of the Continental...

Reading

Lying just 10 miles north of Boston, Reading is a charming town with a lot of historical importance....

Revere

Named after one of the most prominent figures in the American Revolution Mr. Paul Revere...

Sharon

Scenic Sharon, Massachusetts is located about 17 miles southwest of Boston and was incorporated in...

Somerville

Engaging and busy Somerville is located just two miles northwest of Boston. It separated from...

Stoneham

Stoneham can be found 9 miles north of Boston. It offers ideal proximity to major highways and...

Stoughton

Incorporated in 1726, the town of Stoughton is named after William Stoughton, first chief justice of...

Wakefield

The town of Wakefield was incorporated in 1812 and can be found about 12 miles north of Boston....

Walpole

The town of Walpole, located 13 miles south of Boston, is named after Sir Robert Walpole, de facto...

Waltham

Incorporated in 1783, the town of Waltham is also known as Watch City because of its association...

Watertown

Located 6 miles west of Boston, the city of Watertown was incorporated in 1630 making it one of the...

Wellesley

The town of Wellesley is home to many businesses and colleges, making it a desirable location for...

Weston

Beautiful and peaceful Weston is a small town 12 miles west of Boston. It is among the ten most...

Westwood

The town of Westwood is located 13 miles southwest of Boston. This beautiful town was ranked 13 th...

Weymouth

The city of Weymouth, named after a coastal town in England, was incorporated in 1635 and is...

Winchester

Affluent Winchester is located about 8 miles north of Boston and is named after Colonel William P....

Winthrop

Visiting the Greater Boston area? Don't miss out nearby Winthrop's beaches, historic...

Wrentham

Wrentham’s name is unique to the United States with only two other Wrentham’s existing...