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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.

Massachusetts Tourism Regions map

Many of the towns are suburban to Boston and boast their own unique charm and character! From the suburbs that hug Boston to those along the iconic 26.2-mile Boston Marathon route, you'll discover a delightful mix of neighborhood styles.

Greater Boston region has many well-known museums, attractionsparks, 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. Come and experience the diverse flavors of the world in our restaurants, where some of the most famous chefs in America showcase their talents.

Greater Boston Cities & Towns

Arlington

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

Avon

As a community, Avon has thrived by retaining a quaint, tranquil feel while emerging as an important locale within the…

Braintree

Braintree is located just south of Milton and Quincy and has been home to many famous residents including John Adams, the…

Brookline

Brookline abuts several Boston neighborhoods including Brighton and Allston.  Brookline separated from Boston in the…

Cambridge

Cambridge is home to famous universities such as Harvard and MIT and is considered the City of Squares, with popular…

Canton

Canton earned its name in 1797 due to the early belief that Canton, China was on the exact opposite side of the earth. In…

Chelsea

Despite the fact that Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts it is still the second most densely populated city in…

Dedham

The town of Dedham was incorporated in 1636 and is home to many historical attractions such as the Fairbanks House, 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 after Edward Everett…

Holbrook

Officially incorporated in 1872, Holbrook has developed into a residential community housing many workers that commute to…

Foxborough

Foxborough, Massachusetts is most commonly known as the home to Gillette Stadium, stomping ground of New England’s…

Malden

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

Milton

Peaceful and historic Milton is located approximately 10 miles south of Boston. In 2011, Money Magazine named the town…

Medfield

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

Medford

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

Melrose

Located seven miles north of Boston, the city of Melrose was originally called “Ponde Fielde” for its…

Needham

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

Newton

The lovely city of Newton, Massachusetts, found about 11 miles west from Boston was the inspiration for the name of Fig…

Norfolk

The rural town of Norfolk is located a little over 20 miles southwest of Boston. Incorporated in 1870 after being…

North Reading

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

Norwood

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

Randolph

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

Reading

Lying just 10 miles north of Boston, Reading is a charming town with a lot of historical importance. The town came to be…

Revere

Named after one of the most prominent figures in the American Revolution Mr. Paul Revere himself, Revere has a lot…

Quincy

As Boston’s immediate southern suburb, Quincy is a large city with varied attractions. It is the birthplace of two…

Stoneham

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

Sharon

Scenic Sharon, Massachusetts is located about 17 miles southwest of Boston and was incorporated in 1775. It was named…

Somerville

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

Stoughton

Incorporated in 1726, the town of Stoughton is named after William Stoughton, first chief justice of Colonial Courts and…

Wakefield

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

Walpole

The town of Walpole, located 13 miles south of Boston, is named after Sir Robert Walpole, de facto first Prime Minister…

Waltham

Incorporated in 1783, the town of Waltham is also known as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry…

Watertown

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

Wellesley

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

Weston

Beautiful and peaceful Weston is a small town 12 miles west of Boston. It is among the ten most affluent towns with over…

Westwood

The town of Westwood is located 13 miles southwest of Boston. This beautiful town was ranked 13 th  on CNN/Money and…

Winchester

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

Winthrop

Visiting the Greater Boston area? Don't miss out nearby Winthrop's beaches, historic military forts and…

Wrentham

Wrentham’s name is unique to the United States with only two other Wrentham’s existing in the world in…