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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.

Oct 2022

Beyond Boston: Fall edition

There's nothing quite like Fall in Boston. As the air turns brisk and the leaves start to change, the Boston area transforms into an autumnal paradise that charms even the most experienced traveler. But, the Fall fun isn't just confined to Boston. From Concord to Cape Cod, you'll...

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Ferry Services from Boston

Head to the waterfront where Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) ferry service will take visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands and to Salem, the "witch city" of 17th-century lore, where you can also visit the Peabody Essex Museum and of course the Salem Witch Museum. Both BHC and Bay State Cruises offer fast service to Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod, an eclectic artists’ community teeming with galleries, restaurants, quaint shops and beautiful beaches.

Boston Harbor Cruises

Offering ferry service north and south of Boston.

Boston Harbor Islands

Spend an afternoon on one of the Harbor Islands

Bay State Cruises

Ferry service to Provincetown, MA

Peabody Essex Museum

In historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston.

Salem Witch Museum

Takes visitors back to 1692, when accusations of witchcraft struck fear in the hearts of the towns...

Activities West of Boston

Head west of Boston by car or rail to visit 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.

Liberty Ride - Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Lexington & Concord

Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th Century literature! Board a classic trolley to...

Lexington Visitors Center: Guided Battle Green Walking Tours

Let our costumed guides transport you back in time to 1775 as they share the events that occurred on...

Concord Museum

Visit the all-new Concord Museum! Concord is a small town that helped shape a nation. Sixteen newly...

Concord Visitor Center

The Concord Visitor Center is your first stop in Concord for helpful staff, maps and information. We...

Inn at Hastings Park

The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles from...

Cambridge Office for Tourism

Just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge offers an exciting, multicultural setting where...


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, Harwich and Chatham. From Hyannis, you can take a ferry to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Make a night out of it and stay at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa or the White Elephant on Nantucket.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Through engaging experiences with history, Plimoth Patuxet Museums explores the complex and...

White Elephant

The White Elephant, located alongside Nantucket's magnificent harbor, has been considered an island...

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce & CVB

The Cape Cod Chamber serves as the region's premier marketing and information services organization...

Destination New Bedford

Discover New Bedford, a city with a vibrant working waterfront, history, museums, arts + culture,...

Discover Quincy

Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy was home to U.S. Presidents John Adams & John Quincy Adams....

Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester promotes visitation to the highest port of Gloucester, Massachusetts and her...

Events Beyond Boston