New England - Around Boston (Chapter)
This is the Around Boston chapter from Lonely Planet's New England guidebook.
Boston may be the state capital, but it’s not the only town in Massachusetts with traveler appeal. Up and down the coast, there are destinations with rich histories, vibrant cultural scenes and unique events that merit a venture outside the city.
- bike the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway from Cambridge to Lexington, then continuing on to Concord for a cooling dip in Walden Pond
- admire the collection of treasures from around the world at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem
- witness the pilgrim’s earliest settlement at Plimoth Plantation
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: West of Boston, Lexington, Concord, Lowell, North Shore, Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Around Cape Ann, Ipswich & Essex, Newburyport, South Shore, Quincy, Plymouth, New Bedford and Fall River.
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