Location, Location, Location!
Quincy is located just minutes from downtown Boston and within easy driving distance of Plymouth, Cape Cod and other popular destinations, making it the perfect base for your Massachusetts vacation!
During your stay in Massachusetts, discover the Massachusetts Cultural Coast! Visit our historic region and see where the culture of our country began and the dreams of a great nation were born. No other area can compare with the rich cultural heritage of the Massachusetts coast, and no other area can boast the homes of as many US Presidents. From the first Pilgrim settlers, to Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and John F. Kennedy, the coastal areas south of Boston have been home to some of our country's finest leaders. Visit TheCulturalCoast.org to learn more.
Quincy offers both easy highway and subway access via the MBTA Red Line to nearby downtown Boston. Take advantage of Quincy’s more affordable hotel rates, then catch the “T” to Boston and visit Quincy Market, Cheers, the Old North Church and Boston’s many other cultural, historical and recreational attractions.
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy is also the ideal launching point for excursions to the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. Comprised of 34 islands situated within the Greater Boston shoreline, this amazing natural resource affords visitors the opportunity to explore tide pools, walk through a Civil War era fort, climb a lighthouse, hike through salt marshes, camp under the stars or just relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming.
Located just over the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge prides itself on being “Boston’s Left Bank” – offering a diverse collection of shopping districts, restaurants, and of course, Harvard and MIT!
Known as “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth is home to Plymouth Rock and numerous sites and attractions commemorating the spirit and sacrifices of our Pilgrim forefathers, including the Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation.
Located just one hour south of Quincy, Cape Cod is famed the world over for its unspoiled sand dunes, sweeping coastal vistas and quaint New England small-town charm.
Known as the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the “Bewitching Seaport” of Salem is also home to the Maritime National Historical Park as well as the “House of the Seven Gables” made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel.
Lexington & Concord
Site of the first battle of the American Revolution – the famed “shot heard ‘round the world” – Lexington and Concord are also known as the seat of the 19th century Transcendentalist movement led by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcotts.
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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