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North of Boston/Merrimack Valley welcome romantic vacationers

North of Boston and the Salem area are spectacular year-round for their beaches, whale-watching (seasonal), art and history museums, and galleries. October brings Halloween to the town of Salem, which is a whole other saga. The region welcomes guests for romantic weekend getaways at all times, opening doors to luxury hotels, inns, resorts, and bed and breakfast inns. As is the case all along the Massachusetts coast, seafood dining is the tops and the chance to take nature walks on or near the shore should not be missed.

Several Locations Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-7260

Romance is everywhere in seaside Rockport

A romantic getaway awaits you here! Rockport offers a multi-vacation experience. This is one of the great advantages of Rockport, and why so many vacationers return year after year. There is always more to see and do. Cape Ann's beauty has attracted painters including Winslow Homer and Fitz Hugh Lane. Gloucester's seaport is the nation's first, and is still active.

Explore and enjoy. Take a cruise along the Essex River, enjoy a performance at the Gloucester Stage Company or the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Walk to beautiful beaches, art galleries, exhibits, go for a bike ride, enjoy unique restaurants, charming vistas including “Motif No.1,” and visit the shops on Main Street and Bearskin Neck.

We, the Innkeepers of Rockport, Massachusetts, are pleased to welcome you to our seaside village.

58 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone: 781-631-2186

One of the Top 10 most Romantic Inns

One of the country's "10 Most Romantic Inns" (Vacations Magazine), the Harbor Light Inn tucked away in the historic harbor district of Marblehead, offers the finest accommodations for the discriminating traveler. All Inn rooms are equipped with private baths, telephones, televisions and air conditioning. Many also have working fireplaces, VCRs, and remote stereo / CD players. Some also have double Jacuzzis, sundecks or patios. Our heated pool is open mid May to mid October from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Guests will enjoy our extensive continental breakfast buffet along with afternoon tea, coffee and cordials each day. Also available is our intimate and popular Tavern. Fine shops, galleries and great restaurants are minutes from our door and the harbor is just around the corner.

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-740-8788 Toll-Free: 888-337-2536

We've got the seasons, the sea, and the history

Find perfection on the Massachusetts' North Shore when you enjoy a romantic getaway at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. Located on Pickering Wharf in the heart of downtown Salem, one of New England's most historic neighborhoods, it's a perfect spot for a romantic vacation or just a weekend getaway at any time of year. You'll love our comfortable & spacious rooms, that gracefully blend traditional New England hospitality with the modern touches. In the mornings, a full breakfast awaits you at our Regatta Bar Restaurant. Stop in for dinner or an evening nightcap, too. We offer signature cocktails, and many bottled and draft beers. And we're just a short walk from other great restaurants and the shops and attractions in historic downtown Salem.

44 Middlesex Turnpike Bedford, MA, 01730 Phone: 781-275-5500

The ultimate sanctuary in relaxation

A great getaway! A relaxing and convenient setting. Our rooms offer scenic views of the meticulously groomed grounds and gardens, on 24 acres of wooded land just 20 miles from Boston. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, SORA is a Mediterranean restaurant set in a relaxing atmosphere. Award-winning Executive Chef Jayson DeMarco uses the freshest ingredients, delicate preparation, and professional culinary craft into each meal. Savor cocktails and dinner on our outdoor terrace featuring live music and seafood raw bar during summer nights and enjoy s’mores and dessert by the fire pit.

Amenities include the pool, the fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball, bocce and basketball. Rooms have 43'' LED flat screen TV and in several suites TV's are located in both sleeping and living areas. Suites also offer our signature Doubletree Sweet Dreams bed, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, in-room safe, MP3 player/ clock radio, upgraded bath amenities, robes, voicemail and complimentary wireless high speed internet access. Suites are available with king bed only.

183 Main Street Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-3300

Enchantment at the edge of the sea

Motif #1, the most photographed landmark in the US is a one of a kind, just like your sweetheart. On the waterfront in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts, settle in to well-appointed suites with fine linens and convenient amenities including high-definition TV, coffeemaker, microwave, and mini-fridge Or step up to the one room Executive Suite with a large sitting area, a king bed, and a full kitchen so you never have to leave. The “town-house” style, two-room suites offer a large living room downstairs and an elegant king bedroom with cathedral ceiling and skylights upstairs. Just a short walk you’re in downtown Rockport where shopping, art galleries, restaurants and beaches await. At your leisure, enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, the indoor pool and fitness room, and a soothing Jacuzzi for after.

17 High Street Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-7260 Toll-Free: 800-789-7260

Where the sea and service embrace you

Your non smoking room is comfortably furnished and decorated with antiques and/or reproductions, quilts, and original paintings by local artists. You’ll have your own private bathroom, A/C, Cable TV and Wi-Fi, or perhaps a room with an outside entrance or deck. You’ll savor a home-baked breakfast buffet each morning with fresh ingredients and everything made from scratch. You’re on Cape Ann in the romantic town of Rockport with stunning ocean views, a famous harbor and beaches to stroll together. Just a short walk from your cozy lair is the town center, great seafood, art galleries, shops, and historical sites. You’re getaway is an award-winning B&B housed in a 1790’s colonial home on the tip of "Massachusetts’ Other Cape" where unparalleled hospitality and service will make your rendezvous something to remember.

123 Old River Road Andover, MA, 01810 Phone: 978-975-3600

The perfect package to rekindle romance

Choose the romantic getaway package at Doubletree by Hilton Boston Andover and you will be welcomed by a chilled bottled of champagne and chocolate-strawberries in our upscale guestrooms. Our heated indoor pool is a great place to unwind, as is our hot tub. Sip our fabulous martinis in the lobby bar. Enjoy an intimate conversation and scrumptious dining in our 189 Prime restaurant, specializing in steak and seafood. Kick off your shoes in one of spacious guestrooms, featuring plush pillowtop mattresses, BeWell bedding, upscale furnishings, large flat screen TVs, and distinctive bath products. Sleep late -- check out isn't until 2 p.m. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast (how about omelets made to order) in our restaurant, or order room service. No matter which you choose, you won't be disappointed!

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321 Toll-Free: 800-964-5550

Getaway where romantics have always played

Philosophers and nature lovers Emerson and Thoreau visited here often. Then as now, Pigeon Cove and this lovely inn are great for a romantic getaway with every inviting and delicious amenity plus newly restored and well appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages with spa tubs and private bath The grand Parlor has ocean-view windows for pondering the meaning of life together. The heated ocean side swimming pool is for lounging in the sun or cooling off, and a relaxing and restorative Spa features therapeutic massage and other treatments. The veranda has unparalleled views of the Atlantic and a wonderfully romantic setting for dinner. Discover Motif # 1 on a leisurely stroll through Rockport, go snorkeling, or hike along the shores of Cape Ann with its array of year round activities.

61 Market Street, Unit 1C Lowell, MA, 01852 Phone: 978-459-6150

The history of early America’s great lovers is written here

The Greater Merrimack Valley is home to some of most historic and romantic tales of our time and history. Revolutionary sites, inns, taverns, towering figures, fabled authors, beloved patriots and passionate loves are all to be found here in lore, stone, earth and tradition. It’s a lover’s special paradise and the perfect getaway for two seeking peace, quiet and soulful connection. You’ll find it amidst natural beauty and quaint settings and in the spirit of the places you’ll stay, dine, visit and remember. Cozy Inns and B&B’s offer restful hideaways, classic American fare and intimate pubs. Upscale hotels provide the more luxurious amenities. And your days will be filled with activities that leave nothing to chance and everything to remember.