Things to know when traveling to Lynnfield
Lynnfield, Massachusetts is a great vacation destination with plenty and exciting things to experience for many people. Besides that, Lynnfield is easy to reach. If you are not traveling by car, you could travel by air. The most practical airport is Logan (BOS), as it is less than 12 miles from the airport to the city center.
Accommodations in Lynnfield
If you are looking for accommodation, you have plenty of options. There are 23 different hotels and almost countless holiday houses for you and your family. Suppose you plan a stay in or around Lynnfield. In that case, you should consider Boston Marriott Peabody and Residence Inn by Marriott Boston North Shore/Danvers.
Most of the Lynnfield hotels offer a free cancellation service. It is, therefore, best to choose accommodation where your booking is refundable. Just look for the “Free Cancellation” link in your search. Prices may vary, but flexibility is your priority.
Besides the two above mentioned accommodations, you have the option to stay in apartments, private holiday homes, Bed and Breakfasts, inns, cottages, motels, and hostels. If your budget allows, you can arrange your stay in one of the two available houseboats.
When you come to Lynnfield, a city rich in history, you cannot do without a car. Avis and Thrifty are the most popular car rentals. You can hire a car at the airport or in one of the many places within Lynnfield.
Lynnfield offers some impressive shopping malls, which you cannot miss. They are ideal for buying everyday items and getting some presents to bring home to your friends and family.
- Lynnfield Market Street
- Burlington Mall
- Assembly Row
- Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
- Liberty Tree Mall
- Square One Mall
- North Shore Mall
The history of the city of Lynnfield goes back some 350 years. It started with farmers, leaving Salem looking for a less crowded area. They were looking for more land to grow their crops and for grazing their animals. However, this land was not easy to obtain. They had to bargain with the native tribe of the Sagamores. Back then, the area where the first white settlers started was divided into Swampscott, Nahant, Saugus, and Lynnfield and was incorporated in Saugus’s town. It was not until 1637 when Samuel Whiting from King’s Lynn arrived that the settlers changed the town name to Lynnfield in the minister’s honor.
Even though the settlers were a mostly agricultural community, they were also known for producing leather, which they manufactured into shoes. The leather and shoes the settlers from Lynnfield did not need for themselves; they used to buy other necessities from surrounding villages.
However, it was not until a Quaker named Ebenezer Breed came to town and transformed Lynnfield to the new world’s shoe center.
Today, Lynnfield is the largest city in Essex County.
Shower doors installed in Lynnfield
Things to do
The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston North Shore/Danvers in Danvers is located in the business district. The Salem Witch Museum is a highlight for culturally interested visitors. At the same time, the following sights are almost considered landmarks:
However, you can also explore the 34 Boston Islands with a ferry or enjoy the Boston Harbor Walk. The walk connects residents and visitors to over forty parks, a dozen museums, seven beaches, and hundreds of restaurants and stores.
Boston Marriott Peabody in Peabody is located on the outskirts of town and near the beach. From here too, you can visit the Salem Witch Museum, the Witch House, and the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.
Experience pure water fun with kayaking and diving nearby or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking or walking/cycling trails. While in Lynnfield, you need to visit the Breakheart Reservation. The Breakheart Reservation is famous, not just for the people living there. It is getting more and more attention from visitors and is well known for its many outdoor activities and its lake.
Glen Magna Farms is a historic estate at the end of Ingersoll Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. The estate is opened daily and offers exciting gardening tours. Besides that, Glen Magna Farms is famous for weddings and similar anniversaries.
And finally …
Whenever you plan a vacation, it is imperative to check with your travel agency for possible restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis.