Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Lynn is the largest city in Essex County, Massachusetts. Lynn is part of Greater Boston’s urban inner core and was early colonial settlement and industrial centre. Owing to its historic reputation for crime and vice, the city was colloquially referred to as the “City of Sin.” Today the city is visited for its large international population, downtown cultural district, historic architecture, loft-style apartments, and public parks and open spaces. These parks include the 2,200-acre, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Lynn Woods Reservation; oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and the High Rock Tower Reservation.
Lynn Woods Reservation
Pennybrook Road, Lynn, MA
Lynn Woods is one of the best places for people who love to indulge in recreational activities. It is often referred to as a little piece of heaven by mountain bikers and walkers. The area is very safe to walk and there are multiple trails for walkers, hikers, bikers- even for campers.The weekend afternoons here can be very busy especially in summers. If you live nearby then you can always take your dog along and make it a fun day for him. Lynn Woods is also a favourite place among kids as they get a lot of open space to play and roam around.
Lynn Memorial Auditorium
3 City Hall Sq Ste 311, Lynn City Hall, Lynn, MA 01901-1028
The Lynn Memorial Auditorium is an excellent place to enjoy a rock concert. Built in 1948, the auditorium was refurbished in recent years. The fabulous Art Deco style brings the perfect ambiance to rip roaring rock shows like Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, The Edgar Winter Band, Get The Led Out and a host of others. After attending the concert you can have your food at local restaurants that offer delicious cuisines.
Lynn Museum and Historical Society
590 Washington St, Lynn, MA 01901-1406
Whoever wishes to learn more about the history of the city should definitely visit this small museum. It is notjust a museum but they also host great events throughout the year. One such event to attend is History and Hops. It combines the Historical Exhibits with samples from some of the region’s finest breweries. There is a small gift shop inside the museum from where you can buy some local stuff. No matter what time of the year you choose to visit, there is always something interesting happening here.