November 17, 2020

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Lynn Edition

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This month, we’re highlighting local businesses as part of our #StayLocal2020 campaign. Scroll to the bottom for more information.

We’re all craving a bit of adventure these days. While traveling may be difficult for a number of reasons, there are things you can do right in your own backyard to help stave off boredom and get a change of scenery.

Here are some of our favorite diversions from Lynn, MA

Let’s go!

Lynn Museum – 25 Exchange Street

In the heart of Lynn’s Arts & Cultural District, the Lynn Museum was founded in 1897 to collect, preserve and illuminate the city’s remarkable history. The museum has evolved into a vibrant cultural center, expanding its footprint to include the LynnArts building at 25 Exchange Street.

Beyond Walls Murals – Citywide

It’s impossible to visit Lynn without seeing the hundreds of murals sprinkled throughout the city. Lynn-based Beyond Walls is largely responsible for these masterpieces, as their famous street art festival has brought artists from over the world to create them.

Galleries at Lynn Arts – 25 Exchange St.

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) is part of Lynn Museum. Its purpose is to promote the work of local artists with rotating galleries and exhibitions throughout the year.

The current exhibition is the Member’s Only Show, and you can view the full gallery online here if you can’t make it in person.

High Rock Reservation – 30 Circuit Ave.

High Rock Reservation is home to a working observatory and city’s large 12 inch Meade telescope with lenses powerful enough to view the rings of Saturn, Jupiter and her moons, galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and many other wonders of the night sky. While the observatory is currently off limits to visitors due to COVID-19, the structure itself is nifty to see up close.

Pine Grove Cemetery – 145 Boston St.

Officially established in the 1800s, Pine Grove Cemetery is a perfect place to go for a peaceful walk in Lynn. Because of the cemetery’s age, there are markers extending back to the 1700s.

Lynn Woods and Dungeon Rock – 118 Great Woods Rd.

Lynn Woods is one of the country’s largest municipal parks, offering over 30 miles of scenic trails for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking (not allowed during the winter), cross-country skiing, and nature walks.

The park also contains Dungeon Rock – legendary for its local pirate-affiliated lore, a rose garden, a stone tower, and an amphitheater. Essentially, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

Restaurants and Shops to Check Out While You’re There

Food and Drink

Nightshade Noodle Bar

Bent Water Brewing

Tacos Lupita

Christopher’s Café

Boba Tea Snow Ice House


Digs Enamels

Shop SYN Lynn

Looking for something we didn’t list? Check out the Lynn Main Streets Business Directory, or follow them on Instagram @lynnmainstreets.

SHOP LOCAL! Support the small businesses that make up your community and are owned by your friends, neighbors, and fellow community members.

If you are a business and are interested in being part of this initiative please visit and sign up for our comprehensive business program!

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We wanted to shine a spotlight on many of the small businesses that make up the fabric of our communities and support them as much as we can throughout the Winter.

Stay tuned to this event for information on businesses throughout the North shore. We will be highlighting the humans behind the small businesses, showcasing specials and promotions, and also curating experiences that will make your local shopping even better!A priority this year will be to educate consumers on the safety protocols that so many of our fantastic businesses have implemented in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.