The Exotic Locals' Day Trip Company
Its Halloween in Salem! Take one of our weekend walking tours or Self-Guided Hocus Pocus or Lovecraft Tours!
You want to impress your family and friends by showing them the wonders enjoyed by the wealthy during the gilded age in your own backyard! Are you coming to Boston and want to see the hidden gems only the "cued in" locals know? Do you have company coming from out of tour and want to show them around or keep entertained while you are at work? Maybe you just want to learn all of the roads for marvelous Sunday Drives for the rest of your life?
Then take one of our tours!
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Boston Gold Coast History
Boston's Gold Coast might of started in 1845 when a descendant of the Old Planters, Samuel Ober, stated to a friend, "There is a Boston man who wants to buy my lands for $2,000; taint worth it. What am I to do?" The friend answered, "I think he knows what he wants; let him have it." Ober then replied "It ain't worth it..." Franklin Gordon Dexter was the first to build their summer palaces on the North Shore over looking the ocean. Many would follow him in leaving Boston, especially after a Boston tax collector in 1870 became over zealous within his profession. Some claim this area from the Prides Crossing section of Beverly to Manchester-By-the-Sea rivals any mansion in Newport. Situated on Route 127, the Gold Coast winds through wooded byways and ocean vistas pasts these American Castles. Our Driving and Biking Tours invites you take in the grandeur and the history of this region. We will take you to the natural beauty of hidden beaches, grand ocean cliffs, farm stands, boutiques, shopping, and museums; the North Shore is one of the most spectacular destinations on the continent. Let us show you the magic which is the Gold Coast!
Private and Public Walking Tours
All Tours are under the atmospheric Victorian lamp light of the illustrious Washington Square.
Our tours meet at the entrance closest to the Hawthorne Hotel on the cobblestones.
Average Length of Biking and Driving Tours: 4.5hrs
Tours change seasonally, always something new for the locals!
Group size: 1-4, 1-6, or 7 people.
Prices: $125 - $640 depending on the size of the group, we use your car or not, and museum fees.