In the News: How to Spend a Day on Cape Ann

April 19, 2021 / Art and Music, Food and Drink, Good to Know, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from North Shore Magazine | How to Spend a Day on Cape Ann | Published April 2, 2021

When planning your trip to Cape Ann, add Gloucester to your agenda and discover all that our historic seaport city offers visitors. Northshore Magazine’s article “How to Spend a Day on Cape Ann” shares several wonderful ideas of things to see and do during your visit. Whether it’s a day trip or an extended stay, we look forward to your visit to our coastal city during your Cape Ann adventures.

The biggest town—actually a city—on Cape Ann is Gloucester, the iconic fishing town that has both a long artistic heritage and deep working-class roots. The downtown is packed with independent shops selling new and used books, cheese and wine, handmade pasta, the work of local artisans, and almost anything else you can imagine…

As you stroll the downtown, keep your eyes open for the art that is such a part of Gloucester’s character. There are galleries aplenty, murals adorning narrow alleys, and sculptures near the Cape Ann Museum—visit the sea serpent that guards the museum door for a touch of maritime magic.

When it’s time for dinner, the seafood options are plentiful, from the ocean views from 1606 at the Beauport Hotel to high-end Italian fare at Tonno to takeout fish and chips from Turner’s Seafood Market. There are also options for Thai noodles, spicy tacos, fried chicken sandwiches, and wood-fired pizza. Many spots offer outdoor seating, and some are also open for indoor dining, but many are still operating on a takeout-only model, so be sure to check ahead.

Visitors should also take time to discover the natural side of Gloucester. Drive along route 127 for charming views of the Annisquam River and Lobster Cove, or head into the woods in historic Dogtown, hilly Ravenswood Park, or sprawling Tompson Street Reservation.


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