Home to America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester offers rich maritime history, fresh-caught seafood, an active working waterfront, and several of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy authentic adventures by land, and by sea, and experience the best of New England’s natural beauty on the coast. Gloucester is alive with arts and cultural attractions, theater, museums, boating, events & festivals, award-winning cuisine, boutiques, and a walkable downtown. There is something for everyone, and so much to explore!
An Interactive Way to Plan & Share Your Travel
Using our Plan Your Visit tool, visitors can customize and plot out their itineraries, so as not to miss any of their favorite attractions. We’ve created a series of themed itineraries to inspire trip planning, with accompanying videos highlighting Gloucester’s abundant offerings. Click here to explore the digital tool, example trip themes, and share a curated trip plan with friends and family via text or email.
2023 is Gloucester’s 400+ Anniversary! Find information about events marking the quadricentennial year, and celebrating Gloucester’s culture at gloucesterma400.org.
Trails, sails, hikes, whales, museums, art, history, and more! While the sea is a celebrated natural resource on Cape Ann, Gloucester is also home to more than 5000 acres of green space, and is host to an abundance of cultural and historic cites, including the country’s oldest Art Colony!
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Gloucester is the largest lobster port in Massachusetts, with fresh seafood abound, in a variety of forms. Beyond the best lobster roll or fried clam you’ll ever enjoy, try our award-winning restaurants and cultural cuisine.
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From boutique hotels, and quaint b-n-b’s, seaside inns, accommodating vacation rentals, and our 4-star hotel, there’s something for every family, friend group, or couple.
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With non-stop Instagrammable moments, this is the perfect destination to uncover an off-the-beaten path New England adventure.
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