Welcome to the Cape Ann Vacations Blog!

Cape Ann is a beautiful area comprised of four lovely communities on the water. As America’s original working seaport and first art colony there is a wealth of history here along with many visitor attractions.

Get to know the Cape Ann Communities.

Essex is a quaint town with beautiful reservations and a history of shipbuilding. It is also America’s antique capital and home of the fried clam. Learn more about Essex…

Essex, MA

{Photo Credit: Arlene Taliadoros}

Gloucester is known for its beaches, water based activities and fishing industry. With some of the best beaches on the North Shore, visitors enjoy the sandy shores year round. In the warmer months, whale watching and fishing excursions are popular choices. Gloucester is also home to Rocky Neck, one of America’s oldest continuously working art colonies. Learn more about Gloucester…

Gloucester, MA
{Photo Credit: Brianna Cox Photography}

Manchester-by-the-Sea is another quiet seaside community filled with scenic locations and one of kind boutiques. There are also a few quiet beaches in Manchester that are lovely to relax on. Learn more about Manchester…

{Photo Credit: Patricia Slade, Manchester Cricket}

Rockport is a picturesque village on the water that is home to a number of wonderful shops, galleries, studios and restaurants. The charming center of town is bustling from spring through fall with visitors enjoying all of the wonderful cultural activities the town has to offer. Learn more about Rockport…

Rockport, MA
{Photo Credit: www.Gicleeone.com}

We are happy to welcome you to the area and look forward to sharing exciting news and activities along with beautiful glimpses of Cape Ann right here on the blog. Come back to visit often!