Many day-trippers return time and again to Cape Ann simply for the food, the freshest seafood, shellfish and fired clams you’ll find anywhere. Indulge! You can always walk it off on one of the beautiful Cape Ann beaches. Or are you looking for something a little different? Experience the community’s vibrant tradition of Mediterranean cooking ay many Italian and Portuguese eateries, or explore Gloucester’s ever-expanding range of cruise lines spanning from Lebanese to Indian to Chinese. You’ll get hungry just reading through all the wonderful options.
Experience Cape Ann’s thriving multi-faceted art scene by exploring the region’s many gallery spaces and museums where you’ll find the work of renowned masters and emerging artists. Our strong community of makers and artisans organize shows all year round. For a list of cultural fare, visit the Art’s & Culture section of the Cape Ann Guide on page 46and the events calendar on page 41for a schedule of live theatre, gallery tours, art sales and more. Click Here for digital access to the Cape Ann guide
Cape Ann’s four coastal communities each have their own unique downtown shopping areas. Explore treasure-filled antique and gift shops in Essex along the Essex River. Discover the heart of historic Gloucester on Main and Rogers streets, Lexington Avenue and Rocky Neck. Indulge in the galleries in Rockport and add to your art collection, or leisurely weave in and out of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s numerous harborside shops. Each town reflects thew talent and personalities of the area’s artists and shop owners.
This week marks our final week of Takeout Today and we encourage you to visit Mile Marker One at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort in Gloucester. With locally caught seafood, grass-fed beef, and a selection of cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Visit them after Wednesday this week when their Bridge Deck opens. You can dine with them inside or outside at the water’s edge, you can even dock and dine by boat! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks are also available to-go for curbside, dockside or delivery. Follow Mile Marker One on social media to stay up to date with all their activities.
The Lantana House is an intimate, welcoming bed and breakfast open year round in the heart of historic Rockport. Innkeepers Richard and Tracey welcome their guests with open arms and delicious food and ensure their guests take in all that Rockport has to offer. After a long day out and about, what better way to wind down than on the front porch and deck, listening to the sweet sounds of Rockport. Book your stay today