- TripBuzz found 232 things to do with kids in or near Rockport, Massachusetts, including 220 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Salem, Gloucester, Beverly and Lynn.
- From Pirate Ship Formidable to Texas Coast Fly Fishing, the Rockport area offers 113 different types of family activities, including: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
- Located forty miles northeast of Boston is the city of Rockport. Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the waterfront city is a popular tourist destination, famous for its lobster and prime fishing locations. A scenic strip of old fishermen shacks turned into shops and cafes is one of the most popular spots in the city, as is Thacher's Island, an offshore attraction that features twin lighthouses.
The large towers that have welcomed seafarers to Thatcher Island since the 18th century, the Cape Ann Twin Lights, are the sole surviving multiple lights on any U.S. coast. Visitors can reserve free boat service to the island in summertime.
A historic and scenic lighthouse on Straghtsmouth Island, Straightsmouth Lighthouse is viewable from hiking trails and from the water via kayak or canoe. Guided boat tours are also available for tourists to view the landmark.
Good Harbor Beach is a half mile stretch of raked sand that opens to the Atlantic ocean with many dunes and marshes surrounding it. Visitors can enjoy surfing and floating here when the tide is high and at low tide, they can walk up to the Salt island.
Cape Ann Whale Watch offers educational whale watching trips where whale sightings are accompanied with informative commentary and many educational hands-on activities about whales and their natural habitat.
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121 East Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Offering half day fishing excursions, Yankee Whale Watch & Deep Sea Fishing takes visitors to prime fishing locations in the region. During the trip, visitors have the opportunity to spot marine life like whales.
19 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 44% Off Whale Watch at Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a local company which offers whale watching tours of Cape Ann where visitors can view the mammals feeding, surfacing and breaching in their natural habitat.