- 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.
Fishermen's Memorial Monument, also called Man at the Wheel Statue, is a historic bronze cenotaph sculpture which was established in 1925 in memory of the Gloucester fishermen who never retured from the sea.
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25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Having been in business for over 70 years, Day Adventures at Yankee Whale Watching offers a variety of ocean fishing trips. All trips include an experienced Captain and crew with options of ½ day, full day and overnight excursions.
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211 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Docked at the Beacon Marine Basin, Defiance Sail Charters - Day Tours operates during the summer season from June through October. The chartered day trips normally involve some light food while there are some evening offerings that have full meals and alcoholic beverages.
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off Rte. 127A on Gloucester-Rockport town line, Gloucester, MA MoreLess Info
Featuring a magnificent view of twin lighthouses, Long Beach in Gloucester is known for its gentle surf and sandy beach. Pack a lunch and bring the kids for swimming and sand castles, and a day you won't soon forget.
Located within a historic1782 home, the Sargent House Museum is a museum filled with artifacts that tell the history of the local area. These artifacts include paintings by artist John Singer Sargent, of whom the house is named after.
63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
7 Seas Whale Watch is a local company which offers guided whale watching tours from Gloucester to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Filled with sofas and plush chairs, Cape Ann Community Cinema is a small neighborhood theater that features independent films. The cinema also hosts outdoor movie nights where visitors can bring lawn chairs and a blanket.
Despite its grim-sounding name, Coffin's Beach is a picturesque white sound beach that stretches for almost two miles. The beach features scenic dunes, and when the tide goes out visitors can see a large rock formation with crabs and lobsters.
Half Moon Beach is a secluded, crescent-shaped beach located in Gloucester Bay. The kids will love the gentle waves and soft sands, or let them climb along the rocks and playground areas, then gather for a quiet picnic lunch.