- Our list of the best things to do in Gloucester, Massachusetts, features the top 318 nearby activities — including 154 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Gloucester, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 29 things to do within the city of Gloucester, MA , followed by 289 popular activities in nearby cities, including Salem, Beverly, Lynn, Newburyport, Hampton, Marblehead, Rockport, Danvers, Ipswich, North Andover, Haverhill, Amesbury, Saugus, Malden, Revere, Peabody, Andover, Hull, Chelsea, Seabrook, Melrose, Essex, Everett, Lawrence, Woburn and North Hampton
96% 85 votes
15 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Family-owned and operated, Ryan & Wood, Inc. Distilleries specialize in handcrafted distilled spirits including a variety of gin, rum, vodka and more. Guided tours of the premises including the process of fermentation, distillation and barreling, are available.
A 600-acre nature reserve, Ravenswood Park offers local historical relics including Native American artifacts and structures built by early settlers. It provides 10 miles of trails and paths along with areas for picnics, bird watching and cross-country skiing.
Hammond Castle was the home and laboratory of the famous inventor, John Hays Hammond, Jr. The castle features a Medieval style architecture and operates as a museum which houses a collection of medieval, Renaissance and Roman artifacts along with Hammond memorabilia.
Stage Fort Park is a local park and a historic site being home to Gloucester's first settlers who arrived here in 1623. The park comprises of two beaches called Half Moon Beach which is more of a lagoon, and Cressy's Beach which is more rocky and natural.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Eastern Point Lighthouse offers beautiful ocean views. Although unable to tour the interior, there is lots to see including an historic bell. Access to a walking path is also available.
Rocky Neck Art Colony is one the oldest inhabited art colonies in the country and has been lived in by many famous artists including Childe Hassam, Edward Hooper, Stuart Davis and more. The district is still home to a number of artists as well as art galleries and restaurants.
87% 68 votes
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.