- 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
7 Seas Whale Watch Boston MoreLess Info
Featured on Discovery Channel and in National Geographic, boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins
75% 59 votes
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.
Cape Ann Brewing Company is a local family-owned business which specializes in a variety of beers including the special Fisherman's beer. The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing has both indoor beer hall style as well as outdoor harbor-side seating arrangements and offers a variety of snacks.
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.
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.
79% 28 votes
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.
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.
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.