- 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
The Little Art Cinema is an old-fashioned movie theater that showcases great films and offers friendly service for guests of all ages. Though not modern, it does have a lot of charm and offers a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience.
Shalin Liu Performance Center is a local concert hall which maintains a quality acoustic system in an intimate stage setting with the Atlantic Ocean in the backdrop. The center regularly hosts a variety of concerts and cultural events by Rockport Music.
Featuring the work of local artists, Rockport Art Association & Gallery displays paintings in contemporary and traditional styles. The gallery has two floors for visitors to view art in, and is free of charge.
Sailor Dog Charters conducts sailing excursions from Rockport during the summer as well as full sailing vacations to the Virgin Islands in the winter. The charter yacht is a 2008 Island Packet 370 that can comfortably accommodate two to six people.
Rockport's Square Circle is an art gallery that features indoor and outdoor artwork and sculptures. The charming gallery and shop feature prominent awnings, making it easy to find, and the artist features primarily Jewish and Hebrew works including Seder plates.
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.