- Our list of the best things to do in Rockport, Massachusetts, features the top 272 nearby activities — including 131 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Rockport, 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 17 things to do within the city of Rockport, MA , followed by 255 popular activities in nearby cities, including Salem, Gloucester, Beverly, Hampton, Lynn, Newburyport, Marblehead, Danvers, Ipswich, Amesbury, Saugus, Haverhill, Peabody, North Andover, Rye, Seabrook, Essex, North Hampton, Portsmouth and Revere
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.
99% 80 votes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.