- The list below includes 262 free or cheap things to do in or near Gloucester, Massachusetts, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Parks, Fishing and Hiking Trails.
- From Good Harbor Beach to Wingaersheek Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gloucester and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Salem, Beverly, Lynn and Hampton.
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Featured on Discovery Channel and in National Geographic, boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.