- 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.
Jump In With Us is an inflatable playground for children. The playground features inflatable jump houses, inflatable slides, a rock wall, and an inflatable obstacle course. Jump In With Us is also available for private party hosting.
Situated next to baseball and football fields, Kelleher Field Playground has a play structure with two winding slides, climbing obstacles, poles, and more. The playground has a small trail with benches to sit on.
Spanning 80 acres, Silver Lake State Park has sandy beaches along the perimeter of Silver Lake. The lake can be used for swimming, boating and kayaking while the park provides picnic tables and a playground for children.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to the public in New England. It also houses the art collection of its previous owners, Isadore J. and Lucille Zimmerman.
The lifeguard-protected Head of the Meadow Beach is best known for its reputation as an ocean graveyard. There have been over 1,000 shipwrecks off the coast of the beach, which is considered a historic site because of this reason.