- TripBuzz found 405 things to do with kids in or near Essex, Massachusetts, including 402 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Salem, Gloucester and Cambridge.
- From Cogswell's Grant to Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Essex area offers 114 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Boat Cruise and Parks.
- A small town outside of Boston, Essex is a popular tourist destination in New England. Located on the Essex River, the city has its economic roots in both shipbuilding and clamming; and its rich history is recorded at its local museum. Other attractions in the area include a variety of antique shops, fishing charters, walking trails and public parks.
Views of the Tobin Bridge and the Boston skyline are offered at the Mary O' Malley Waterfront Park which is bordered by both the Island End River and Mystic River. Paths for walking and jogging, tennis courts, and playground equipment are available.
The Woburn Public Library provides books, magazines, movies, television programs, and other media to its library visitors. Programs at the library include electronics workshops, arts and crafts lessons, creative writing, songs, and stories.
Interstate Gymnastics & Dance is a recreational dance facility that has the goal of developing healthy bodies that produce sound minds. The organization teaches educational dance classes and is available for birthday parties.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities including fishing, kayaking, cycling, walking, and jogging at Horn Pond. The paved path around the lake is 2 miles long and there also a lot of benches and picnic tables.
Book your amphibious tour of Boston and its famous harbor by visiting Super Duck Tours. Climb on board one of their 90-minute guided tours of historic Boston on a vehicle that will take you from the streets to splashing into the bay, don't miss this attraction.
Captain's Cove Adventure Golf is a miniature golf (or adventure golf) course with a nautical theme. The course is populated by model coves, waterfalls, rivers, marine artifacts, and shipwrecks. Captain's Cove also maintains an ice cream and smoothie shop.