- 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.
Live music, drama and dance is performed at Stockbridge Theater. Acrobatics, holiday music, Broadway performers and more are enjoyed by audiences. Student performances are also held, highlighting the Pinkerton Chorus, Band and Dance programs, as well as the Pinkerton Players.
Boston's Blue Hills Reservation is an urban environment that combines iconic rocky summit with 125 miles of outdoor trails. Rich historically and archaeologically, the area boasts 16 historic structures, the Blue Hills Weather Observatory and a National Historic Landmark.
Spanning 56 acres, the Fourth Cliff Recreation Area sits atop a seaside cliff at the tip of a peninsula. The area offers stunning views of the sea and shore, and offers camping opportunities as well as lodging.
Visitors can enjoy a 10 screen movie theater that features stadium seating at O'neil Cinemas. This theater also features the new BigD Experience which is an auditorium with a wall to wall 78 by 35 feet screen with digital projection.
A 10-screen movie theater with stadium seating, Apple Tree Cinema displays first-run, feature films using digital projection. The theater features D-BOX motion seating and has a snack bar with food and drinks.