Fun Things To Do

On the eastern shore of Cape Ann, you will be close to many activities throughout the area. Have days full of adventure on the high seas, explore the nooks and crannies of our artist galleries and antique stores, browsing for masterpieces young and old. Discover the breathtaking hidden coves, miles of sandy beaches, world renowned artists, old-world shops and unparalleled cuisine. Make the most of your vacation...

As your days wind down, enjoy the freshest fish and lobsters brought daily to dinner tables throughout Gloucester. Enjoy the great selection of live music played throughout our downtown or settle in for a relaxing evening, watching the sun set, the moon rise and planning tomorrow's great adventure...

Please allow us to help you make the most of your time on Cape Ann. From dinner reservations to boat tours to a special photo spot, just tell us what you are looking for. Cape Ann has some of the most beautiful beaches, best whale watches, a thriving music scene, great museums and much more.

For some pre-planning of your trip, take a look at Fun Outside, Fun Inside, Events and Gloucester and Beyond.

Things to Know

Gloucester, on the north shore of Massachusetts is just 35 miles from Boston. Centrally located on the most picturesque coast in New England, Bass Rocks Ocean Inn is an excellent home base for your vacation.

Whale Watching

Gloucester has long been a summer community and has many activities that are outside and on the water. With some of the most popular beaches in New England and a harbor that is closest to the fishing and whales, you spend less time traveling and more time having fun.

Fun Outside

Man At Wheel

As the oldest seaport in the country, Gloucester Harbor is still a working waterfront with fresh fish landed daily. Rocky Neck Art Colony is the first art colony where the arts and culture are celebrated.

Fun InsideGloucester and Beyond

Schooner Festival

Gloucester has long celebrated its relationship with the ocean and the arts with many festivals throughout the summer both on the land and the sea. Watch schooners race, artists create treasures in front of you and music festivals in oceanfront parks.


History of Bass Rocks Ocean Inn