Essex is close to a range of colorful North Shore’s more popular attractions. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Ravenswood Park and the much-loved Hammond Castle. Two other interesting attractions that are located within a short distance of Essex are Dogtown and the Sargent House Museum.
Essex offers some interesting cultural attractions nearby that make great places to visit. There are many excellent places where you can spend a couple of hours including the Salem Witch Museum in Salem.
Visitors to the Essex area will not want to miss out on the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Schooner Adventure in Gloucester and Marblehead Light in Marblehead. To learn more about the local historic attractions, visit Fort Sewall in Marblehead.
Finding somewhere convenient to rest your head around Essex is simple. The Wylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College, Beverly, the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem and the Emerson Inn By The Sea, Rockport are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.