Gloucester is a great place to base yourself while you are in North Shore as some of the city’s most popular attractions are close. The Sargent House Museum and Schooner Adventure are amongst the many popular destinations in the area. If time permits, be sure to also visit Dogtown and Ravenswood Park.
Savvy travelers in Gloucester, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, the Salem Witch Museum and the Salem Wax Museum.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the popular nature reserves for which this area is famous, such as the Boxford State Forest in Andover.
North Shore has many unique attractions such as Hammond Castle, the House of the Seven Gables in Salem and the Glen Magna Farms in Danvers. To learn more about the local historic attractions, don't miss Fort Sewall in Marblehead.
While you are in Gloucester, catch the Boston Celtics basketball team in winter at TD Garden, Boston, the region’s premier sporting venue. If you’re visiting North Shore with someone obsessed with sports, why not treat them to one of TD Garden, Boston’s fascinating back stage tours.
After a day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Gloucester, stay the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the Knights Inn Danvers, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boston Peabody, or the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, Danvers.