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Something Great to Discover: Local Insider Travel Tips and Deals

Enhance your trip to Gloucester with our exclusive list of local insider tips to help make your visit more enjoyable and exciting! Discover these hidden gems and things to do and see at nearby attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and more, adding more value to your visit. Click the “+” icon next to each Insider Tip to find the newest offerings, local deals, special offers, and vacation packages — just more reasons to Discover Gloucester, Cape Ann.

Check out our Local Insider Travel Tips and Deals for this month!

DINE

Beauport Cruiselines: Summer Cruise Series

Spend an unforgettable summer evening or afternoon on the water! Join Beauport Cruiselines for another season of their signature dining cruises along Gloucester Harbor. Enjoy New England Lobster Bake Dinners and more, cocktail service and music in the background, while taking in the ocean breeze and sweeping views of beautiful Cape Ann. For more offer details and book your cruise, visit beauportcruiselines.com/cruise-schedule.

6 Rowe Square | (978) 865-3210

Mile Marker One: Summer Cruise Series

Belly up to Mile Marker One’s new Raw Bar for the freshest of seafood. Featuring oysters, jumbo shrimp, littleneck clams, fresh local lobster tails and other featured items. The Raw Bar compliments the lunch, dinner, wine and cocktail menus for a great experience directly on the water. Waiting to catch a glimpse of some Wicked Tuna action, you can see the boats and crews right from the bar if they are in. Learn more and reservations recommended: https://capeannmarina.com/dining/.

75 Essex Ave | (978) 283-2122

STAY

Cape Ann's Marina Resort: STAY & DINE on the water with the WICKED TUNA boats in your waterfront view

Walking distance to Gloucester Boulevard on the Annisquam River. Complete with onsite dining at Mile Marker One Restaurant featuring waterfront and outside deck dining. Delicious local caught seafood, grass-fed beef and something for everyone. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, and more. For more specials and info, click here https://capeannmarina.com/resort/specials-packages/.

75 Essex Ave | (978) 283-2116

PLAY

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House: Thursday Evening Tours

Enjoy an early evening tour of Beauport, the 1907 summer home of Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers. Extra tours offered at 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm. Book in advance to reserve space. For more event details and to purchase tickets, visit my.historicnewengland.org.

75 Eastern Point Blvd | (978) 283-0800

Maritime Gloucester: Special Experiences to Discover this July

Maritime Gloucester helps you celebrate your Independence from boredom the whole month of July with great Local Insider Travel Tips. Each week, the Museum has new public programming like Creature of the Week, TouchTank Tuesdays, and working waterfront artisan exhibits on the weekend. Mention code GloucesterInsider21 for 5% off all admission and purchases, in-store or online at www.maritimegloucester.org.

23 Harbor Loop | (978) 281-0470

Essex River Cruises & Charters: Specialty Cruises

Enjoy Essex River Cruises & Charters specialty cruises! Experience their Chowda & Brews Cruise with mouth-watering chowder and locally-made brews. Catch a relaxing Saturday Sundown Cruise with their signature “Down River Punch”. Start your Sunday with a Coffee & Muffin Cruise. And don’t miss October’s Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruises. Mention code DiscoverSpecialtyCruises when purchasing tickets. For more information and to reserve your seats, visit essexcruises.com.

35 Dodge Street, Essex | (978) 768-6981

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