• ​At the Seafarer Inn, we think planning your getaway should be easy. With this thought in mind, we compiled a list of activities, destinations, and restaurants for the towns of Cape Ann -– Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester, and Essex. As an inn of Rockport, we are admittedly somewhat more knowledgeable regarding our local happenings, but tried hard to include all the notable destinations, activities, and restaurants in Cape Ann, “Massachusetts other Cape.” With so many things to do in Rockport and the rest of Cape Ann, our list is a work in progress and will continue to expand as we’re turned on to new things to do in Essex County, MA.


  • Our Upcoming Events section changes as often as New England weather, so check this page frequently to see what deals and events are coming up in Rockport, MA.


Leave the burden of organizing travel ideas up to us. Use the links above to find the perfect activity. A list will be populated depending on the activity and will be listed according to distance from the Seafarer Inn -- 50 Marmion Way, Rockport, MA. Each listing will include distance to the attraction, a link to directions starting from the Seafarer Inn and ending at the location of the activity, a link to a corresponding website, a telephone number, a brief description of the attraction, and a price range, if applicable. Use our website to focus on enjoying all the beauty that Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Essex have to offers visitors of Cape Ann, MA.

Businesses, such as parks, restaurants, and whale-watching tours, open and close with the seasons. We work hard to keep opening and closing dates as accurate as possible, but, occasionally, businesses will not put out a notice before closing their doors for the season. We advise that you call the business to verify their open/close status.