Heading into the holidays, Cape Ann showcases seasonal joy and much for which to be thankful. The salty, breezy beach days of summer slowly transition through autum and then into winter, but the spectacular sunrises and sunsets remain. Shell collecting expeditions or visiting the shops downtown on brisk days often require cozy extra layers and, of course, hot chocolate.
Regardless of the weather, Cape Ann is overflowing with historic landmarks and photographic attractions that are just as amazing in the off-season. Keep in mind that Gloucester will be celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2023, so there is a lot of history to cover! Noteworthy regional dishes like New England clam chowder and the most popular local favorite, deep-fried clams, can be found in most local restaurants.
Whether you are returning to your favorite Cape Ann vacation rental home to celebrate the season with your family or visiting our area for the first time, you are sure to make holiday memories to last forever. Visit the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree and the Lobster Trap Menorah, and stroll through the historic downtown streets of Gloucester and Rockport for gifts you can’t find at the mall. Catch a live re-enactment of the Nativity and ring in the New Year in Rockport.
Where to Stay in Cape Ann for the Holidays
Atlantic Vacation Homes offers a wide variety of vacation rental homes across Cape Ann that would be perfect for your winter holiday getaway. To book your accommodations (and take advantage of our lower off-season rates), simply view available vacation rentals and enter your desired dates to get a quote. You can also call toll-free at (855) 853-9143 to speak with a Guest Experience Specialist.