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Have a Whale of a Time — Whale Watching on Cape Ann

Whales, dolphins, and seals…oh my! Cape Ann is one of the top destination locations for on-the-water adventures, especially guided whale-watching tours. Whale watching is a family-friendly activity and an exciting way to spend a few hours of your day seeing and learning about whales and other marine wildlife and environment, plus creating memories that will […]

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The Power of Travel: National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 (May 2-8) annually spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry. This year, there is more reason than ever to celebrate. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel and tourism industry was a significant contributor to the U.S. economy and supported millions of hard-working Americans of all backgrounds. The industry as a whole […]

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Gloucester Stars in Kenny Chesney's "Knowing You" Video

Country music fans are raving about Kenny Chesney’s newest video, much of which was filmed in last fall in Gloucester, MA. “Knowing You” is the latest single from Chesney’s ninth No. 1 album, Here and Now, featuring familiar locations such as the Dog Bar breakwater, Eastern Point Light, and the bar Pratty’s C.A.V. Chesney is also shown working Glocuester’s […]

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Cultural Walks on Cape Ann

Explore Cape Ann like never before by walking in the footsteps of many well-known artists, writers, and other influencers who have contributed to shaping the area’s rich cultural history through their art and craft. From maritime history to architecture, see and experience first hand with the Cape Ann Museum what landmarks, seascape, or landscape inspired their works. Outdoor […]

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Vacation Rental Week March 8-12, 2021

  Atlantic Vacation Homes is excited to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week—the vacation and holiday rental industry’s first of its kind!  With vacation rentals, travelers have more choices and have complete control to customize their trip than booking with a traditional hotel. We would like to take a moment and highlight the […]

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Spring Activities and Events on Cape Ann

With the temperature warming up and the days getting longer, the spring season on Cape Ann has much to offer. There are a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities as well as local events and festivals. Here is just a sampling of some of the best local springtime activities. ​Whale Watching from Gloucester Whale […]

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#BookDirect: Save More on Your Vacation Rental

Planning Your Next Vacation? Meet the Stone family. They were planning their Cape Ann vacation with one of the giant online booking companies until they saw the price and were stunned at the high fees. After a little more research to find a short-term vacation rental, they found Atlantic Vacation Homes. After speaking with one […]

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Honoring Your New Year's Resolution to Travel More

Heading into the new year, many of us are thinking about making resolutions, such as exercising more or stopping bad habits. One resolution that we at Atlantic Vacation Homes feel strongly about is taking more vacations. Studies have shown that many Americans don’t even come close to taking all of their allotted vacation time. This is […]

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Massachusetts Staycations: #MyLocalMA

Calling all Massachusetts residents! If you are longing for a vacation, but don’t want to go to far from home, a staycation in an Atlantic Vacation Homes vacation rental is the perfect solution for you. A recent article from Forbes cited the pandemic as a major (but not the only) reason that staycations are more […]

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Flexcation: A New Way to Visit Cape Ann

​After months of staying at home and having activities restricted, a “flexcation” may be an ideal way to re-establish a healthy sense of balance. With wide-open beaches, fewer crowds, and plenty of crisp autumn air to go around, Cape Ann is the perfect place stay “coastally distant.” Find a new seaside home office for an extended […]

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