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Top 5 FREE Christmas & Holiday Activities on Cape Ann

Even though the holiday season can get expensive after the gifts, decorations and other related items are purchased, the good news is that the “holiday spirit” is free! There are plenty of free events and activities on Cape Ann and across the North Shore to put you in a festive mood. Here are some of our […]

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Fall Activities for Kids Near Cape Ann

Getting outdoors and out to the farms for apple picking, pumpkin picking, and getting lost in corn mazes are some of the most popular fall kid activities we’ve found. There are also many family-friendly festivals and events to choose from that celebrate autumn’s bounty and also every kid’s favorite spooky holiday, Halloween. Below are some of our […]

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A Fall Getaway to Explore Cape Ann's Local Colors

Fall is a great time to take a weekend getaway with family or friends. While the weather may be cooling off, there’s still a cornucopia of seasonal activities to do while visiting Cape Ann. Staying in one of our vacation rental homes will keep you close by where the activities happen to be. We love Cape […]

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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 value […]

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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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