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Make the Most of a Family Vacation to Cape Ann

Take a family vacation on Cape Ann, MA -- Atlantic Vacation Homes
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Things to Do on Cape Ann


It’s that time of year when everyone looks forward to going on a summer vacation! We know that when you are vacationing as a family, it's important to have plenty of activities planned that will keep everyone interested and occupied, regardless of their ages. If you are visiting coastal Massachusetts for your family vacation this year, you will have no shortage of things to do. There are many fun-filled activities in the Cape Ann area that will keep the whole family on the go and entertained. 

Going to one of Cape Ann's many local beaches is fun, easy, and appropriate for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages. And did you know that Atlantic Vacation Homes offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals to our guests?

Family Beach Vacation in MA

For fun on land, there are also many parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas to choose from. From hiking and biking, boating and fishing, whale-watching, and beach-going, there’s plenty of outdoor activities to keep the entire family as active as you want to be.

When it’s time for a slower paced day, why not explore Cape Ann by foot? Each town within Cape Ann has its own unique charm. Stroll along the harbor on Stacy Boulevard in Gloucester, or meander down Main Street's shopping and dining district. The numerous art studios and galleries on Rocky Neck provide plenty of culture and local charm.

Cape Ann MA - Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Walking around the quaint village of Rockport is a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon. Don't skip over Bearskin Neck, which offers lots of gift, jewelry, and craft shops, as well as art galleries. 

Essex is known for its many, many antique shops and is also the birthplace of the fried clam. Finally, Manchester-by-the-Sea has a number of boutiques, high-end consignment and vintage furniture shops to browse at your leisure.

At the end of the day, you’re sure to want a comfortable place to settle into and we can help!  When you’re considering Massachusetts vacation rentals, Atlantic Vacation Homes is the perfect choice. We offer a wide variety of vacation rental homes that will meet all of your family's needs (and your budget). Give us a call at 855-853-9143 or reach us through the Contact Us page on this website to learn more and to reserve your vacation stay.

Atlantic Vacation Homes (AVH) is the premier vacation home rental & real estate company on Boston's North Shore, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Situated a little more than a half-hour’s drive from downtown Boston, the North Shore is the ideal spot for an east coast vacation. We specialize in coastal vacation rentals for families, large groups, and anyone else who wants a beach vacation in Massachusetts.