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Kayaking While On Cape Ann

Cape Ann has over 50 miles of coastline that continually calls out to kayakers and other water enthusiasts to paddle and explore. Getting outside and experiencing new things while on vacation is always a goal of most families. Atlantic Vacation Homes makes achieving this goal easy with watercraft rentals.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Gloucester

Learn about Gloucester’s many memorial sites that honor those who served our country, across all branches of the armed services.

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Gloucester Basks in CODA’s Oscar Glow

Shot in 2019, CODA was primarily filmed in and around Gloucester, MA and won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor.

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National Plan For Vacation Day May Improve Your Life

As we all know, taking vacations is essential for our overall well-being. Time off can help strengthen personal relationships, broaden horizons and inspire creative thinking, improve professional performance, and promote better health. In recognition of that, doesn’t it make sense to set aside some time to plan out your next vacation? January 25, 2022 is […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving New England Style, with a dash of Cape Ann

Top 5 Traditional New England Holiday Dishes On the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts sits a charming yet off the beaten path quintessential New England cape, Cape Ann. Fondly known as “The Other Cape, it is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Boston and is the perfect getaway for your seasonal vacation. Cape Ann is made up […]

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Five Great Instagrammable Vacation Rental Views

  Cape Ann is known for its gorgeous landscapes and picturesque shoreline. There’s a stunning scene pretty much everywhere you look! Don’t end your vacation without taking a selfie at one of our Instagram-worthy Cape Ann vacation rentals. Good Harbor Beach, From Beach Stone Cottage Take in unparalleled views of Gloucester’s rocky coastline, the salt […]

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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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Your September North Shore Getaway is Going to be HOT!

The first hints of autumn can often be bittersweet, as our last days of summer slip away and we start to re-focus on school, work and the winter ahead. But on the North Shore, September brings a slew of activities so fun and exciting that our light-hearted feelings of summer will linger all the way through the […]

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