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Things to Do on Cape Ann

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Cape Ann in the Off-Season

The off-season is a fantastic time to be on the North Shore. The summer crowds disappear and the splendors of New England in fall, followed by winter, take over. Some of the benefits of visiting the Cape Ann area in the off-season include: It costs less. Atlantic Vacation Homes’s rental rates go down significantly in the fall […]

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From Your Couch to Cape Ann, Instantly

While we are all staying at home to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, take a little break to take a virtual escape with us. Atlantic Vacation Homes has collected a variety of virtual experiences to explore Cape Ann’s cultural, historical, and natural world from the comforts of your own home. Warmer and brighter […]

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