This waterfront city's history goes back to 1683 when it was first settled making it the oldest seaport in the U.S. The history provides lots of sightseeing opportunities for history buffs. The beaches allow beachcombers to enjoy the water.
- Gloucester Lighthouses: Gloucester has several lighthouses scattered in the area. Check out Eastern Point Lighthouse, Annisquam Harbor Light Station and Thatcher Island Twin Lights.
- Beach Activities: There are several beaches for beach lovers to spend some time. Fish for cod, take a whale watching excursion, go snorkeling or paddle boarding.
- Culture: Experience Gloucester's art culture at Rocky Neck, North America's oldest working art colony. The downtown features several outdoor historical statues that include Joan of Arc, a Fisherman's Memorial and a World War II statue.