Many know this quaint New England downtown as a haven for artists and as a place to relax by the sea. The locally-owned shops, restaurants and well-kept historic homes and buildings lend a hometown feel that also translates well to vacationers seeking a getaway but one with authenticity. The nearby ocean beaches rank amongst some of the best in New England.
Can you guess this quaint downtown?
It’s downtown Rockport, Massachusetts!
Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Rockport is part of the beautiful Cape Ann region which also includes destinations like Gloucester, Salem, Essex, Newburyport and Manchester-by-the-Sea. You are also minutes from Woodman’s of Essex, one of the most famous seafood shacks in New England, as well as being the inventor of the fried clam!
A highlight of downtown Rockport: Bearskin Neck which features art galleries, cute shops and seafood places to eat. Another famous destination is Motif Number 1, a red-painted fish shack that is known as one of the most painted buildings in America. It is a classic, quintessential New England scene.
I highly recommend you visit this beautiful seaside village with the quaint downtown!
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