Gloucester is a quiet, picturesque fishing town about an hour north of Boston, MA. It’s roads are paved with history and pride and it’s beauty is matched only by it’s outstanding seafood industry.
The best time to visist Gloucester in during the summer. When warm weather arrives both locals and visitors are out and about exploring the land and sea. While there, we rode bikes around and found it was to see the streets of this little town and found there are plenty of places to stop and smell the roses – literally and figuratively!
You’ll quickly discover that this town lives and breathes fishing. In fact, camera crews invade the town regularly to film TV and movies based on these courageous and outspoken fishermen and women. (Wicked Tuna, Deadliest Catch and The Perfect Storm were all filmed here and are based on actual fisherman and families who live(d) in Gloucester.) To say fishing is important to this town would be an understatement. Visitors can get a glimpse into their past by walking the fishing docks or visiting one of the many museums, statues and memorials dedicated to the men and women of the town.
While in town, you must try the fresh lobster. We bought enough tails for our entire group and cooked it ourselves! Delicious!
But, if you don’t want to cook while on vacation, have no fear! The town is overflowing with fun and local places to eat, drink and be merry! Some of our favorites are Sugar Magnolia’s for breakfast, Losta Land for (the best!) lobster chowder and Rudder Restaurant for a seafood lunch or dinner with a great view.
Don’t let the sun set on another summer before visiting this small town that is big on charm and history!