Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, GloucesterStandout Qualities: In addition to boat sales, repairs, and storage, find delicious dining, an indoor pool and jacuzzi, and rooms with waterfront views of Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam. From lush salt water marshes to boats gliding along the harbor, this is a classic New England view and an unrivaled summer experience. The new boat valet service provides a hassle-free experience. The boat will be in the water and ready to go when you arrive and be put away for you when you are done for the day. Want a family weekend getaway? Packages include a partnership with 7 Seas Whale Watch, located just a few minutes away from the resort. This includes a 3- to 4-hour whale watching tour, guided by expert naturalists who are passionate about protecting and teaching others about this majestic marine animal as well as other sea mammals and wildlife.
Insider Tip: What a place to get married. Your out-of-town guests will love the access to beaches, fishing charters, whale watches, seafood, and salty history. The Compass Room has a warm and inviting atmosphere that accommodates parties up to 45 for a baby or bridal shower. The private space has big views of the marina’s docks, the salt marshes, and the river.
Fun Fact: The restaurant Mile Marker One, with panoramic views of the beautiful Annisquam River and marina life, is open year-round.
75 Essex Ave., Gloucester, 978-283-0806, capeannmarina.com