Maison de Mer is a French country–inspired home décor shop filled with hand-selected items like antique furniture, fine French soaps, hand-loomed Turkish towels, and more. 220-222 Humphrey St., 781-584-6913, maisondemerstore.com
Look to Ocean House Surf and Skate for surfing and skateboarding gear and apparel, plus classes, camps, and rentals. 128 Humphrey St., 781-593-1020, oceanhousesurf.com
Find not only fashion-forward women’s clothing and accessories but also dance apparel and shoes at Infinity Boutique. 427 Paradise Rd., 781-599-8829
Vinnin Square Plaza is the town’s major shopping area, home to stores like The Gap, The Paper Store, Stop and Shop, and more.
Kats Boutique might specialize in pearls, but you’ll also find jewelry and clothing from both local and global designers. 212 Humphrey St., 781-593-0300, katsboutique.co
A stunning oceanside location, roof deck, bars and craft cocktails, live music, chef’s tables, great menu, and views of the Boston skyline make Mission on the Bay Swampscott’s premier dining destination. 141 Humphrey St., 781-691-9277, missiononthebay.com
Thai Thani has been serving authentic Thai food to hungry Swampscott diners since 1994. 408 Humphrey St., 781-596-1820, eatthaifood.com
Chef Gregg Brackman’s G Bar & Kitchen uses fresh, local ingredients to create innovative and tasty dishes and drinks. 256 Humphrey St., 781-596-2228, grestaurant.com
Authentic Italian cuisine, happy hours, and a friendly crowd make Paradiso Ristorante a local favorite. 15 Railroad Ave., 781-581-7552, paradisoristorante.net
Find straight-from-the-old-country Italian fare, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at Caffé Paolina. 646 Humphrey St., 781-593-6455, caffepaolina.com
The latest high-end beauty products and luxury spa treatments make LuxeBeautiQue a big-city experience in quaint Swampscott. 410 Humphrey St., 781-598-1777, luxebeautique.com
Creative cuts, color, and styling set Spinale & Co. Hair Design apart. 224 Humphrey St., 781-598-5400, spinaleandcompany.com
Deirdre Capone Spa offers laser hair removal, body contouring, injectables, and more. 157 Burrill St., 781-599-0666, dcaponespa.com
Harold King Forest offers 47 acres of woodland with newly re-blazed trails to explore. Trailhead off of Nichols St..
Explore the Olmsted Subdivision Historic District, a neighborhood planned by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame. New Ocean Street/Paradise Road, Swampscott Avenue, Redington St., and Burrill St.
Phillips Beach and Eisman’s Beach are just two of the many beautiful beaches that Swampscott has to offer. Eisman’s Beach is off Puritan Road.
The Mary Baker Eddy Historic House is considered by some to be the “Birthplace of Christian Science.” Tours by appointment. 23 Paradise Rd., 781-599-1853