EAT + DRINK
Enjoy tasty burgers with creative toppings, booze-spiked milkshakes, or a savory brunch in this warm and welcoming spot. 206 Cabot St., 978-993-7394, anbburgers.com
Creative Hawaiian-style bowls of fresh fish, veggies, sauces, and grains, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. 503 Rantoul St., 978-969-0166, lolopokebeverly.com
The cafe outpost of the popular local roaster, Atomic offers coffee, beer and wine, sandwiches, and pastries, with ample seating and a cool vibe.
268 Cabot St., 978-922-0042, atomicafe.com
This Beverly Farms spot serves up salads and sandwiches and, most important, hand-cut donuts from the basic to the downright inventive—Orange Creamsicle, anyone? 1 West St., 978-969-6177, halfbakedbeverly.com
La Victoria Taqueria
The burritos, tacos, and tortas are affordably priced, simple, and hearty—and authentically delicious. 6 Wallis St., 978-969-2228, victoriataqueria.com
Tartine Kitchen & Eatery
European-style cafe serving quiche, soup, and the open-faced sandwiches that give the eatery its name. 192 Cabot St., 978-998-4907, tartine-eatery.com
Ellis Square Social
An extensive and creative cocktail menu alongside a range of small plates for sharing have made this new spot an immediate favorite. 252 Cabot
St., 978-998-4450, ellissquaresocial.com
High-end classic American dining featuring homemade pastas, elegant cocktails, and local seafood. 24 West St., 978-922-9221, dalmarerestaurant.com
Gentile Brewing Co.
Sample and buy locally brewed beers and shop a selection of gourmet treats from area producers. 59 Park St., 978-969-6496, gentilebrewing.com
The galleries of the local art school feature eclectic rotating exhibits of work by students, faculty, alums, and other professionals.
Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens
Stroll the 116-acre historical property and enjoy the carefully planned gardens dating back to the early 20th century.
572 Essex St., 978-921-1944, thetrustees.org
A family-friendly destination that includes a beach, splash pad, play structures, gardens, and lots of room to run, play, and picnic.
55 Ober St., 978-921-6067, bevrec.com/lynchpark.html
Originally opened nearly 100 years ago, this unique theatre hosts favorite musical acts from the past and present, along with special movie events and kids’ performers. 286 Cabot St., 978-927-3100, thecabot.org
North Shore Music Theatre
An acclaimed professional theatre putting on contemporary musicals, kids’ performances, and other events in an intimate setting.
62 Dunham Rd., 978-232-7200, nsmt.org
Dating back to 1679, this colonial-era house lets visitors catch a glimpse of the way Beverly’s earliest English settlers lived. 448 Cabot St., 978-922-1186, historicbeverly.net
Dane Street Beach
This compact park includes a public beach, excellent playground, and open park space just steps from downtown. Lothrop Street and Hale Street
Taste Buds Kitchen
Taste buds holds cooking classes for both children and adults in a fun environment. 131 Rantoul St., #3, 978-969-6088, tastebudskitchen.com
Book Shop of Beverly Farms
Shop a carefully curated selection of new releases and old favorites in a renovated historic home.
40 West St., 978-927-2122, realbookshop.com
Boutique-style shopping and high-quality brands at down-to-earth prices.
156 Cabot St., 978-969-2761, worthygirlshop.com
Roost & Company
A small downtown shop stuffed with quirky, colorful, and sometimes irreverent gifts, cards, books, and decorations.
84 Cabot St., 978-969-3733, roostandcompany.com
Cabot Street Books and Cards
A community-oriented bookstore featuring children’s storytimes, author appearances, and a selection of gifts.
272 Cabot St., 978-969-3460, hugobookstores.com/cabot-street
Field House Browse
home decor and houseplants at this airy little cottage-inspired shop. 265 Cabot St., 978-969-3004, facebook.com/fieldhouseshop/
Sweetwater and Co.
Explore the nooks and crannies of this shop dedicated to home decor and gifts that celebrate the seaside lifestyle. 724 Hale St., 978-927-9895, sweetwaterandco.com