If you’re looking to grab a bite, spend the night, settle down, or just blow off some steam, there are plenty of nearby options. Click on the amenities below to learn more about each.

Seasonal Events

There’s something to do all year ‘round:

Rockport Music’s Cottages & Castles Tour, Rockport (April)
Registration: Rockport Inn & Suites, 183 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Presented by Rockport Music: (978) 546-7391

Listen to the music of the ocean while exploring Rockport’s distinctive seaside homes and estates.

The Beverly Arts Festival (June)
Cabot Street in downtown Beverly, MA
(978) 922-8558

Beverly Main Streets hosts more than 100 artists, 12 open studios, food vendors, and free live entertainment.

Peabody’s Annual Concert Series (July – August)
At the Leather City Common in downtown, Peabody

Dust off the lawn-chairs and layout the picnic blankets. Enjoy local musical acts in downtown Peabody for free.

Peabody International Festival (September)
Main Street, Peabody, MA
(978) 538-5702

An annual artistic and cultural celebration of diversity in Peabody’s Square

Gloucester Schooners Festival (September)
The Gloucester Schooner Festival™ Committee & Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA
(978) 283-1601

Experience the annual Mayor's Race of schooners, races for other classes, a parade of sails, deck tours, a lighted boat parade, fireworks, and other maritime activities.

The Topsfield Fair (September – October)
207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA
(978) 887-5000

The country's oldest agricultural fair with grandstand shows, horse and oxen pulling, a flower show, antique tractor display, an opening day parade, and giant pumpkin contest.

Haunted Happenings Destination Salem (September – October)
Main Street, Salem, MA
877-SALEM-MA

Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts. The area’s witch museums, ghosts, and goblins are sure to give you a good spook!

Annual Wine Reception Event (October)
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA
(978) 768-7541

Sample a wide variety of wine, beers, and local spirits for your enjoyment, or for holiday hosting and gift giving.

Northshore Film Festival (November)
Presented by the Peabody Historical Society
(978) 531-0805

Explore history through film. The Peabody Historical Society is hosting its first film festival in Fall 2011, and encourages local filmmakers and creative short films, feature-length productions, animation, and documentaries.