2 days in Cape Ann Itinerary

2 days in Cape Ann Itinerary

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Manchester-by-the-Sea
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Essex
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Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get outside with Frayed Knot Sailing Charters.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manchester-by-the-Sea trip planner.

New York City to Manchester-by-the-Sea is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Manchester-by-the-Sea dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Essex.
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Essex — 1 night

Essex is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, 26mi north of Boston and 13mi Southeast of Newburyport. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Bearskin Neck, enjoy the sand and surf at Good Harbor Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Before you visit Essex, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Essex is very close to Manchester-by-the-Sea. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Cape Ann travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches · Monuments
Cape Ann is a collection of coastal towns interspersed with rocky coastline. The towns represent some of the earliest settlements along the East Coast. Captain John Smith was the first to chart the area in the 17th century. Travelers come to visit tide pools and more than a dozen beaches and take part in water activities like whale watching, sailing, and fishing. The community supports the arts, designating four regional cultural districts that showcase everything from art galleries and studios to museums, music, and performing art venues. East of the Annisquam River is referred to as "The Island" where "old families" exhibit a fiercely independent culture that is true to the cape's early roots.