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Weekend in Gloucester, MA

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A June 2012 trip to Gloucester by zabelle

Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: An amazing weekend press trip to this fantastic North Shore city. I even got to take Al along.

Latitude 43

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Restaurant | "Great dining in a lovely location"

Latitude 43 Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Latitude 43 has a wonderful location on the Gloucester waterfront. It is an upscale dining option with among other things a great bar, outdoor dining and a sushi pit in the middle of the restaurant. The menu includes lots of choices including sushi but also the more traditional seafood items that you would expect to find in this area. In order to fully explore the menu, Al and I each ordered an appetizer. I have never eaten fried oyster and when I asked our waiter what appetizers would give me a feel for what this restaurant was all about, one of the things he suggested was the fried oysters. The watermelon salad also sounded too delicious to resist. I was amazed by the oyster...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2012

Latitude 43
25 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 281-0223

Overgrown burying ground Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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For me, coming to Cape Ann was a journey of discovery. I have early New England ancestors who were residents in the area at about the time of the infamous Salem witch trials. That of course made me very curious. I had one ancestor who had died in Gloucester in 1728 but I had no idea where he was buried. The Cape Anne Museum, as well as some wonderful exhibits, has a genealogy library that is the ideal place to start any research into ancestors in the area. I checked in on Friday morning and began my quest to find out where Michael Webber was buried. There is staff available to send you in the right direction and let you know what is available. There were a lot of people searchi...Read More

Sargent House Museum

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Attraction | "Meet Judith Sargent Stevens Murray"

Sargent House Museum Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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The Sargent House Museum was not included in my tour of Gloucester but of course, when I was planning the trip, my friend Joe mentioned that there was a connection to John Singer Sargent. He has never been able to visit the house since it has very limited opening hours. I felt I owned it to him and myself to try to squeeze in a visit. I am so glad that I did. The house is located between Middle Street and Main Street. It has no designated parking. Main Street has metered parking and we were able to find a spot very close by. There are also public parking lots within an easy walk. When arriving from Main Street, there is a very steep climb, this is not for the weak of knees or f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2012

Sargent House Museum
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 281-2432

Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Attraction | "Good food, great beer!"

Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Our dinner schedule had been arranged for us and the first night we were expected at the Cape Ann Brewing Company. We got off to a shaky start, when we arrived everyone just looked at me with a blank look. ‘You’re a writer", we’re expecting you? " That made me feel welcome. We were shown to a table and left while the manager was called. Son of a gun, we were expected and here we were. The mix up was resolved and we set about looking at the menu. This pub has a great location right on the harbor in Gloucester. There is outside dining but we were not offered a table outside, instead we sat at a picnic table inside and if it had gotten crowded the tables are communal. That’s a great way to m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2012

Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub
27 Commercial Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
978-281-4782

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

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Hotel | "A cozy home away from home."

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn Photo, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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When I was first approached to take this press trip I was a little skeptical. It was through Twitter. Turned out to be the real thing and we had a marvelous time. I let the PR firm know that I was not an adventure junkie but that I certainly enjoyed art, history and the great outdoors as long as I wasn’t required to scale mountains or deep sea dive. We arrived in Gloucester on a Thursday afternoon. Our accommodations were located on Good Harbor Beach. The Blue Shutters Inn is just that, a beach front Inn with blue shutters, very quintessentially New England looking. We received a warm welcome from one of the innkeepers, Eddie and were shown to our suite which was on the second floor. It ha...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 16, 2012

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
One Nautilus Road
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 283-1198

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zabelle

zabelle
Portland, Connecticut

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