Rockport is a small town on the coast of northeastern Massachusetts. In Rockport you can go the beach, go hiking, or just walk around the harbor. Rockport is within driving distance of several popular New England destinations, such as Boston, Cape Cod, and Salem.
Explore Halibut Point State Park, which is open year round from sunrise to sunset. The park is great place for hiking and picnicking. There are also different tours depending on what time of year you visit. In the winter there are seabird walks and in the warmer months there are wildflower walks through the park. You can also go on a boat tour of the Rockport Harbor or relax on Front Beach. Rockport is also known for its seafood restaurants, such as Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant and My Place by the Sea.
While staying in Rockport, explore other parts of New England by going for a day trip to Salem, Boston, or Cape Cod. Salem is just a 40-minute drive from Rockport and is especially fun around Halloween. Visit the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, explore the Witch House, and learn more about the Salem Witch Trials. Another day trip you can take is to Boston, which is about an hour drive from Rockport. If you don’t have a car, you can take the commuter rail into Boston by riding the Newburyport/Rockport Line, which takes about an hour and 15 minutes. In Boston you can walk along the historic Freedom Trail, have a traditional Italian meal in the North End, or cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. A day trip that’s a little further away is to Cape Cod. Cape Cod is a two and a half hour drive from Rockport. In Cape Cod you can shop your way through downtown Chatham, go hiking in Wellfleet, or relax on the scenic beaches of Provincetown.
There are several hotels to choose from in Rockport, including Rockport Inn & Suites and Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge. If you’re looking for a bed and breakfast, the Yankee Clipper Inn has a saltwater pool and ocean views. You can also stay in a classic New England house right on the beach, a luxury apartment, or a quaint waterfront cottage. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Rockport vacation rental today!
The MBTA Commuter Rail has a station in Rockport on the Newburyport/Rockport Line. This line goes all the way down the coast to Boston, so it’s a great option if you are planning to explore the city or other New England towns along the way.
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