We’re all craving a bit of adventure these days. While traveling may be difficult for a number of reasons, there are things you can do right in your own backyard to help stave off boredom and get a change of scenery.
Beverly is home to some of the area’s best art experiences, downtown dining, historic locales, and sprawling green spaces.
Here are some of our favorite diversions from Beverly, MA.*
* If you want a virtual tour of Beverly, check out this Instagram highlight.
The Cabot Theatre – 286 Cabot St.
The Cabot Theatre opened on December 8, 1920 as a dream palace for vaudeville and silent movies and it was hailed as “the most impressive auditorium of its size east of New York.” Now in its 100th year, The Cabot is one of the premiere music, cinema, and theatre venues in Massachusetts.
Montserrat Galleries – Multiple Locations
One of the best thing about Beverly being host to one of the region’s best art schools is that residents and visitors get access to a constantly changing repertoire of galleries and creative offerings.
Montserrat College of Art Galleries presents innovative exhibitions of contemporary art that feature regional, national and international artists ranging from emerging to established.
Lynch Park – 55 Ober St.
Sweeping beach views, a rose garden, a historic mansion formerly occupied by William Howard Taft, and a half shell stage are some of the features that make Lynch Park so memorable. It’s open year round, but there is a nominal fee for parking if you’re a non-Beverly resident in summer.
Long Hill – 572 Essex St.
Another gorgeous Beverly locale, Long Hill hosts a historic home, sprawling gardens, and hiking trails. From 1916 to 1978, Long Hill was the summer home of noted author and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Ellery Sedgwick, and his family.
You can wander the grounds at will from dawn to dusk, or you can book a guided tour of the property like this spring guided tour coming up in March.
North Shore Music Theatre – 54 Dunham Rd
Although temporarily closed due to COVID-19, North Shore Music Theatre is the largest operating regional theater in New England and one of the few remaining theatre-in-the-round stages left in the United States.
Hale Farm – 39 Hale St.
Built in 1694, the John Hale House was home to many generations of the Hale family. The site is owned and operated by Historic Beverly, but many local organizations have made use of the venue for events and celebrations, including Cabot’s Porch Sessions in Summer and Fall and Beverly Main Street’s Bass in the Grass last August.
Restaurants and Shops to Check Out While You’re There
Food and Drink
- Gentile Brewing
- The Castle: A Board Game Café
- La Victoria Tacqueria
- Lolo Poké Beverly
- Flip the Bird
- A & B Burgers
- Gusto Cafe
- Cassis Bakery
- City Eats
- Ellis Square Social
- Atomic Cafe
- En Fuego
- Paper Asylum
- Copper Dog Books
- Clay Dreaming Pottery Studio
- Worthy Girl Shop
- Mingo Gallery and Custom Framing
- Beverly Bootstraps
- Kind Lab
- Enchanted Caravan
- Roost and Company
- Field House
- Art by Alyssa
- Double Eagle Charters – Reopening in warmer weather
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Other Tourist in Your Own Town Guides
Looking for something we didn’t list or have a suggestion for a place to add? Send our editor a message at email@example.com. Also, follow the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Main Streets, and the Beverly Arts District.
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