New England is gorgeous in the fall, and Rockport, MA in particular is especially stunning. The leaves on the trees turn vibrant colors while the wind carries the salty scent of the ocean into the village. It’s an incredible time to visit, and with many of the summer tourists having migrated to warmer climates, you’ll find so many hidden local treasures.
Luxury Rockport Stays
Step one of any good getaway in Rockport is finding a place to stay. You want a hotel or inn that suits your style, needs, and budget. Thankfully, Rockport has an abundance of options, and with it being the off-season, you may find yourself getting a good deal on a truly spectacular room.
Sally Webster Collection
If you want to stay in a boutique inn that’s as colorful as the leaves on the trees, the Sally Webster Collection is for you. Modern and stylish, yet still boasting an antique, colonial charm, there are few places like it. Along with comfortable accommodations, you’ll enjoy a European style breakfast, including your choice of yogurt, granola, fresh meats and cheeses, and pastries cooked to order at 8am during your stay.
The Emerson Inn is Cape Ann’s only historic grand hotel. Established in the 1920s, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the jazz age and all of its luxuries. It’s perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, and solo travelers who wish to treat themselves. You’ll experience ocean view rooms, breakfast in the dining room or veranda, and drinks in the Parlour Bar.
Addison Choate Boutique Hotel
If you want stylish, eclectic coastal decor, top notch hospitality, and personal attention, look no further than the Addison Choate Boutique Hotel. With seven luxurious rooms, it’s the perfect place to feel like you’re getting individual service. Every room has an en-suite marble bathroom and hybrid coil and foam mattresses for ultimate comfort.
View Rockport Art
You might worry that coming during the off-season means you’ll miss the incredible artists that call Rockport home. There are many year-round artists and exhibitions waiting for art lovers like you.
Rockport Art Association
If you want to appreciate local art and history, the Rockport Art Association has everything you need. There are special exhibitions and activities throughout the year that you can experience during your visit. You may just find art pieces that speak to you like never before. Open April through December, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm-5 pm, admission is free but it’s suggested that you donate $5 to help keep this amazing museum and exhibition hall open to all.
The artist community of Bearskin Neck is well-known for its galleries and shops full of amazing creations. While there are some who migrate elsewhere once the summer ends, quite a few stick around for the fall and winter. You can pick up incredible paintings, prints, ceramics, and more from the shops and creators that you may not find anywhere else.
Leaf-Peeping at Halibut Point State Park
New England is famous for its vibrant and beautiful foliage, and there’s no better place in Rockport to view it than Halibut Point State Park. Walk along the 2.5 miles of trails and enjoy the spectacular autumn leaves along the water. While there, you can also bird watch and check out marine life in the tide pools.
Rockport is more than just a summer destination; fall is a can’t-miss time to come visit this coastal village. Experience New England during its most incredible season by booking a trip for this fall.