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Day Tripper Guides:

Make Any Day an Adventure!

Planning to visit Essex, Massachusetts? Whether you’re looking to savor great food at Essex restaurants, shop for local treasures, discover Essex arts and culture, or explore the great outdoors–our Day Tripper Guides are a good place to start with highlights of things to see and do. Select a guide that piques your interest to learn more:

  • Sunday Brunch

  • Gourmet Sandwiches

  • Wood-Fired Pizza

  • Fresh Seafood

  • Specialty Cocktails

  • Fireside Dining

  • Homemade Desserts

  • Antiques

  • Home Furnishings

  • Upcycled Goods

  • Heirloom Furniture

  • Vintage Accessories

  • Children’s Gifts

  • Handcrafted Pottery

  • Custom Jewelry

  • Fine Art

  • Hike

  • Mountain Bike

  • Birdwatch


  • Kayak

  • Cruise

  • Stand Up Paddle

  • Fish

  • X-country Ski

  • Visit an Artist’s Studio

  • Shop for Fine Art

  • Historic Essex Walking Tour

  • Essex River Cultural District

  • History Museums

  • Creative Programs

  • Kids Eat Free

  • Toys, Games & Books

  • Virtual Events


  • River Cruises

  • Ice Cream Shops

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