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Best of the North Shore 2018

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NORTHSHOREMAG.COM 138 AUGUST 2018 PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL BASU play Middleton, 508-843-1589, READERS' CHOICE ITSY BITSY ZONE, SALISBURY STANDOUT QUALITIES: Face it, you live in New England. you're going to need an indoor playground. An upbeat music class is also offered here as a fun way for adults and children to enjoy time together. This im- mersive experience includes a broad variety of musical scales, rhythms, and styles. INSIDER TIP: Date Night = Kids' Night Out. Kids ages 3 to 8 can play, eat pizza, and watch a movie or make a craft. You can enjoy adult beverages some- where else, and maybe even take a nap. FUN FACT: All parties are private when you to celebrate your special itsy bitsy one here. And you don't have to clean up! 167 Elm St., Salis- bury, 978-255-1588, itsybitsy- M A R I N A EDITORS' CHOICE CAPE ANN'S MARINA RESORT, GLOUCESTER STANDOUT QUALITIES: In addi- tion to boat sales, repairs, and storage, find delicious dining, an indoor pool and jacuzzi, and rooms with waterfront views of Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam. From lush salt water marshes to boats gliding along the harbor, this is a clas- sic New England view and an unrivaled summer experience. The new boat valet service provides a hassle-free experi- ence. The boat will be in the water and ready to go when you arrive and be put away for you when you are done for the day. Want a family weekend getaway? Packages include a partnership with 7 Seas Whale Watch, located just a few min- utes away from the resort. This includes a 3- to 4-hour whale watching tour, guided by expert naturalists who are passionate about protecting and teaching others about this majestic ma- rine animal as well as other sea mammals and wildlife. INSIDER TIP: What a place to get married. Your out of town guests will love the access to beaches, fishing charters, whale watches, seafood, and salty his- tory. The Compass Room has a warm and inviting atmosphere that accommodates parties up to 45 for a baby or bridal shower. The private space has big views of the marina's docks, the salt marshes, and the river. FUN FACT: The restaurant Mile Marker One, with panoramic views of the beautiful Annis- quam River and marina life, is open year-round. 75 Essex Ave., Gloucester, 978-283-0806, READERS' CHOICE CAPE ANN'S MARINA RESORT, GLOUCESTER M U S E U M EDITORS' CHOICE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM, SALEM STANDOUT QUALITIES: The Peabody Essex Museum is home to both an unrivaled collection, dating back to 1799, and a rotating series of trave- ling exhibitions from world class institutions. Program- ming, which includes for both adults and children, includes art making, films, concerts, and festivals. INSIDER TIP: The Yin Yu Tang house, especially on a bright, sunny day, is exqui- Peabody Essex Museum

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