Marblehead, MA, USA

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Marblehead, MA, USA

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Soak up old-world seaside charm in Marblehead

Located on Massachusetts' rugged North Shore, just 16 miles from the teeming metropolis of Boston, Marblehead is among the region's most enchanting seaside towns. With over 200 beautifully preserved buildings that pre-date the Revolutionary War, you may at first feel like you've jumped back centuries. But while the old-world charm never wears off, Marblehead is a vibrantly modern destination, awash with cutting-edge galleries, hip boutiques, and eclectic eateries serving delectable cuisine from all over the world. And with a diverse range of Marblehead vacation rentals to choose from, you're sure to find the home-away-from-home of your dreams.

Festivals and high sea adventures in Marblehead

Marblehead is widely renowned as one of North America's premier yachting destinations. Its spectacular natural harbor is invariably packed with gently bobbing boats of all shapes and sizes, making it an extremely photogenic spot for a leisurely stroll. If you fancy heading out on your own aquatic expedition, you can learn to sail from scratch, or hire your own boat if you already have some experience under your boat. Naturally, the town is home to numerous luxurious yacht clubs, where you can feast like royalty on fresh, locally caught seafood. Marblehead boasts a jam-packed events program, particularly during the warmer months, when you can enjoy everything from jazz and classical concerts to bustling farmers' markets.

Marblehead's handsome historical homes

You'll find all manner of must-visit attractions on the doorstep of your Marblehead vacation rental. For an unforgettable trip back in time, visit the Jeremiah Lee Mansion. This imposing colonial Georgian home was built in 1768, and has been beautifully preserved, with original hand-painted wallpapers and other decorative features impressively intact. Across the street stands the J.O.J. Frost Gallery, home to a collection of early 20th-century folk art, inspired by Marblehead and its maritime heritage. Meanwhile, the Civil War and G.A.R. Museum brings the region's military history to life in vivid fashion.

Sunny summers and frosty winters in Marblehead

Marblehead experiences a full range of weather conditions over the course of a year. Summer days are generally long, sunny, and warm. As such, Marblehead vacation rentals are in particularly high demand between June and August, so it's a good idea to book well in advance. If you're visiting in winter, you'll need to wrap up warm. The temperature hovers around freezing between December and February, with a fair amount of snowfall. Meanwhile, spring and fall are often pleasantly mild, with the changing foliage providing an abundance of natural spectacle.

Marblehead's migrating songbirds and marine life

Many of Marblehead's most enthralling attractions are entirely natural. The Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary offers easy-to-follow trails through lush woodlands, and during the spring and fall, it's a haven for migrating birds like warblers and black-crowned night herons. Visit in the warmer months, and you might also catch sight of painted turtles soaking up some rays. If you're visiting between April and October, be sure to hop aboard a boat bound for the nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This is home to an abundance of mesmerizing marine life, from graceful dolphins and playful harbor seals, to majestic humpback and finback whales.