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Things to do in Ipswich

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Crane's is a longer 30 min drive (Ipswich). Another Spectacular Beach (as long as the Greenheads are no longer in season ... Greenheads are nasty flies ... check the internet ... it's a couple weeks in July). Crane's has dunes. It's huge. And it's gorgeous. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Market Basket in Rowley as well. Eva’s Organic Butchery in Ipswich as well as Green Grocer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“A day trip up to Ipswich to tour this stunning estate with amazing views is a must! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Ithaki will bring to you to explore the Greek cuisine and you will be amazed by their culinary.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of our first dates was here, because we love pub food. Great place to watch a game and mingle with the locals!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This place is so good and so well known among the locals, that they only accept cash and they only serve pizza. It's obviously the best!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic food - you need to try the Lobster Wellington... yum. If you're into rum, they have all sorts of high end rums and really great cocktails. An adult hangout.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Owned by our Nepalese friend, it's the best coffee/espresso around. The bonus is it's friendly, artsy atmosphere with fair trade items from around the world.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“Six miles of footpaths, bridle paths, and farm roads (easy walking and great for jogging strollers), some of which are part of the Bay Circuit Trail, crisscross the farm. Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this 1,000 acre pastoral landscape – a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This Beach is located on the what the call "Little Neck" a beautiful scenic drive from our location . Drive right up to the beach -where there are benches to sit and enjoy the views dawn to dusk or take a walk and collect sea shells. Across the street is a beautiful park and soccer field with lots of picnic benches -to eat and or relax with out getting sand in your food!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Event Space
“Castle Hill. Beautiful place to visit.... almost like you are visiting Downton Abbey!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fun place to pick apples and pears, get some fresh cider and donuts. and so much more. Great for kids. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“This place will bring you to the most beautiful and relaxing area in Ipswich . highly recommended for fall , spring and definitely summer .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The MOTHER of all flea/antique markets!!! Take a beautiful 25 min drive along scenic rte 1A and enjoy the fall foliage & farm stands along the way. ACRES of fun nostalgic antiques & bargains! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 1 local recommends
Brewery
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“It is a great mix you can enjoy the bar and order a flights of Ipswich Ale with a delicious appitizer or meal with friends or a date. There is a cool dining room in the back where you can bring your family as well. Located literally a 10 a minute walk from home.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Ithaki will bring to you to explore the Greek cuisine and you will be amazed by their culinary.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of our first dates was here, because we love pub food. Great place to watch a game and mingle with the locals!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This place is so good and so well known among the locals, that they only accept cash and they only serve pizza. It's obviously the best!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic food - you need to try the Lobster Wellington... yum. If you're into rum, they have all sorts of high end rums and really great cocktails. An adult hangout.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Owned by our Nepalese friend, it's the best coffee/espresso around. The bonus is it's friendly, artsy atmosphere with fair trade items from around the world.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
“It is a great mix you can enjoy the bar and order a flights of Ipswich Ale with a delicious appitizer or meal with friends or a date. There is a cool dining room in the back where you can bring your family as well. Located literally a 10 a minute walk from home.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famous Ipswich clams, and you can't get fresher than this! You may see a line out the door of the building shaped like it's name- a landmark!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Closest to Little Neck. Great sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies! Call ahead, sometimes long wait. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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