Category Archives: Beach

  • Spring Cleanup, Getting Ready for Summer!

    It doesn’t feel like spring – yet. The sun is shining but it is only just above freezing outside. The snow is melting but oh, so slowly. It seems like the mountains of snow that are piled up at Good Harbor Beach will never go away. But of course it will melt and summer will […]

  • A February to Remember!

    As I write this, the Vista Breakfast Room is full of young men and women in desert fatigues knoshing on sausage and peppers and chicken pot pie from Virgilio’s.  They arrived yesterday with their gigantic dump trucks to help Gloucester dig out of the snowiest February on record.  After fifteen winters, you think you’ve seen […]

  • Men’s Night

    40th Annual Men’s Night- Gentleman, come downtown to pick up a gift for that special someone with last minute discounts and a night dedicated just for you. Main Street is open late one last time come enjoy some refreshments too starting at 5:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m

  • Holiday Event

    Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by being a part of creating your own buoy to be hung on Gloucester’s own lobster trap tree. The Cape Ann Art Haven located on 180 Main St is allowing the public to come and paint a buoy from 10:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. Don’t forget that the […]

  • Coming Soon ~ On Line Booking!

    We are very excited to have our very own booking engine on our website.  The booking “button” you currently see on our website takes you away from our website and not all of our rooms are represented.  I know, I know the Vista is a little behind the times but we are finally catching up. […]

  • Fall in Gloucester

    Cool, crisp autumn air ~ there is nothing like it.  Add sparkling ocean vistas and you have a spectacular combination, I think that this is my very favorite time of year.  And, judging by business here at the Vista, I am not alone.  There are many people making their way north to see the changing […]

  • Review of the Pilot House Restaurant

    Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge 3 Porter Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Phone: 978-281-1150 We recently ate at the Pilot House. It is now a combination of Chinese and Barbecue with lots of Seafood as well. We were given two menus, one for Chinese and one for American, and all of their Daily Specials were explained […]

  • Some Things You Might Not Know About Gloucester Whale Watching

        Did you know that the World Wildlife Federation has named Gloucester one the best five ports in the world  for whale watching?  This is because of it’s proximity to Stellwagen Bank area where the whales come to feed.  It is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and a great natural treasure for people to enjoy […]

  • Restaurant Review- Lobsta Land

    Extremely busy popular restaurant! Arrived at 8 pm, told 40 minute wait. We were seated in 10 minutes! Pleasant but hurried service. Started our meal with warm rolls, butter and a small container of olive tapenade. The tapenade was a tasty addition. For our appetizers we choose a special, Portuguese Spicy Little Neck Clams ($12.95). […]

  • Restaurant Review-The Studio

    We have asked our friendly Front Desk staff to tell us about their favorite restaurants and we’d like to share their reviews on the Vista Blog.  Here is our first review: On Wednesday night, I went to The Studio restaurant around 6 o’clock. There was no wait for three people, which was great because I am impatient. […]

  • Whale Watching Having an Incredible Start!

    The whales are having a fine time off Stellwagen Bank and the season looks fabulous!  There is a feeding frenzy out there thanks to the return of the mysterious sand lance or sand eels.  Whales, basking sharks and and seals are enjoying plentiful food and that means a whale watch out of Gloucester is going […]

  • Anticipating Summer

    Summer will be here in no time and we are busy getting things painted and cleaned and turned over and all the rest of the spring cleaning that along with a seasonal operation.  We are putting irons and ironing boards in the rooms this year, the difficult thing has been deciding where and how hang […]