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Description: The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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A Scenic Stroll

Stopped in the morning, before anything was open. Just walked through the area with our cup of coffee in hand. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was great. We would like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Casselberry, Florida
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NYC, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This area has fallen on hard times with the number artists way down from a few decades ago. The remaining artists are edgier than they used to be, but still lots of photos and paintings of boats in the harbor. The conversation in most cases in more interesting than the artwork with one exception....Romula whose work stands well above the... More 

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Waretown, NJ
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Old and musty. Not much to do here at all. The Studio restaurant is very good. Not worth the trip to see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Boasting a deep history of artists trekking to this part of the North Shore to paint since the mid-1800's, Rocky Neck has its work cut out for it. The community is working really hard to make something out of a part of town that has seen better days, probably for those artists of yore. Yes, there are artists working in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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218 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the place to go if you want to avoid all the touristy, made-in-China items that you typically find in local gift and clothing stores. Buy direct from the artist. I found some lovely jewelry, art prints and cute t-shirts, at great prices, too. It's a short drive from downtown and there are a couple restaurants here for lunch... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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163 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped in the morning, before anything was open. Just walked through the area with our cup of coffee in hand. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was great. We would like to go back when we could actually see the galleries, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went whale watching (great!) and drove over to look at the art afterwards. We were disappointed with how small the area was and had difficulty navigating our way through the small streets. Would not recommend unless you had time to kill.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art colony is to be commended for creating new life in an otherwise run down part of town with old shipyards. The artistic value lies in the eye of the beholder but appears to draw numerous visitors. It is not as touristy as nearby Rockport, but has much more potential in the long run.

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Savannah, GA
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art galleries and small shops and restaurants that are tucked into this area are fun to explore any time of day. The area is very scenic with homes perched on the hillsides overlooking the water, and the flower boxes and containers add splashes of color everywhere. There is a water taxi that circulates around the harbor with various stops... More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very peaceful village. The artists are at work, just like in Rockport's galleries. I met only several artists who opened the doors to the public; the colony was quiet and sleepy even though it was past noon on a summer day.

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Maryland
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A fun, bohemian art colony with some nice restaurants where you can eat overlooking the Gloucester Harbor. If you want to buy original art, this is the place to do it!

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