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*'''Full Moon Classic Yacht Charters''', 253 Low Street, Suite 305, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-3388. Certified for up to 49 people year round. Summer only.
 
*'''Full Moon Classic Yacht Charters''', 253 Low Street, Suite 305, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-3388. Certified for up to 49 people year round. Summer only.
  
*'''Lady Diane Charters''', 68 Curzon Mill Road, ''+1'' 617-594-8142, [www.ladydianecharters.com]. Lady Diane Charters offers Bass, Bluefish & Mackerel fishing, whale watching, dive charters and scenic cruises from May 15 thru October 15.
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*'''Lady Diane Charters''', 68 Curzon Mill Road, ''+1'' 617-594-8142, [www.ladydianecharters.com]. Lady Diane Charters offers Bass, Bluefish & Mackerel fishing, whale watching, dive charters and scenic cruises from May 15 through October 15.
  
 
*'''Tunacious Sportfishing Charters''', ''Hilton’s Marina'', Merrimac St., Phone: ''+1'' 978-462-8862, [http://www.tunaciouscharters.com]. Sportfishing charters aboard a 33' Blackfin for Giant Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass and Bluefish.
 
*'''Tunacious Sportfishing Charters''', ''Hilton’s Marina'', Merrimac St., Phone: ''+1'' 978-462-8862, [http://www.tunaciouscharters.com]. Sportfishing charters aboard a 33' Blackfin for Giant Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass and Bluefish.
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*'''Agave Mexican Bistro''',  Phone: ''+1'' 978-499-0428, [http://www.agavemexicanbistro.com/]. Authentic Mexican restaurant on three floors, each with its own atmoshpere.
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*'''Agave Mexican Bistro''',  Phone: ''+1'' 978-499-0428, [http://www.agavemexicanbistro.com/]. Authentic Mexican restaurant on three floors, each with its own atmosphere.
  
 
*'''Aquatini''', 27 State Street, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-8266, [http://www.aquatini.com]. Dinner W-Su 5PM-?; Lunch Th-Su 11:30AM-3PM. Great food and drinks.
 
*'''Aquatini''', 27 State Street, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-8266, [http://www.aquatini.com]. Dinner W-Su 5PM-?; Lunch Th-Su 11:30AM-3PM. Great food and drinks.
  
*'''The Black Cow''',  54 Merrimac St # R Phone: ''+1'' 978-499-8811, [http://www.blackcowrestaurants.com/].  Comfortable and classy waterfront location with a diverse menu.  Moderately priced: Appetizers, $5 — $14; Entrees, $9 - $25
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*'''The Black Cow''',  54 Merrimac St # R Phone: ''+1'' 978-499-8811, [http://www.blackcowrestaurants.com/].  Comfortable and classy waterfront location with a diverse menu.  Moderately priced: Appetizers, $5 — $14; entrées, $9 - $25
  
*'''Gallery and Grille''', 26 Market Square, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-7411, [http://galleryandgrille.com/]. Su-Th 11:30-8PM; Fr,Sa 11:30AM-9PM. Hours reduced in winter. Nice casual atmoshpere with art displayed. $10-$17.
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*'''Gallery and Grille''', 26 Market Square, Phone: ''+1'' 978-463-7411, [http://galleryandgrille.com/]. Sun-Thur 11:30-8PM; Fr,Sa 11:30AM-9PM. Hours reduced in winter. Nice casual atmosphere with art displayed. $10-$17.
  
 
*'''The Grog''', 13 Middle Street, Phone: ''+1'' 978-465-8008, [http://www.thegrog.com]. Daily 11:30AM-10PM. Dinner $10-$20.
 
*'''The Grog''', 13 Middle Street, Phone: ''+1'' 978-465-8008, [http://www.thegrog.com]. Daily 11:30AM-10PM. Dinner $10-$20.

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Newburyport [1] [2] is a lovely coastal town in Massachusetts at the mouth of the Merrimack River. It is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful natural areas, water activities and fine dining.

Contents

Get in

By car

  • Interstate 95, Exit 57.

By train

  • MBTA, +1-800-392-6100, [3], more specifically the commuter rail from Boston's North Station.

By boat

Newburyport is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River. Call the Newburyport Harbormaster at +1 978-462-3746 for specific information on your trip to Newburyport.

By air

  • Plum Island Community Airfield (IATA: 2B2 ICAO: K2B2), Plum Island Turnpike, Phone: +1 978-463-4222, [4]. Small airfield. Scenic flights available.
  • Most travelers would arrive at Boston's Logan International Airport[5].

Get around

See

  • Cushing House Museum and Garden, 98 High St., +1 978-462-2681, [6]. May-Oct, Tu-F 10AM-4PM. $5.
  • Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., +1 978-462-8681. Mar-Dec, Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 12PM-4PM. $5.
  • Joppa Flats Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, +1 978-462-9998, joppaflats@massaudubon.org, [7]. 8:30AM-4PM. $2.
  • Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., +1 978-465-7223, [8]. Daily 8AM-Sunset. Walking, biking, horseback riding, picnics. Former private estate with amazing gardens. Best in May and June. $2.
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, off Plum Island Tpke, +1 978-465-5753. [9].
  • Newburyport Whale Watch, 54 Merrimac Street On the boardwalk, Phone: +1 978-499-0832, Fax: +1 978-463-4305, Email: bubblefeed@yahoo.com, [10]. Also dinner cruises and charters.
  • Yankee Clipper Harbor Tours, 1 Merrimac Street #26, (978) 462-9316, [11]. Jun-Oct daily. Harbor tours leaving Waterfront Park. Adults $12, Children $6. Sunset cruise 6:30PM - 8:00PM; Adults $18, childre $10.

Do

  • Yankee Homecoming Festival - Begins Last Saturday in July (2006- July 29-Aug. 6), Phone: +1 978-462-7196, [12]. The week long celebration of the first settlers to the Newburyport area. It features an art show, an antique car show, boat parade, the "Bed Race", a fireworks show, and, of course a parade on the last Saturday of the festival. There are concerts every night at the waterfront park.
  • Plum Island Kayak, 38R Merrimac, Unit 102B, Phone: +1 978-462-5510, [13]. Instruction or guided river, wildlife refuge, full moon or Isle of Shoals tours.

Boat Charters

  • Atlantis Charter, 18 Russell Terrace, Phone: +1 978-463-7765, [14]. Charter (fishing, whale watching, etc.) 6 passengers.
  • Coastal Discoveries, 55 Hay Street, Phone: +1 978-462-8859, [15]. Marine environmental education program. Charterboats for fishing, evening cruises, etc.
  • Full Moon Classic Yacht Charters, 253 Low Street, Suite 305, Phone: +1 978-463-3388. Certified for up to 49 people year round. Summer only.
  • Lady Diane Charters, 68 Curzon Mill Road, +1 617-594-8142, [www.ladydianecharters.com]. Lady Diane Charters offers Bass, Bluefish & Mackerel fishing, whale watching, dive charters and scenic cruises from May 15 through October 15.
  • Tunacious Sportfishing Charters, Hilton’s Marina, Merrimac St., Phone: +1 978-462-8862, [16]. Sportfishing charters aboard a 33' Blackfin for Giant Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass and Bluefish.

Buy

Eat

Moderate

  • Agave Mexican Bistro, Phone: +1 978-499-0428, [17]. Authentic Mexican restaurant on three floors, each with its own atmosphere.
  • Aquatini, 27 State Street, Phone: +1 978-463-8266, [18]. Dinner W-Su 5PM-?; Lunch Th-Su 11:30AM-3PM. Great food and drinks.
  • The Black Cow, 54 Merrimac St # R Phone: +1 978-499-8811, [19]. Comfortable and classy waterfront location with a diverse menu. Moderately priced: Appetizers, $5 — $14; entrées, $9 - $25
  • Gallery and Grille, 26 Market Square, Phone: +1 978-463-7411, [20]. Sun-Thur 11:30-8PM; Fr,Sa 11:30AM-9PM. Hours reduced in winter. Nice casual atmosphere with art displayed. $10-$17.
  • The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Phone: +1 978-465-8008, [21]. Daily 11:30AM-10PM. Dinner $10-$20.
  • Rosie O'Sheas Irish House, 84 State Street, Phone: 978-499-0606, Fax: 978-499-2257, [22].
  • The Purple Onion, 44 Inn St., Phone: +1 978-465-9600, [23]. M-F 11:00AM-8PM. Sa-Su 11AM-4PM. (Closed Sun. in off season.) Fun, funky, different stuff.
  • Wild Bites, 65-A Market St., Phone: +1 978-388-2777, [24]. Creative Italian. $12-$30.

Splurge

  • Plum Island Grill, Phone: +1 978-463-2290, [25]. M-Th 5PM-9PM, F,Sa 4PM-9:30PM, Su 4PM-8PM. Great views to go with the excellent food and service. Year round.
  • Glenn's Restaurant and Cool Bar, 44 Merrimac Street, Phone: +1 978-465-3811, [26]. Tu-Su 5:30PM-?. Acclaimed chef.
  • Bluwater Cafe, 140 High Street, Phone: +1 978-462-1088, Fax: +1 978-462-5265. Daily 5PM-11PM. Best choice for fish.

Super Splurge

  • Newburyport Lighthouse, 61 1/2 Water St., +1 800-727-BEAM, [27]. Climb the 55 stairs to the top of this lighthouse, then select (for delivery) from multi-course gourmet meals offered by Newburyport's finest. Reservations required months ahead. $375 per couple, all you can eat, includes membership in The Lighthouse Society (with possible tax deductibility). Bring your own liquor.

Drink

  • Upstairs at Michael's Harborside, One Tournament Wharf, Phone: +1 978-462-7785, [28]. 11:30AM-1AM.

Sleep

  • The Essex Street Inn, 7 Essex Street, Phone: +1 978-465-3148, Fax: +1 978-462-1907, Email: info@essexstreetinn.com, [29]. 27 rooms.
  • Morrill Place Inn, 209 High St., 978-462-2808 or 888/594-4667. FAX: 978/462-9966. 9 rooms, 5 with bath
  • Garrison Inn, 11 Brown Square, 978-499-8500, [30]. 24 rooms in 1809 inn.

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