Newburyport   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.
- MBTA, +1-800-392-6100, , more specifically the commuter rail from Boston's North Station.
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.
- Plum Island Community Airfield (IATA: 2B2 ICAO: K2B2), Plum Island Turnpike, Phone: +1 978-463-4222, . Small airfield. Scenic flights available.
- Most travelers would arrive at Boston's Logan International Airport.
- Cushing House Museum and Garden, 98 High St., +1 978-462-2681, . 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, [email protected], . 8:30AM-4PM. $2.
- Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., +1 978-465-7223, . 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. .
- Newburyport Whale Watch, 54 Merrimac Street On the boardwalk, Phone: +1 978-499-0832, Fax: +1 978-463-4305, Email: [email protected], . Also dinner cruises and charters.
- Yankee Clipper Harbor Tours, 1 Merrimac Street #26, (978) 462-9316, . Jun-Oct daily. Harbor tours leaving Waterfront Park. Adults $12, Children $6. Sunset cruise 6:30PM - 8:00PM; Adults $18, childre $10.
- Yankee Homecoming Festival - Begins Last Saturday in July (2006- July 29-Aug. 6), Phone: +1 978-462-7196, . 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, . Instruction or guided river, wildlife refuge, full moon or Isle of Shoals tours.
- Atlantis Charter, 18 Russell Terrace, Phone: +1 978-463-7765, . Charter (fishing, whale watching, etc.) 6 passengers.
- Coastal Discoveries, 55 Hay Street, Phone: +1 978-462-8859, . 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, . Sportfishing charters aboard a 33' Blackfin for Giant Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass and Bluefish.
- Agave Mexican Bistro, Phone: +1 978-499-0428, . Authentic Mexican restaurant on three floors, each with its own atmosphere.
- Aquatini, 27 State Street, Phone: +1 978-463-8266, . 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, . 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, . 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, . Daily 11:30AM-10PM. Dinner $10-$20.
- Rosie O'Sheas Irish House, 84 State Street, Phone: 978-499-0606, Fax: 978-499-2257, .
- The Purple Onion, 44 Inn St., Phone: +1 978-465-9600, . 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, . Creative Italian. $12-$30.
- Plum Island Grill, Phone: +1 978-463-2290, . 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, . 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.
- Newburyport Lighthouse, 61 1/2 Water St., +1 800-727-BEAM, . 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.
- Upstairs at Michael's Harborside, One Tournament Wharf, Phone: +1 978-462-7785, . 11:30AM-1AM.
- The Essex Street Inn, 7 Essex Street, Phone: +1 978-465-3148, Fax: +1 978-462-1907, Email: i[email protected], . 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, . 24 rooms in 1809 inn.
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