History greets the Newburyport visitor at every turn. Established in the early 1630’s, the town is home to numerous historic homes. In addition, Newburyport is the birthplace of the United States Coast Guard. A Coast Guard station remains a part of the town to this day.

From the town’s beginning, the harbor has been the key to commerce, and the waters remain a vital and important part of the community. The mooring and winter storage of recreational motor and sailboats is a large part of the community’s income. During warmer seasons, Newburyport is the kicking off point of a number of marinas, ocean-borne activities including whale watches, deep sea fishing, and sailing trips both recreational and commercial.

Newburyport offers visitors a number of annual events in which to participate. The largest is the Yankee Homecoming; a week long celebration of the port’s past and present. The week is filled with roughly 200 events that include live music and other entertainment, a large number of historical tours as well as fun and games for kids of all ages such as the Annual Bed Race.

The Newburyport Literary Festival, held on the last weekend in April, was created in 2006 by the city in an effort to increase interest in reading and literary arts. Many local authors are invited to sign and chat about their book, and school children create projects to show to an author that visits their school. Well-known authors are regular visitors to the yearly event.

The center of Newburyport houses hundreds of small retail shops and businesses that are unique to the area, creating finds for the shopping-centric that are often unique to the area if not one-of-a-kind.

Among the host of shops and businesses seem to be at least an equal number of local independent restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Great cuisine from almost every country can be found around every corner and visitors could eat every meal for a month without frequenting the same establishment twice.

There are a variety of choices for the traveler to lay their weary head in and around Newburyport. A host of hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts offer several options for those visit the seaside village.


LODGING – Newburyport and Plum Island offers a variety of lodging options to meet your family’s needs. From hotels & motels to cottages, condos and campgrounds. All lodging establishments are independently owned and operated. Policies and Amenities will vary from property to property and there are no hotels or motels located directly on the beach but are conveniently located just across the street. Much of the ocean front property is available as rental cottages or condos.

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With so many delicious choices available when it comes to dining in Newburyport, MA, we want to make certain that we offer you a tremendous array of Restaurant selections. From waterfront to Plum Island, take out to  full service Restaurants, casual to refined, seafood to steak house, satisfying every appetite or taste bud is what the Restaurants in Newburyport have in store for you!

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