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Visiting Newburyport,MA

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Visiting Newburyport,MA

If anyone is looking for an interesting place to take a day trip to, Newburyport would be a good choice. There are many interesting sights to see, a number of good restaurants (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) in all price ranges, and good places to sit & have coffee, buy ice cream, baked goods, etc. There are a number of clothing & souvenir stores, and the like. The down town area is very walkable and there are beautiful restored old buildings. Newburyport is an easy drive up (or down) Rt. 95 and the ride into the city center is not long. There are fabulous big old homes along the road to downtown. Newburyport was something in its heyday and still is.

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1. Re: Visiting Newburyport,MA

And if you want an even better day trip, try Portsmouth,NH which is only 20 minutes north on I-95. There are even more restaurants, bars, and shops as compared to Newburyport. Generally, Portsmouth has much better prices too, and is tax free for larger purchases.

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2. Re: Visiting Newburyport,MA

I like both Newburyport and Portsmouth. For Boston visitors without a car though,Newburyport is a nice day trip from Boston via commuter rail. The train takes about an hour, and from the depot, it's a walk of just over a mile to the waterfront along the Clipper City Rail Trail, which includes public art.

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3. Re: Visiting Newburyport,MA

Visitors to Newburyport may like to visit Maudsley St. Park or Plum Island. Maudsley is over 500 acres of forest and field, plus some ruined estate buildings, right on the Merrimack River -- very nice place to walk and picnic. Plum Island and the Parker River Reservation is appx. 10 miles of beach, dunes and some forest. Lots of bird watching...

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