City & Culture
Situated on the mouth of Merrimack River as it pours into the Atlantic Ocean, Newburyport has a long and rich history. It was settled in 1630 by European immigrants and is now one of the hippest and most historic cities in New England. Our vibrant seaport community offers delicious cuisines from around the world. You’ll find independent theatres, small music halls and jazz clubs, galleries, gourmet markets, craft fairs, and many parks and gardens that are off the beaten path. If this is your first time in Massachusetts, we invite you to add Newburyport to your itinerary.
We believe that dining needn’t be expensive to be fine. Newburyport boasts some of the best seafood, steak, and comfort food in New England, and all at affordable prices. Those looking for a more posh vibe will be happy to know that our neighborhood also offers restaurants headed by some of the most world-renowned chefs.
Newburyport's historic district, has it all—from bespoke boutiques that feature independent designers to antique stores and craft fairs full of one-of-a-kind finds. No matter what store you go to, you’ll find products that you couldn’t get anywhere else.
Newburyport nightlife is top-notch. You can watch the latest game while you enjoy some small-batch beers crafted by local breweries. If cocktails are your preferred poison, trendy mixology establishments, complete with plush couches and date night lighting, are peppered throughout downtown.
boardwalk & Beaches
There’s no shortage of things to do in Newburyport. Activities abound. From charted cruises departing our downtown boardwalk to beautiful walking trails through the city and breathtaking Atlantic Ocean beach shores on Plum Island. The Island boasts 11 miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, a wild life refuge, salt marshes and tidal bays where anyone can enjoy sun, surf and sand.