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Weekending Travel | Newburyport

Happy Tuesday friends! Something about starting the week off on a Tuesday has me recharged and refreshed for the short week ahead! Rather than share all of the weekends happenings I thought I'd focus on our day trip to Newburyport and what to do should you happen upon this coastal New England town! Earlier in May I made a list of Summer trips to take around New England and somehow didn't put Newburyport on the list - even though it's on the same commuter line as Rockport - so we'll still call it a step in the right direction! 

Thinking of travel for the long weekend, we didn't want to go too far and we didn't want to rent a car because of all the traffic that comes with the holiday, so we looked at the commuter train schedule and picked Newburyport - a short one hour train ride from the city! Why we haven't taken advantage of all the sites we could see using the commuter trains, I don't know, but I do know that we will be making plenty of trips in the coming months! You also don't need a car while in Newburyport because the MVRTA (bus service) has a shuttle that runs from the train station to downtown - so you're ready to explore! Taking the train down at 9:30 gave us plenty of time to enjoy what turned out to be the most beautiful (and hot) day of the weekend! 
Newburyport is the birthplace of the US Coast Guard and when you walk around the boardwalk you can see this everywhere! The beauty of this coastal town is in it's rich history and walking through the town you can see the similarities between Boston's oldest streets and the town which has managed to keep all it's charm. 
The main shopping areas were on Pleasant & State Streets with cute shops side by side - I showed great restraint not buying anything!
We walked over to the "boardwalk" where it felt like people would pull up their beach chairs, sit and relax all day! Tall ships often get docked for people to tour and for 5 days El Galeon's replica was in the harbor. 
I was surprised with how many parks surrounded Newburyport - whenever we needed a break from walking or the heat, we'd find a bench and park it. I loved not having a set plan for our day - we really took advantage of relaxing and watching the calmness of the water. 
As much as relaxing is great, a girls got to eat so we went to the highly recommended Black Cow Tap & Grill

Since it was so hot out I couldn't imagine eating a heavy meal, the Spinach & Strawberry salad was so light and fresh - I cleared the plate! Something about that yogurt dressing made it incredible! I'll admit Gary's chicken Parmesan sandwich looked great too...but I'm trying to figure out how to recreate that salad! 

After lunch we had a few hours to explore before our train so we headed back to the boardwalk to see what kind of harbor tours they offered - lucky for us there was an hour harbor tour leaving right then! For $19 each we took in the gorgeous day! It felt about 10 degrees cooler out on the water and it was money well spent! Yankee Clipper Tours did a great job with equal parts history and letting us enjoy the sights.


That's a little sea lion peeking through! 


Oldies Marketplace is a huge antique market and while I'm not an antique person per se, I can certainly appreciate some of the interesting pieces found here. The old carriage with to scale stuffed dalmatian's was the most interesting piece, actually no, I think the award for weirdest thing was a cow that was also a lamp! 



We couldn't leave Newburyport without having some delicious gelato (in our case sorbet) from Dolce Freddo Gelato
We went into Newburyport sort of blind if you will - we had a few restaurant recommendations, but aside from that we were left to wander and explore. We shopped, ate & enjoyed the scenery - we couldn't have asked for a better day and the best part was not having to do any driving! What adventures did you get up to this weekend?

82 comments

  1. What a great little town! Looks like the perfect day trip!

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  2. What a gorgeous area Biana!! You are both looking gorgeous as ever and so relaxed!! Actually kind of fun to go to a new spot blind and just see where it takes you!! Have a great start to this short work week, yay!!

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  3. What a quaint little place. Sounds like a great trip!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. I love that you have access to such pretty places nearby! The boardwalk looks so fun and I would have loved exploring the antique shops!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  5. What a cute town! Looks like a great trip! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  6. Seriously what a fun adventure! This town is seriously so cute! It is so cool that you have access to all these super gorgeous places! I am so glad you guys had a fun long weekend!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  7. How awesome is that, that your able to take the commuter train on a short trip to such a nice little getaway! Newburyport looks beautiful! Glad you enjoyed the nice long weekend!

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  8. What a fun little day trip! I wish we had little spots like this closer to Atlanta. Looks like I need to plan a trip to Boston soon!

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  9. What a quaint little town! That is exactly what I would picture as a New England coastal town--love it! And your salad and gelato look great! I love a good strawberry salad--perfect for hot days!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  10. SO cute and pretty!!! That is great that you were able to just take a train too. I'm glad that you had a fun time. :-)

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  11. I definitely miss Boston in the Summer! One of my favorite places to visit. Looks like you had fabulous weather and I do love the shopping there as well!
    ~Amanda
    What to do for Your Blog During the Summer Traffic Decline~Meet @ the Barre

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  12. This seriously looked like the perfect Memorial Day weekend adventure on SC. I love how quaint it is - and that you don't have to deal with driving/parking!!!

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  13. how cute is Newburyport?! And that food looks amazing!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  14. newburyport looks gorg! what a cute town. i could sit by that water all day. and maybe eat my weight in gelato haha

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. wow nice pics
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  16. I think that it's so awesome that the Northeast has so many great places to travel to that are so close together! It makes taking a day trip so easy! Newburyport looks like such a cute town, and you were able to do so much even though you didn't have a set plan before you left. I can't wait to see what other exciting weekend trips y'all take this summer!

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  17. What a super cute place! Looks like a great spot for a day trip for sure! :)

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  18. This looks like so much fun-- it looks like you had the perfect weather and everything is so gorgeous and scenic. Oldies Marketplace looks like it would be such a fun place to check out.

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  19. Newburyport is so adorable! That looks like a great little town to spend the day walking around and perusing all the shops. You took some great pictures on this trip, too!

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  20. Looks like a fun trip! That chicken parm sandwich looks amazing.

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  21. I've never been to Newburyport, but it looks like such a cute town! I'm all about places you can access via the commuter rail since I'm carless too :)

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  22. Visiting the NE states will always be on my bucket list!

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    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  23. I love Newburyport! One of my faves! Def need to visit this summer! It's been too long! Love the little sea lion!! Xo

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  24. Wow looks like an amazing weekend!!! I made a spinach/strawberry salad this weekend too, so delish!

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  25. Such a cute little town! I love all of the fun little places you can find in New England. And who doesn't want a cow lamp? Lol! Hope you have a great short week! XO

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  26. We love Newburyport as well - Black Cow never disappoints!

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  27. What a cute little town! I love to be on the water! The harbor tour sounds like a perfect way to spend the afternoon!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  28. What a fun weekend away- I love these shots, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. What a beautiful and quaint town. I am definitely putting this on my list for places to visit!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  30. It looks like you guys had so much fun! I was just talking to my husband yesterday about taking the train to Washington this summer and do some fun things around there. He's never seen The Mall or White House, so I think I'll have to make it a must. Perhaps we can even find a train that can take us out to Boston for the day, too, because I'm not about long car rides and dealing with traffic #nopatience! I love towns and villages like this, that maintain that old charm and you kind of feel like you're back in time. I think it's great for the mind too, to disconnect from the now and kind of live in the past through these little trips. Old St. Augustine in Florida is very much like this! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, I always look forward to your weekend recaps. Well, honestly, all of your posts, haha! I really do hope that this week feels short because I'm ready for the weekend again, haha!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  31. Sounds like such a fun weekend! And what a beautiful place, the pictures are stunning! I will agree, Gary's chicken Parmesan sandwich looks incredible!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  32. This looks like such a peaceful and relaxing trip! I love not having a set plan and just being able to explore! Glad y'all had a great time!

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  33. This looks like the cutest town for a weekend getaway! I'm cracking up at what you saw at the antiques mall, it cracks me up what people come up with. Glad that you had great weather, too!

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  34. Looks like a relaxing, and perfect long weekend to me! That strawberry salad looks delish!

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  35. Sounds like the perfect place to checkout! I am loving those views from the boardwalk.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  36. What a great idea for a day trip and looks like you were blessed with gorgeous weather. It's always fun exploring new places and not necessarily having a set plan. Sounds like you got some good site-seeing in to learn some history and explore.

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  37. What a perfect place for a 3 day weekend! So quaint and relaxing! Very cute.

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  38. This looks like such a relaxing place to be for Memorial Day weekend! It looked like you two had perfect weather too!

    xoxo-Danielle
    www.DanielleDavisStyle.com

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  39. Looks like an amazing time! New England is full of so many little gems! And so nice the tour worked out perfectly for you guys!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  40. It looks like it was a gorgeous weekend! What a fun place to visit to kick-off the summer! Xo, Stephanie

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  41. What a cute town and fun day! It looks like that town came right out of a Hallmark movie! xo, Kristina

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  42. What a quaint little town! It looks like such a lovely place for a weekend trip. I'm glad that you guys enjoyed.

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  43. What a cute little town!! The pirate ships remind me of St Augustine! The food looks yummy too! If we ever make it up that way I definitely need to check out this cute town!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  44. What a cute town - and you can't beat gelato!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  45. This looks so beautiful! I need to make it out to this part of the country SO badly. I know I would just love it!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  46. What a pretty town! Following your travels are making me put New England at the top of my places to travel list!

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  47. What a great day, and to be able to do it without driving is even better. I love places that are accessible like that.

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  48. The weather looks like it was perfect! That looks like a beautiful quaint town. So glad y'all could get a nice close getaway and recharge for summer.

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  49. what a cute little town and a perfect way to spend your holiday weekend!

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  50. Newbury looks amazing! Then again lots of places in Boston look amazing. Just another thing to add on our look list whenever we go up in that area!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  51. What a fun day trip! Such a gorgeous place too...the shop are looks darling. Glad y'all had a great time!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  52. Awe, so beautiful! Looks like it was a gorgeous day out. The shopping centers are so cute. I love old historic areas like that.

    Kaitlyn-Danielle.blogspot.com

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  53. What a cute town!! My brother-in-law is active Coast Guard. He was stationed in Boston before he married my sister. So neat to see this town through your pictures!

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  54. That looks like such a great place for a long relaxing weekend. A cow lamp is quite a strange item! Love your red dress! Have a great Tuesday. -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  55. What an awesome place for a day trip! Your pictures are gorgeous!!

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  56. Sounds like it was a fun trip , it takes a lot of discipline not go shopping when one goes on such trips , i'm always guilty of this. I love your dress.

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  57. Looks like an amazing weekend! Sometimes the best travels are the ones where you don't have a plan. Yum, gelato!

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  58. I would love to live hear a place that has water & boats everywhere. That just seems like the most peaceful place to sit & just take in life for awhile.

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  59. What a cute little town! I love small town downtowns. They are so fun to stroll around. Glad you guys had a good time!

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  60. What a great spot, it's so charming and beautiful. The tall ships come to Erie too, they're coming back in September and they're so interesting. Glad you had a great weekend!

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  61. What a nice easy weekend getaway. Looks like a charming little town!

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  62. What a fun trip! This looks like such a cute little town and your food looks amazing!!! it was hot hot hot down here this past weekend too. I stayed in for the most part lol.

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  63. You guys have so many fun and picturesque day trips you can take from Boston! This looks amazing!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  64. What a cute town! I always love getting on the water. Love your dress!

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  65. That's so great that it was only an hour away! I've never been to Newburyport, but it's definitely on my list.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  66. It sounds like you guys had the best time, your photos are gorgeous and this is perfect that it's so close - always nice to find somewhere this nice that isn't too far!

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  67. this has me gotten the travel itch!!! can't wait for long weekends here in Canada to do local road trips of my own! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  68. These photos are beautiful, and Newburyport looks like such an amazing place to visit! You are looking great!

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  69. Aw it looks so pretty there, I'd love to visit New England and the Cape. Glad you had a great weekend :)

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  70. What a beautiful, quaint, bright town. Looks like the perfect weekend. And I need to make that salad. You look lovely in red. I need to try a re dress with camel sandals.

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  71. oh wow, what a cute town! i had no idea there was a birthplace of the US Coast Guard - you know? i just thought it 'was'. haha. but i suppose everything starts somewhere, and that's so cool that it was evident in the town. and that's super cool that you were able to get there via train. meanwhile, good for you for getting a salad but gary's sandwich looks AMAZING.

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  72. I am a Cape girl and don't get up to the North Shore as mush as I would like, but Newburyport is so Beautiful!! It is such a great day trip and has so much to offer, with awesome restaurants and boutiques! Looks like you had so much fun. Beautiful photos!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  73. Ooooh I need to take a day trip there!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  74. This looks like such an amazing trip! Isn't it great you can find fun little adventures so close to home? I cannot wait to see where else you guys go, I'm vicariously living through your photos. Such a beautiful town! XO -Kim

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  75. Ok, this whole trip seems like it was perfection!!! I saw photos of this town on another blogger's page and you just solidified that it is the cutest!! So glad you had an awesome Memorial Day girl!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  76. Y'all look like you had a great time!! And you're making me want to visit there. It's been too long since I've been up the east coast!!

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  77. This looks like such a fun trip!! I'll be visiting New England at the end of June but I'm going to Newport, RI. That food sounded incredible!

    xo, Shelby
    www.prettyinthepines.com

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  78. Such an awesome weekend and it looks like the cutest town ever! I love towns by the water, it's always so relaxing!

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  79. Sometimes having no plan is the best plan! I found that out when I was in Florida a couple of weeks ago. What a great way to spend the long weekend!

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  80. This is what I daydream about for a trip to New England! Gorgeous! Love how you went without a lot of knowledge. The clipper tour sounds amazing! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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