Destination guide

Neighborly living in Newburyport

There's nothing controversial about Newburyport. As you stroll down Pleasant Street and Merrimac, past the handsome redbrick row-houses and straight-laced silverware depots of yesteryear, you might happen upon smiling groups of residents chattering between the benches and flowerbeds, or find an ad hoc food market unfurling amidst the coffeeshops of the waterfront. And away from the homey New England chowder delis, there's even more. You could get a Newburyport vacation rental on the coast, where it's just a short boat ride across to Plum Island, or head out to whale-watch in the great Atlantic.

Things to do

Maritime heritage in Newburyport

The Newburyport vacation rentals on State Street and the Merrimac waterfront are the ones that will put you right at the beating heart of this old port city. The blocks there are peppered with top institutions for getting to grips with the regional heritage. Take the Cushing House Museum and Garden, itself on the National Register of Historic Places, filled with curious China vases and Dutch furnishings. Or delve into the Custom House Maritime Museum, where aged shipbuilding tools and nautical navigation equipment is on display.

Activities

Atlantic waters beckoning in Newburyport

Newburyport's enviable location on the edge of the beautiful MA coast has not gone unnoticed. Fishing charters and whale-watching offers come thick and fast around the harbors in the heart of the town. You should take one, if only to feel the fresh breezes of the Atlantic Ocean, and to glimpse the wild birds and natural beauty of the barrier islands that ring the shores here. You can also take cooking lessons to learn how to master that New England chowder, or stay for the Yankee Homecoming in midsummer, when military parades and fireworks erupt in the center.

Weather

Dog days in Newburyport

Newburyport is a town best explored on foot, which means sightseers and strollers will certainly be best off searching for those Newburyport vacation rentals in the warmer, drier months of the year. That means seeking out a stay here between May and September. You might be competing with all the other folk who are eager to sail the Merrimac River and New England coast then, but you'll also find the town lively because of it, not to mention a calendar of summer events that range from fireworks shows to shanty-song busker fests.

Natural features

The oceanside delights of Newburyport

Wetlands and rivers and barrier islands are what mark out the beautiful surroundings of Newburyport. You can hop on sailing boats in the town and head out to see whales splashing in the ocean from here, or get dropped on Plum Island in the company of rare seabirds. Meanwhile, the south side of the city feathers out into the pine woods and creeks of the Maudslay State Park, where biking tracks rumble over wildflower meadows that bloom in spring, and manicured classical gardens are dressed in pretty laurel trees.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Newburyport

Fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), the closest airport, located 14.3 mi (23.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), which is 15.7 mi (25.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Newburyport Station.

Where to stay around Newburyport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 461 vacation rentals near Newburyport. From 202 Houses to 71 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newburyport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Newburyport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newburyport:

  • Hampton Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 87 vacation rentals
  • Essex: 525 vacation rentals
  • Kittery Point: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newburyport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newburyport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Waterfront Promenade Park: 878 vacation rentals
  • Newburyport Station: 882 vacation rentals
  • Evergreen Valley Golf Course: 765 vacation rentals
  • Maudslay State Park: 699 vacation rentals
  • Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary: 879 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newburyport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newburyport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 202 Houses in Newburyport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newburyport include:

  • Cottages: 71 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 148 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 71 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newburyport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Newburyport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.