Many of North Shore’s most interesting sights are located within easy driving distance of Newburyport, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s list is the wonderful John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead and Museum and the much-loved Apple Hill Golf Course. Two other popular spots that are within a short distance of Newburyport are the Fuller Gardens and the American Independence Museum.
Newburyport offers some interesting cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Visit some of the remarkable museums including the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester and the Robert S. Peabody Museum in Andover. Experience local and touring artists performing live at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, see the collections at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover.
If you are searching for family activities head to the children’s attractions. If you have an interest in wildlife make sure you add the Andover Bird Sanctuary in Andover on your itinerary.
There are many natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. Enjoy some of the scenic parklands such as Penguin Park in Andover and Ravenswood Park in Gloucester. Go for a long walk in the Odiorne Point State Park in Portsmouth and the Boxford State Forest in Andover.
One of the nicest ways to experience the countryside is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s popular golf courses like the Andover Country Club in Andover, the Crystal Lake Golf Club in Haverhill and the Sagamore Golf Course in Hampton.
If you are ready to splash some cash, explore the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem.
Discover Newburyport’s sporting passions at Edward A. LeLacheur Park, Lowell. This is home to Lowell Spinners baseball team in summer and the Umass Lowell River Hawks in spring. Enjoy a few post-match beers with local sports fanatics after the full-time siren blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after enjoying the charming streets of Newburyport, check in to one of the area's range of bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Knights Inn Danvers, the Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Portsmouth and the Red Roof Inn Salem are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.