Impulsive Traveler: Where to go, what to know, Newburyport, Mass.

Friday, August 13, 2010; 11:46 AM

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Newburyport, Mass.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Aug. 20-22:

Getting There

Southwest has nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Boston, with fares starting at $190 round-trip. Newburyport is about 37 miles north of Boston.

Where to Stay

Essex Street Inn

7 Essex St.


Steps from downtown and the waterfront; 37 rooms and suites from $135.

Clark-Currier Inn

45 Green St.


An eight-bedroom B&B in an early-19th-century "square house." Rooms from $145.

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