I Just got back from a trip to Newburyport Mass and as always I had a great time. This is my father’s home town and he has a story for every inch of it. Located just 40 minutes by car from Boston, it is a fantastic destination for a trip to the near by plum island beaches, to walk the cobble stone streets, sample the fresh fish at local restaurants, or just to take in one of our countries most historic and important towns. We stayed in the Fairfield Inn close by in Amsbury. It is reasonably priced, clean with spacious rooms, a free breakfast and really nice people that seem to love working there. On the way to to plum island check out Bob Lobster for the best fried clams and sea food that you will ever have. In town try Stripers Grill for great local fare and a killer martini. For a bit of history stop by the Caleb Cushing House Museum.