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New Restaurant in Town

April 2017 For cozy, casual comfort food, you'll want to check out Brick & Ash. Food with a Southern flair, including brisket, shrimp & grits, and buttermilk fried chicken is served up on the restaurant's four-season porch or inviting interior that includes two...

New Restaurant in Town

April 2017 Just around the corner from the Essex Street Inn is the perfect new spot to try this summer. With decor that tips its hat to surf culture, the food at The Paddle Inn likewise draws inspiration from the ocean, heavily featuring seafood options like ceviche,...

Essex Street Inn Excited for Newburyport Eagle Festival

January 2017 How old are bald eagles when they finally get their white heads? What is the average wingspan for a bald eagle? (Hint: longer than all adult man's wingspan.) Each time one of our front desk clerks sees one these magnificent creatures as she crosses the...

Enjoy Newburyport this Fall and Winter

December 2016 There is no doubt, gift shopping in Newburyport will get you in the spirit of the holiday season. And, the first three Friday's in December are Holiday Invitation Nights in Newburyport where the shops stay open late ~ until 9 pm ~ and hand out free...

Newburyport is Bustling for the Holidays

November, 2016 Newburyport is a magical place in every season and fall and winter are no exception. We've got live music at local spots, museum exhibits, art walks, Invitation Night shopping and, a tradition for more than 25 years, Santa arrives in Market Square by...

Introducing the “Cardinal Concierge” App!

October 2016 Essex Street Inn is excited to debut "Cardinal Concierge" a mobile app designed to enhance our guest's experience while staying at Essex Street Inn, or one of our other destination New England properties. With stay and play information at your fingertips,...

Savor Newburyport & Restaurant Week

September, 2016 This unique 10-day experience highlighting Newburyport's exceptional food, drink, shopping, and cultural experiences returns on September 22 through October 1. The celebration  kicks off with “The Grand Tasting on Inn Street” with food, live music,...

Riverfront Music Festival ~ Saturday, September 3!

August 15, 2016 Waterfront Park in downtown Newburyport will be rocking once again on Saturday, September 3. Now in its 15th year, the awesome event is sponsored by 92.5 the River and always features a fantastic lineup of popular artists. Enjoy the music while...

Weekend Trolley Service to the Beach Commences

June 1, 2016 Ok, so the "trolley" has been updated since this photo was taken, but we're still thrilled that weekend service from downtown Newburyport to Plum Island is back and will continue through Labor Day. In fact, the shuttle service loop offers many Essex...

Celebrate Earth Day All Month with Some Bird Watching

April 2016 The meeting of the Merrimack River and Plum Island form an unspoiled estuary that offers some of the finest birdwatching in the nation. This past week, birdwatchers reported seeing, in part, a "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal, a Short-eared Owl (pictured at...

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