Shopping Newburyport: Soak

Fall is a season too late to spend a day at a charming seaside town—unless that town is Newburyport.

Relaxing is an art at Soak (7 State St., 978-465-7625), where fun shower curtains, delicious soaps, scrubs and bath salts await for your home spa enjoyment. Owners Derek and Kim Lively also sell the natural skin care line Suki and great-smelling Flare candles from Soular Therapy. To make the sensory experience complete, pique your taste buds with the simple Mexican fare at Agavé Mexican Bistro (50 State St., 978-499-0428). The salsa is fresh and homemade, the soft tacos are addictive and the menu of margaritas is not to be missed.