Winter isn't too late to spend a day at a charming seaside town, especially if that town is Newburyport.
Fall is a season too late to spend a day at a charming seaside town—unless that town is Newburyport. In a few converted mill buildings along the gas lamp-lined streets and brick sidewalks of the historic downtown, you’ll find plenty to make a trip worthwhile.
At the aptly named Wishbasket (The Tannery, Mill No. 1, 50 Water St., 978-465-1515), find instant fulfillment in furniture by Lee, Cisco Brothers and Oly, linens from Berkshire County-based Pine Cone Hill, and Gianna Rose Atelier candles and guest soaps. Then fill your market basket with Potluck dinner-ware, preserves, mustards and chutneys from Stonewall Kitchen and Palette Fine Foods, and cookbooks of all kinds.