Travel Deal: A Crisp Winter Weekend by the Ocean

Views of the beach aren't any less impressive when temperatures drop.

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Photo courtesy of Lark Hotels

Photo courtesy of Lark Hotels

The Winter Weekend deal
Where: Blue, Inn on the Beach, 20 Fordham Way, Plum Island, Newbury
When: Available through Sunday, March 26
How much: Up to 20 percent off weekend stays

Day-to-day temperatures in New England have yo-yoed recently, justifying t-shirts one day and puffy winter coats the next. With all of the weather’s ambivalence, there’s one thing that’s certain—views of the beach look pretty no matter what the thermometer says.

You can take in plenty of coastal views during a weekend escape to Plum Island. The Blue, Inn on the Beach’s winter weekend deal offers discounts on both two- and three-night stays through March 26. Friday through Sunday stays score 10 percent off, Saturday through Monday stays get 15 percent off, and Friday through Monday stays are 20 percent off.

Most rooms at the Blue open directly onto the beach, and offer sweeping views of the sandy shores of the Atlantic. While it may be too chilly for sunbathing, guests can cozy up by the in-room fireplaces, or hop into one of the hotel’s three outdoor hot tubs. The Blue is also a short ride from the shops and restaurants of downtown Newburyport.

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