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Boston Day Trip – Newburyport, Plum Island and Aroma Joe’s

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Boston Day Trip – Newburyport, Plum Island and Aroma Joe’s

Eating lobster rolls, drinking lemonade, walking on a beach, nature walking in a National Wildlife Refuge… What else would you want on a day off? On a recent Saturday, with temps heading towards 70, that’s just what my husband and I did. 

couple on beach

We hopped in the car for a day trip to the northern coast of Massachusetts. Here, you will find a number of quaint towns and picture-perfect beaches. During our Boston day trip, our itinerary for the day included lunch in Newburyport, lemonade-tasting at Aroma Joe’s and a nature walk on Plum Island. 

First Stop: Newburyport 

Newburyport’s brick buildings and white churches show off their Federal style heritage. The center of town is well preserved so even with new modern shops, it has the look and feel of a historic village. My husband and I had lunch at a dockside restaurant where I enjoyed my first lobster roll of the season. Delicious!

Next Stop: Lemonade at Aroma Joe’s

Before heading out to Plum Island, I couldn’t wait to try the company’s new line of refreshing lemonades. We checked out the Salisbury location. It’s cozy with lots of seating. It even has couches next to a wall-mounted fireplace. I felt right at home. The staff was super friendly too. 

lemonade on counter

Aroma Joe’s lemonades are totally customizable with delicious flavors like blueberry, raspberry, and more. You can also choose from still, sparkling or frozen. 

My husband and I tried three varieties. I had a still with blueberry, he tried a still with half tea and half lemonade and we split a sparkling plain lemonade. All were delicious!! I can’t wait for my kids to try the frozen lemonade. They are going to LOVE it!

I feel good about the fact that the Aroma Joe’s lemonades are made with real lemons, no artificial colors or flavors, and are non-GMO.

Onward to Plum Island 

Plum Island is a wonderful place to explore, play and relax. In addition to beachcombing, visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking. We chose to relax for a while enjoying the fresh ocean air. A bit farther down the island is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Here we did some bird watching and nature walking. 

woman on beach with lemonade

nature walk on wooden boardwalk

More Aroma Joe’s

Before we left the area, we couldn’t help but stop at Aroma Joe’s again. This time, we grabbed some of their famous coffee to bring home. It’s so great that Aroma Joe’s can be a one-stop shop to satisfy the drinking desires of the entire family. Besides coffee and lemonade, you can get iced tea, frojoes, Cold Brew, real-fruit smoothies and hand-crafted sodas. 

coffee in a bag

Get Your Lemonade Today!

Stop by (or drive-through) your local Aroma Joe’s to sample and buy the new lemonade products. Let me know which one you try. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aroma Joe’s.

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  1. Hey, very nice blog. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Chrissy says:

    1) I’ve never been to plum island before and am so antsy to check it out! This post is totally inspiring me. and 2) how did I not know Aroma Joe’s has lemonade?! I drink their coffee quite a bit but never really looked at the menu to see the other stuff. Totally need to try that asap!

  3. Kiwi says:

    Aroma Joes sounds like a great spot! I would like mine frozen!

  4. What a fun day! Aroma Joes has me all up for an iced coffee right now. Delicious.

  5. I haven’t been to Boston, USA yet. I really want to come and visit this place. I haven’t tried Aroma Joe’s yet. Maybe next week!

  6. keikilani says:

    I have never tried Aroma Joes, but it looks so refreshing! Love Boston. Need to plan a visit back soon.

  7. Aroma Joes sounds like they make delicious drinks. Boston has to be a place to visit for all seasons. No matter the season I think anyone could find something to do there. Your trip looks fantastic.

  8. Ruth I says:

    The Aroma Joes lemonade sounds refreshing! I would love to taste it and visit Boston.

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    This day trip is awesome! I love strolling along the beach and just feeling in the nice breeze. I would love to explore Massachusetts’ northern coast and watch a beautiful sunset to cap my day.

  10. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    I would love to hang out by the sea. Boston looks like a really lovely place this time of year.

  11. Cindy Gordon says:

    sIt is hard to beat the northeast. I love visiting Boston.

  12. Rachel says:

    I wish I had known about this last time I was in Boston. I guess I will just have to go again.

  13. Sherry says:

    What a great way to spend the day. I would love to try Aroma Joe’s lemonade.

  14. Jodi says:

    I’ve never been to Plum Island. Will add that to my list for the summer and would definitely need to grab a cold brew! I’m always happy when it’s iced coffee weather.

  15. Crystal says:

    Plum Island is on my summer bucket list! A blueberry lemonade sounds so refreshing!!

  16. Jennifer says:

    Oh wow! This definitely sounds like a fun trip. I love Boston! I’ve been there once during the cold months so I wasn’t able to get out much but this looks amazing.

  17. Sounds like an amazing place to explore! Would love to visit soon!

  18. Snehal says:

    Would like to try the blueberry variant of lemonade at Aroma Joe’s ?? Looking forward to this weekend!

  19. Catalina says:

    Boston is a must visit place. It’s on our next places to visit. Thanks for these great tips!

  20. I have always wanted to see Boston. You now have me THIRSTY for a drink like yours.

  21. I love the packaging. And the products must be good too. Nice place to visit going by a few pictures. I love these short adventures too.

  22. GiGi Eats says:

    I do love random day trips to places I haven’t taken the time to appreciate. My husband and I always seek out adventures like this 🙂

  23. Cinny says:

    Gosh, a cool refreshing drink sounds so great right now. I’d also love a nice couple’s day out.

  24. It looks like you had a great time. The drinks from Aroma Joes sound wonderfully tasty. I would like to be able to just hop in the car and go to Massachusettes.

  25. Kathy says:

    That looks like a lot of fun. I’d love to go there someday. I’ve always thought Boston would be a great place to visit.

  26. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I have never tried Aroma Joes but I want to now! They look like they have awesome coffee and lemonade!

  27. Marcie W. says:

    Every good day trip needs to include a few tasty treats and it looks like you definitely had that covered. I hope to visit Boston someday!

  28. Brandy says:

    I have been thinking about a Boston trip, it’s only a 2 hour drive. I will have to check this area out soon.

  29. Looks like a great trip. I have never been to Boston but I’d love to visit. It’s on my list! 🙂

  30. Colleen says:

    I’d love to take a trip to Boston AND try some of that Aroma Joes lemonade. The whole thing sounds perfect to me.

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