Newport is only 90 minutes from Boston. Known as "America's first resort", Newport is an enclave on the island of Aquidneck, RI.
With an eclectic mix of things to see and do, we customize the day according to what most appeals to you. Here’s some ideas:
There’s 5 Newport mansions to choose from, each gives a look into how the countries wealthiest families enjoyed their summers during the opulent gilded era. These 19th & 20th century “summer cottages” were built and adorned by the most acclaimed architects and artists of the day.
From a La Farge stained glass ceiling, to a Chinese tea house, to a tour of servant life, each mansion has unique features, family history and decor. Self guided audio tours are available at each mansion, which let’s you wander the halls at your own pace and enjoy the furniture, artwork and views.
Newport was once a leading American port, and you still get that sense from the buzzing harbor and wharf area. Taking a harbor cruise is a great way to experience Narragansett Bay. Or simply enjoying the view from the deck of a restaurant on the wharf makes for a memorable lunch.
With over 25 art galleries dotted around the downtown area and an art museum with an interesting architectural history, there is plenty on offer for art lovers.
There’s also a collection of one of a kind boutiques and artsy stores to wander. These are especially good to find a unique gift or keepsake.
Newport makes the most of it’s stunning ocean views. The cliff walk goes right along the shoreline, or a ride down ocean drive is a full on bay view.
The biggest challenge with our trip to Newport is there’s never enough time. It’s a mini seaside retreat, that will make you want to come back for a weekend stay.