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What you should know about Newport

Famed for its Gilded Age Mansions that line Bellevue Avenue, Newport is a charming and picturesque New England seaside town, popular with upscale travelers. Once the world’s yachting capital, sailing aficionados will delight in its offerings, while music lovers will enjoy the world-class festivals hosted here. Newport offers plenty of interesting activities from touring museums, visiting historic sites, shopping antique stores, or drinking and dining in the waterfront bars and restaurants. Newport is a hotspot for travelers who enjoy the finer things in life.

Hotels in Newport

There’s no shortage of mid-range hotels in Newport. Offering a home away from home, the Spring Seasons Inn is a Newport B&B that receives glowing reports for its 5-star service, award-winning tearoom, and well-appointed suites with private balconies. Located in a quiet, idyllic street, this quaint and cozy hotel is within easy reach of the waterfronts restaurants and bars. Formerly Vanderbilt Hall, Vanderbilt Grace is a lovingly restored luxury hotel in Newport that evokes a time of old glamor and modern day opulence, where guests can enjoy plush rooms and suites, a spa and fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, 2 on-site restaurants, and a stunning rooftop terrace.

Things to do in Newport

The majestic oceanfront mansions are must-sees, and while Bellevue Avenue teems with these magnificent estates, particular favorites are The Breakers and Marble House for their grandiose designs, opulent interiors, stunning scenery and impressive gardens. The Elm’s servants’ tour is an unmissable step back in time with a behind-the-scenes look at the mansion staff’s living and working quarters. Set in the grounds of sensational landscaped gardens with sweeping ocean views, lies Rough Point Museum, the former home of heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, who traveled the world and furnished her residence with fine art and unique antiques she picked up along the way. Rough Point is the ideal spot for art enthusiasts to revel in a dazzling array of original artwork from masters like Gainsborough and Renoir. Pass a few serene hours on the coast with a relaxing road trip down Ocean Drive, stopping along the way to take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic and Newport’s incredible seafront mansions.

Good for older upscale travelers

A sought-after spot for a New England escape, Newport is a sophisticated and picturesque destination. It is an ideal relaxing getaway for upscale travelers wanting a tranquil vacation that provides history, culture, shopping, and restaurants. A hive of activity, this small neighborhood offers everything including numerous boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries that line the pedestrian-friendly cobbled streets. Wonderful waterfront restaurants and bars are there to be sampled, and the excellent choice of Newport hotels mean you’ll have a great spot to rest your head. Newport also delivers world-class sailing opportunities that seasoned pros will want to take advantage of

How to get to Newport

Newport’s nearest airports are T.F. Green Airport and Boston Logan International Airport; the former serves domestic flights, the latter international flights. T.F. Green Airport is a 36-minute drive to Newport. Alternately, there is a direct train to Newport that takes just over an hour, however, it only run every 4 hours so be prepared for a long wait. A car ride from Boston Logan International Airport takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, while public transportation is a considerably longer journey at 2 hours and 50 minutes. Hiring a car is the speediest way to travel to Newport, and once you’ve arrived, all the neighborhood’s sights and entertainment are within easy walking or driving distance.

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