Beginning in the mid 19th century wealthy families from all over the country chose Newport as the premiere summer destination for leisure and relaxation, flocking to build elaborate summer cottages that now dot the coast line.
Today Newport remains an exciting place to come and visit. It’s filled with lots of exciting things to see and do. From touring its Gilded Age mansions to exploring its rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War and beyond, or enjoying a glass of wine from one of the surrounding wineries or just taking a walk down Thames Street and enjoying the local atmosphere.
While walking down Thames Street you’ll notice lots of great places to eat. Newport’s amazing restaurants certainly aren’t limited to the downtown/waterfront area though. Whether you’re searching for a cozy pub, an easy going cafe, or sophisticated fine dining with local seafood, you will find it in Newport. Many restaurants offer gorgeous views of Newport Harbor, or great opportunities for people watching on Thames Street.
Newport’s list of places to stay is just as diverse as its list of restaurants. Stay in chic modern boutique hotels overlooking the bay, or stay in Gilded Age mansions, some of which were owned by the Vanderbilts, known for building especially fine and grand mansions, others which are situated directly on Newport’s famous Cliff Walk and offer unforgettable views.
Newport is a beautiful spot to vacation and its serene seaside, seaside city that offers relaxation and leisure at its best.