Newport, also known as The City by the Sea, has been one of America's premier vacation destinations for centuries. Within this historic city are excellent restaurants, interesting shopping venues like lower Thames Street and the Brick Market Place, and picturesque wharves that remind visitors of the city’s dynamic seafaring past and present.
Visitors come from far and wide to tour the Gilded-Age mansions like Rosecliff, The Elms, The Breakers, Marble House, Kingscote, and several others. Several of the mansions have gorgeous gardens, and the major properties host beloved annual events, like the springtime Newport Flower Show and a variety of sparkling, festive celebrations at Christmas.
Newport hosts a well-known Winter Festival at many venues over several days in January. Celebrations at historic Fort Adams like the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, museums of tennis and sailing history, all make a visit to Newport is an experience that people want to repeat over and over. Naturally, there is a variety of beaches to enjoy.
Lodgings like cozy inns and B&Bs are perfect for a romantic getaway or any other kind of vacation you might imagine.