America’s First Resort,” Newport has set itself apart from New England’s other seaside enclaves for nearly four centuries. The town celebrates its colonial architecture and Gilded Age mansions with style, and its harbor is a yachting mecca. Just beyond the sailboat-filled waters of Narragansett Harbor, Rhode Island’s Atlantic coast is a dreamy string of sandy beaches, with several towns (and hotels) worthy of a trip in their own right.
Perfect forFamilies | Romantics | Style Mavens | Ultimate Indulgers | Intellectuals
When to goJune-August | March-May | September-November
Ideal length of stay1-2 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Newport
Enjoy the charm, history and style of Newport with a customized itinerary that features guided touring and classes. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
After a pleasant breakfast at your hotel, get to know the area through one of Newport’s top attractions, a three-and-a-half mile walking trail that wends along the shoreline where many of the Gilded Age “Cottages” were built. Enjoy fresh lobster rolls before heading to the beach for lessons in kayaking, surfing or sailing before cocktails and dinner at an Indagare-recommended restaurant.
Start your day with an insider-access tour of Newport’s beautiful historic mansions. Among the extravagant houses that are worth a visit are The Breakers, the 70-room summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and Marble House, a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a long lunch at the Castle Hill Dining Room & Lawn, then spend the rest of the day shopping and exploring town.
For your last day in Newport, Indagare can arrange a guided historical walking tour that includes such important sites as Trinity Church, or you can catch events like regattas and music festivals, which are held throughout the year. We also recommend a day trip to Block Island, a charming vacation community filled with historic homes and boasting pretty beaches. Enjoy one final New England meal at an Indagare-recommended restaurant before departure.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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The luxurious Ocean House, with its iconic yellow façade, wrap-around porch and sweeping views of the ocean, is a blend of old and new, celebrating its storied past while providing modern amenities and service.
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Castle Hill Inn
This Relais and Chateaux property sits on a 40-acre promontory outside of town and merges the feel of a summer mansion with a New England farm.