We love going on road trips, so it wasn’t surprising when my husband suggested Newport Beach. This is one of the busiest tourist spots in New England.
We downloaded the Action Tour Guide App, which helped us to navigate through Newport and the best thing about the app was all the information that it gave us about the mansions etc. Parking is available at the transport station for a fee. There were so many cool things to see that we regretted not planning a weekend trip instead of just a one day road trip.
When we arrived, we had lunch at 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille. The food was delicious but they didn’t allow us to sit at the tables overlooking the water, as they said those were reserved, even though we saw other persons being seated there who clearly didn’t have a reservation.
After lunch we walked around the town a bit and checked out some of the trinket shops. We then booked a harbor cruise that would take us past some mansions, 2 small islands and the army base. Since we still had time before the cruise, we had some cocktails at The Lobster Bar.
The cruise was amazing as we got to see so many huge mansions and yachts. We saw the summer home of one of the Kennedy wives and also one of the homes of Jay Leno. We walked all over the town, but they had little 3 wheeled motorcycles that can be rented to tour the town.
We will definitely be visiting again as we wished we had stayed the entire weekend than just one day. There is far more activities to do during the summer time when most places are open. We love history and architecture and there is a vast amount of history in Newport. If you love history, this would be a great place to vacation. There are many great architectural designs from back then that are still breathtaking today.
Thank you for reading! If you have ever been to Newport Rhode Island, let me know in the comments about your experience. Let me know which exciting town I should visit next. xoxox
Outfit Details: Sweater is from J. Crew, Cardigan is from Macy’s, Leggings are from Aeropostale and sneakers are from Steve Madden.