"NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND ~ THE CITY BY THE SEA" Top 5 Page for this destination Newport by Pawtuxet
Newport Travel Guide: 437 reviews and 1,463 photos
Newport has a long and glorious history filled with romance, mystery, opulence and plenty of fun. A trip to Newport is never complete without a tour of at least ONE of the great mansions of the millionaires who used Newport as their summer playground as our nation was being built.... These men built the railroads and all the multi million dollar corporations of the time. The extravagance of their homes is unequalled ... Managed by the Preservation Society of Newport, you can tour one or all of the mansions, enjoy special events planned throughout the year, and day dream of what life must have been like...even for the children of these people.
Of course Newport has always had a nautical theme. From the wonderful beaches, to the sailing crowd, to the pleasure craft of the wealthy...all the way back to the triangular trade of its early years. You can find museums, specialty shops, and fishermen's barrooms here. It's definately a very salty town. And that calls for a beer!!
Such a charming place ot wander in and out of the shops to find just the right soulvenir...a treasure to bring to your home, or another T shirt to add to the collection. Lots of clubs, bars, eateries, formal restaurants...there is something here for everyone.
In addition to all that I have slipped into my pages, you can find the Tuoro Synagogue...the first in the nation. You can go antiqueing...explore the first State House, or even peek into the Tennis Hall of Fame! I simply cannot include it all....just GO!!
- Pros:Extraordinary collection of beautiful buildings and nature
- Cons:So much...and it does bring SO much traffic as well.
- In a nutshell:Experience Newport...you won't be disappointed
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