Newport, nicknamed "America's First Resort," is a place out of a picture book, distinct for its polished yacht fleets, rose-coloured sunsets, and long-time association with America's fine and fabulous. The Kennedys were married here (Jackie was a local girl); and during his presidency Eisenhower spent time here at the Naval War College, which continues to introduce a uniformed presence to the lively streets. Tourists come today for the opulent fin-de-siècle mansions that line Bellevue Avenue – huge tree-lined estates and ornate palaces, former summer homes of the likes of the Astors and Vanderbilts.
Stroll beyond the extravagant facades, though, and you'll find much more, including many original eighteenth-century homes that sit among downtown's restaurants, boutiques, and shops. The town's prime seaside location also means that the views are often, if not always, free – a short drive and you're greeted by unrivalled shores, with rugged seascapes and long swaths of sand.
Three-story building built in 1910 and turn-of the century cottage - within walking distance of beach and local attractions.
The Elms was built in 1901 as the "cottage" of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind and eventually became known as another summer residence for the burgeoning population of the ...
Brick Alley Pub is a local favorite, popular with both families and young adults. The menu includes hearty New England soups and burgers; an extensive salad bar selection is also available. The cozy, wood paneled downstairs room is complete with everything from high chairs to a large screen TV. The upstairs bar area offers large windows overlooking the waterfront area, making it a pleasant place to wait for your table. Families or large groups should go early as a typical wait on a weekend night can be up to an hour long. Don't miss out on the Sunday brunch with fabulous dishes like Crab Cakes Benedict or the Sailor Sandwich.