The Ocean State, Rhode Island, may be the smallest state in the US, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty, adventure and seafood. Of all the cities in Rhode Island, Newport is perhaps the most majestic. Nearly a century ago, the rich and famous arrived in Newport, building their dazzling mansions and unimaginable landscaping, and leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire.
Located directly on the coastline, Newport is just three hours north of New York, making it a perfect weekend getaway. People of all ages can experience the upscale shops and homes, breathtaking beaches, sunset cruises and a wide variety of restaurants fit for foodies. So, jump in your car for a picturesque drive – or sit back and relax on the train or a bus – and check out the sparkling city.
Read on to see where to stay, what to do while you're in town, and the best places to go for food and drinks.