The next stop from my New England Adventure was Newport, Rhode Island. I have been here prior to the stay with my family when I was in high school. This time around, I got to see a bit more of Newport than I did with my school. We still strolled down Thames St., visited one of the gorgeous mansions from the Preservation Society, and walked along the Cliff Walk, but also got to relax and take in the surroundings.
Where We Stayed: Hyatt Regency Newport
This hotel is the perfect place for any stay in Newport. It is up-to-date, clean, spacious, located on beautiful grounds, and has a wonderful outdoor pool area with a spectacular view of the ocean. The Hyatt is actually located on Goat Island, an island off of Newport; it is in a great location that is a very short distance from all the main attractions in the city.
What We Saw:
- Thames Street is the main street that runs through Newport and it houses endless restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, and other retailers; this was the busiest part of Newport when we visited.
- Touring some of the historic mansions is a MUST while in Newport. This year we toured The Breakers and it was beyond beautiful. The detailing that went into building a home like that is mind-blowing, especially because of the time period it was completed in.
- Our final activity while in Newport was walking the Cliff Walk. The Cliff Walk is a walkway along the coast and it gives you the opportunity to see all of the Newport Mansions, and other beautiful homes.
Where We Ate: Gas Lamp Grille and Cupcake Charlie’s
I had lobster for the first time while in Newport at the Gas Lamp Grille. I am not much of a seafood fan, but it was not the worst food I have ever tasted, maybe it just takes some time getting used to? For dessert we bought some cupcakes from Cupcake Charlie’s–now THOSE we delicious, almost as good as Georgetown Cupcakes…almost. The cupcake shop is a local New England chain so if you are ever in the area, give them a try.