Summers in Newport, Rhode Island are perfect; feeling those warm summer breezes coming off the water, strolling along the picturesque rocky shoreline, enjoying gardens in full bloom, visiting Newport’s mansions and historic attractions, watching and/or playing polo and tennis, and setting sail in Newport’s picturesque harbor. This summer, drink in the indescribable beauty of Newport along the famous Ocean Drive, also known as the Ten-Mile Drive. It won’t take you long to see why Newport has been such a popular vacation destination over the decades. Find your own little piece of paradise with us, and book your room at the luxurious Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast today.
Ocean Drive in Newport
Newport’s Ocean Drive is a ten-mile stretch of historic landmarks, magnificent waterfront homes, and stunning ocean vistas along the Southern edge of Aquidneck Island. It’s one of the most popular scenic drives in the country, and for good reason. Feel free to finish the 10-mile scenic drive all at once, or make stops along the way. It’s best to start at Thames Street, and end with the Newport Mansions on Bellevue Avenue. Points of interest along Ocean Drive include:
- King Park, featuring a statue of General Rochambeau
- Ida Lewis & New York Yacht Clubs
- Fort Adams State Park, where you can tour the Fort itself, the Museum of Yachting, Sail Newport, and President Eisenhower’s summer White House.
- Hammersmith Farm, where President Kennedy’s wedding reception was held in 1953.
- Castle Hill Inn & Resort, and their historic lighthouse
- Brenton Point State Park
- Gooseberry Beach
When you’re done, head back to the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast, where between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 PM, you can enjoy a relaxed wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by dinner in downtown Newport. Nestled in the heart of the historic district, our romantic Newport bed and breakfast is located just steps from the historic Cliff Walk, and is only a short walk from downtown Newport’s finest restaurants and shopping. Book your room Newport’s finest Bed and Breakfast today.