Newport has worn many hats over its long and storied history. In its earliest days, Newport was a safe haven for those seeking religious freedom, later developing into a thriving port city, an artists’ and musician’s colony, and, of course, the summer playground for many of America’s wealthiest and most prominent families during the Gilded Age. A poignant reminder of this period of American history are the mansions that dot our shorelines, easily considered to be the top attraction in Newport. A simple stroll around Newport will reveal our town’s wonderfully preserved history, which includes, but is not limited to, these beautiful mansions. Book your room today, and step back in time to one of America’s most opulent periods at the Newport Mansions. Continue reading
Are you planning a trip to Newport to visit the Newport mansions this summer? Here are some tips for touring the mansions that will help you appreciate and enjoy them the most. And, if you’re still looking for a place to stay during your visit, check out the #1 rated bed and breakfast in Newport on TripAdvisor, Cliffside Inn.