July 23, 2018

Exploring Newport, R.I.

New England is home to many seaside gems, each one about just at beautiful and full of coastal charm as the next - so much so that it often is hard to play favorites. However, after spending the beginning of last week there, I can assure you that Newport definitely falls near the top on my list of top new England destinations. Newport is such a quick trip from Connecticut, which makes for a great weekend getaway or even just a quick day trip!

A few days in Newport was the perfect mini vacation and I was quickly reminded all over again of why I love summers in New England. Situated right on the coast, Newport's coastal charm, fresh seafood, and beauty are easy to fall in love with. And I can't forget the grandeur of it's gilded age mansions - a uniqueness that makes Newport stand out from the many other similar New England seaside towns. It had been a couple years since my last trip to Newport, but I definitely plan on making it there at least once a summer!

As always, I love sharing all the things, and in this case places, that bring me happiness. Although I was only there for a few days, I took note of my favorite things to do, places to see, and of course all the best places to wine & dine. If you are in the New England area and looking for a little getaway I cannot recommend Newport enough. Check out all my favorites below and enjoy!

The Mooring
Castle Hill Inn
Brick Alley Pub
The Lobster Bar
Midtown Oyster Bar
The Clarke Cooke House

Walk the Cliff Walk
Explore the Mansions
Drive Along Ocean Ave.
Drinks on the Lawn at Castle Hill
Go to the Beach (1st and 2nd beach)
Shopping along Bowens & Banisters Wharf

xo. G

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