Top things to do in Newport Rhode Island

Hey y’all! Today’s post is going to be about the 2nd state from our road trip: Rhode Island; Newport to be specific. I  though Newport was a quaint little town that I really liked. In this post I am going to be sharing with you all about what we did in our day and a half in Newport!

Newport Mansions: Newport was a popular summer vacationing spot in the late 1800s early 1900s so there are quite a few mansions ( about 10 ) that you can tour. We choose to tour 5; the Breakers, Marble House, Rose Cliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, and the Elms. The only one I would not recommend seeing is Chateau-sur-Mer. It was very dark and hot, plus most of the house was blocked off. We saw all 5 mansions in 1 day, but I would recommend if you had time, breaking it up because by the time  we got to the last house we were so tired and couldn’t really enjoy how beautiful it was.

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Cliff Walk: The Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile long walk along the sea and mansions of Newport. We just walked about a mile of it then turned around and walked back because it was really hot. The scenery among the walk is gorgeous. A portion of the walk you even have to walk atop rocks. This was walk was nice and I would love to come back when it is chilly and less crowded to tackle the whole 3.5 miles.

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Dinner: For dinner we decided to go to this place called Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant after we overheard a lady working at one of the gift shops in the mansions recommend it to another customer. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table to open up, but it was worth the wait! I ordered a steak with garlic sauce and fries and it was positively delicious. My mom and her friend both ordered the lobster roll, one of the most popular menu items, and they loved there food as well!

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We spent about a day and a half in Newport. One day we toured the mansions and went out for a nice dinner and the next walking the cliff walk before heading back on the road again. We had a great time in Newport and I would love to go back in during the fall time. Make sure to follow this blog to hear more about what we did on our next and final stop: Philly!

-EM MARIE

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