Believe me when we tell you, Rhode Island is a hidden gem. The smallest state always slipped past us unnoticed up until this recent Spring trip, but we now both rank Newport at the top of the list of cities we need to revisit.
From the preserved historic district to the lively wharves, taking a stroll through the city was as pleasant as could be. You can’t miss the Breakers mansion, an opulent remnant of the Gilded Age. Nothing outside of European royal palaces rival it. There is no doubt about it, this is a wealthy area
We highly recommend the Yankee Peddler Inn for a perfect location in the heart of the historic district, perfect for a history buff like myself. It’s also within walking distance to Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharves for upscale seafood right on the water.
In the other direction, but keeping with the Revolutionary feeling, you need to make reservations for dinner at the White Horse Tavern. The most authentic and oldest operating restaurant in the United States, they have been serving food since 1673. The food is as amazing as the atmosphere
Original Photos by Austin Clinkenbeard