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Once the summer playground of America's wealthiest families, Newport remains a popular year-round destination and yachting centre.

Newport, Rhode IslandYou can tour the town's famous mansions, each more opulent than the last, for a fascinating glimpse into Gilded Age extravagance. The largest of these is the 70-room Breakers, whilst Marble House is the most lavish and reputedly cost the original owners, the Vanderbilts, 11 million dollars to build in 1892.

The town also has a good collection of surviving 18th-century houses. The Long Wharf, the Old Colony House, the Synagogue, Trinity Church and Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortification in the USA, are all worth visiting.

While the town rightly emphasises its history with a variety of museums and tours, Newport also has a vibrant, contemporary side, plenty of quirky shops and great restaurants.

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    Accommodation choices for Newport, Rhode Island

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Newport, Rhode Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • An Estate guest room, Hotel Viking, Newport

      Hotel Viking

      First Class

      This grand hotel is an iconic Newport landmark. Brimming with old world charm, its elegant interiors and central location make it an excellent place to stay.

    • A room at the Marshall Slocum Inn, Newport

      Marshall Slocum Inn

      Medium

      Built in 1855, this charming house served as a parsonage for 80 years before becoming a B&B in 1983. The innkeepers, Mark and Dana Spring, have extensive experience in the hospitality industry and will ensure that you receive a warm welcome.

    • The lobby, Almondy Inn, Newport

      The Almondy Bed & Breakfast Inn

      First Class

      This charming and immaculately presented bed and breakfast offers just five elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each individually styled and appointed with fine period antiques.

    • Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, Newport

      Grace Vanderbilt

      Deluxe

      The hotel boasts both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa complete with sauna and steam showers. There is a bright and comfortable lounge, bar, pleasant garden terrace and two restaurants.

    Ideas for experiencing Newport, Rhode Island

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    • Newport Harbour Rhode Island

      Sailing cruise on an America's cup yacht

      Newport, Rhode Island

      Climb on board an America’s Cup yacht and feel the wind in your face as you sail the waters where the annual regatta customarily took place. From the teak deck, observe Newport’s maritime history, Gilded Age mansions and repaired lighthouses.