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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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    • Sailing cruise on an America's Cup yacht
      Newport Harbour Rhode Island

      Sailing cruise on an America's Cup yacht

      Sailing cruise on an America's Cup yacht

      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.

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