Newport was and still is a glamorous holiday destination. The rich and famous built chateau-like summer homes, which with perhaps a hint of irony, they referred to as "cottages". The names of these palaces have become synonymous with the Rhode Island lifestyle at the turn of the 20th century and the families, most notably the Vanderbilts, that built them. The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff and others can be visited on guided tours. Wealthy individuals sponsored giant yachts to compete in the America's Cup and collected art and antiques. The history remains but 21st century Newport is also known for the Jazz Festival staged each August and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
A great way to enjoy Newport is to take the Cliff Walk, a 3-mile path between Easton's and Bailey's beaches with lovely views of Rhode Island Sound and the mansions.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay
and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the
video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside
café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we
wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed
that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!
Leonore & Mike Rumford
Newport Beach Hotel & Suites
Stunning location directly overlooking Easton's Beach and the Cliff Walk.