Newport, Rhode Island: Travel Guide
Between a season of 140+ baseball games on top of living across the country from each other it’s fair to say that Robby and I do not get much downtime together so when the opportunity does arise we feel like three-year-old children on Christmas morning. We booked my August visit around a coveted ‘off day’ which means Robby had the entire day off: no baseball field, no workouts, no report time - pretty much it’s what other couples call a “Sunday.”
We wanted to spend the off day exploring a place we hadn’t been but needed to be realistic about our destination since we only had 24 hours on our side. Newport, Rhode Island had been on our list since the beginning of the season so it was a no brainer that that’s where we would go! We loaded up the car with mainly my bags because clearly I had to have options for a whole day ;) We turned up the country music and pulled off to the exit in under an hour. As soon as we pulled into town I texted my mom, “THIS PLACE IS SO CUTE!” Seriously you guys, it’s like a real life postcard. Since our time there was so limited I won’t pretend that the below information will be the end all be all travel guide but I do have some insightful recommendations to share. I hope you enjoy!
The Attwater served as the perfect boutique hotel for our stay. The combination of the bright and spacious rooms, youthful energy, prime location and relaxing back patio made us want to move right in! Oh and I almost forgot about the complimentary breakfast, can I get an AMEN? Besides the insanely comfortable beds one thing that stuck out in my mind was the iPad that you received upon check in to use during your stay. The iPad was full of various recommendations, right at your finger tips. I had never been to a hotel that did that so, dorky me thought that was just the coolest! If The Attwater was an Uber ride I would give it 5 whole stars! Thank you again Lark Hotels for such an enjoyable stay!
1. Belle’s Café: dockside dining in the heart of Newport Shipyard? Uh, yes please! Keep the mimosa’s coming.
2. Atlantic Grille: has been named “best breakfast” for the past sevent years. Is that convincing enough?
1. You can’t go to Newport without indulging in some delicious seafood. Insert, The Mooring restaurant. They have a lovely outdoor seating arrangements and if you are a clam chowder fan, you can thank me later.
2. If you're looking for more of a mid day boost on the go head to Raw Power Juice
1.The Red Parrot with it’s many options and laid back atmosphere you can’t go wrong with this choice!
2. The Spiced Pear is said to have a dining experience that is in perfect harmony with the local Newport lifestyle. Although Robby and I did not have the chance to eat there, we heard nothing but wonderful things. (HINT: perfect for a date night or celebration)
1. The Cliff Walk is absolute must!! The 3.5 mile trail following along the coastline is worth every step and the view of the stunning ocean and Newport Mansions make for great photo opps. Word to the wise: pack sneakers!
2. If you count sipping cocktails while watching the sunset as an activity then not only are we soul mates but I have the perfect recommendation: The Lawn at Castle Inn. Think the epitome of classic New England: small plates and summer cocktails delivered right to your Adirondack chair.
3. If winding down on the water as opposed to land is more up your alley then check out a sunset sail on the Adirondack II
I would love to hear about your travels to Newport! Tag me in your photos (@millennialmiss) or shoot me an email (Chelsea@themillennialmiss.com)