WHERE: Rhode Island
Add a dash of Gilded Age romance to your holiday in the harbor town of Newport. The Newport Mansions—built by the rich-and-famous at the turn-of-the-20th-century—offer Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions, including live music, refreshments, and the chance to stroll exquisitely decorated, softly lit rooms. Here, too, you can attend the Governor’s Ball, take a Holiday Lantern Tour of Newport’s old town, and stroll among twinkling lights along the harbor’s Victorian-age avenues. There’s no shortage of cozy eateries to share a table for two—try White Horse Tavern, America’s oldest tavern (1673), super comfy with a roaring fire, low beamed ceilings, and delish seasonal dishes on the menu. Then unwind in your très chic room and seductive ocean views at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, perfect for a romantic tryst.
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