With marina views, Scarpetta Italian restaurant, and rooms from only $139 per night Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina is a perfect jumping off point to explore Newport’s Gilded Age mansions and imagine you're at the helm of your own Downton Abbey-style retreat. Start with the grandest dame of them all, The Breakers—Newport’s most iconic “summer cottage”—and then continue on to explore The ElmsMarble House, and Rosecliff. For regional bites, check out Newport institution Flo’s Clam Shack or The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar.

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