It doesn’t get more quintessential New England than Newport, which hosts a variety of events all summer long. From July 8 through 13, teams from around the world will compete in the 12 Metre World Championship yacht race. Watch the action from the great lawn at the historic Castle Hill Inn. Music fans should mark their calendars for the Newport Folk Festival (July 26 through 28) with performances by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Tweedy and Kacey Musgraves), as well as the Newport Jazz Festival (August 2 through 4), which will feature Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock and Common. For a stay steeped in history, book a room at The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, a Gilded Age mansion turned 33-room hotel.

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