What makes a classic? Merriam Webster tells us a classic is a “standard of excellence.” That it’s something of “recognized value.” Sometimes a classic is noted because of “special literary or historical associations.” Newport, it seems, fits all these definitions. It’s where JFK and Jackie said “I do,” where Dylan “went electric,” and it’s home to America’s oldest tavern (and newspaper, synagogue and circulating library, for that matter). But’s it’s also always moving; always evolving – just like the sea itself – even though its old New England soul is forever unchanged. For solo travelers seeking to explore this quintessential New England coastal enclave, you’ve found your place. Explore the mansions and International Tennis Hall of Fame on a self-guided audio tour at your own pace, experience Cliff Walk, a 3-5-mile path that hugs the edge of the Atlantic; dine at restaurants and eateries that serve dishes with flavors that make you mindful with every bite, do yoga on the beach, learn more about our deep American history. For nearby or “road less traveled” adventures, explore the palpable small-town charm of Bristol, or the bucolic winding road and centuries-old stone walls of Little Compton. The Classic Coast awaits.
The Classic Coast: Ideal for Solo Travelers
September 13, 2019
by Andrea McHugh