Charming cobblestone wharves and a seaside view that never disappoints have landed Newport on Conde Nast Traveler's list of America's Most Beautiful Towns. Read the excerpt below or find the full story here.

Newport is synonymous with tony New England, where sailboats dot the harbor and the well-heeled explore the cobbled shopping wharves. Every summer, visitors flock to Fort Adams, a lush green expanse at the mouth of the Narragansett Bay, for the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. In the colder months, stay indoors by touring some of the towns famous estates, most notably Doris Dukes former home, Rough Point.