Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have spoken and named Newport, Rhode Island among the Best Small Cities and the Best Islands (Aquidneck Island) in the US! With miles of endless coastline, historic mansions and the renowned, breathtaking Cliff Walk, we understand where they're coming from.
Best Small City
A short drive from Boston, charming Newport is fabled for its historic mansions and sailboat-speckled coastline. Combine both by walking the Newport Cliff Walk, which takes you along the shore past impressive mansions, and satisfy your appetite at the White Horse, the countys oldest tavern. Book well in advance of the summers biggest draws, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.
The largest island in Narragansett Bay is where youll find Newport, one of our RCA-approved "best small cities in America," lined with elegant Gilded Age mansions straight out of an Edith Wharton novel. The City by the Sea is also a center for sailing.
Pro tip: The Newport Jazz Festival, held in August each year, has played host to countless musical greatsDuke Ellington, Nina Simone, and John Coltrane, to name just a few. Pay a visit during the summer to see the next big thing in jazz.
Getting there: Drive to Aquidneck Island from Providence, only about 40 minutes away.
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