Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Newport, RI the Best Place to Travel in July! in the world!

Here’s what they had to say about our City by the Sea.

There are plenty of things to do in Newport in the winter, but the tony city really shines brightest during the summer. After all, the million-dollar mansions that Newport is known for were built to be warm-weather retreats, for those perfect days spent on yachts and lawns. But even if you don’t have a mansion home to stay in, there are many ways to soak in the culture—at a fraction of the price. The Cliff Walk, where you can peek into well-manicured backyards, remains free, while some of the mansions charge a small admissions fee. And the who’s who of Newport will be out in spades at two big festivals this month: the Newport Folk Festivaland the Newport Jazz Festival

Newport topped the list that includes Tokyo, Cape Town, Tuscany, Helsinki and others!

Here’s our thoughts

Where to stay:

If you’re visiting Newport, book your stay at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, they are hands down the nicest hotel in Newport and their seaside location on Goat Island with 360° water views and the seclusion of a private island is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.

We also love the new Cambria Hotel Newport, an upscale resort that features 143 suites, Johnny’s Restaurant & Patio Bar, and a wedding and event venue, which houses over 25,000 sq. ft. of event space. Just a quarter mile from Easton’s Beach.

Eats:

If you’re looking for some great spots to dine, we recommend hitting up local favorites such as Tavern on Broadway with their Buck-A-Shuck Wednesdays, Norey’s (RI’s #1 craft beer bar) and the new 1908 Public House which boasts the best burger in all of Newport!

Johnny’s Restaurant and Patio has amazing seafood and an incredible Filet Mignon and The Pier Restaurant is the spot to grab some seafood on Newport Harbor!

And if you love donuts (and who doesn’t?) Swing by Liberty Donuts for the freshest delectable delights in all of Rhode Island!

Party:

The party never stops at Gurney’s, The Deck, Dockside, The Pier and Tavern on Broadway is the hot spot to find the locals!

Don’t miss:

No trip to Newport is complete without a trip to our famed Newport Mansions. Pro Tip: Grab a Five House ticket  and check out a handful. It’s well worth the price and will save you some $$$.

Taste the flavor:

Swing by the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and sample some of their award winning creations.

Founded in 1999 by four college friends, Newport Storm Brewery was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island. They created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From their flagship Hurricane Amber Ale to seasonal brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years.

In 2006 the crew began distilling craft spirits. They were the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years and currently produce whiskey, a single barrel rum, and an overproof white rum.

Dress for success:

Newport’s First Lady Deborah Winthrop owns the premier women’s boutique on Aquidneck Island with hip and chic clothing, bra sized swimwear and a the largest selection of lingerie around. Deborah and her staff are all expert bra fitters. The right bra will make you look and feel 10 years younger and 10lbs lighter!! Swing by and see for yourself.

Love Newport so much that you want to move here?

Contact Hawks and Company Real Estate!

Hawks and Company is composed of long-time Aquidneck Island residents. They know and understand our island thoroughly, yet with origins stretching from coast to coast, they are also broadly connected. Their track record, fused with over three decades of combined real estate experience, makes the Hawks team unique and fuels their award-winning success. Simply put, Hawks and Company is the team most capable of managing all of your real estate needs.

Events:

Don’t forget to check the Newport, RI 2018 Events Calendar to keep up with all of the great happenings in the City by the Sea!

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