It seems that hardly a week can go by without Newport making it to some “Best Of” list in a national publication. This week it’s Readers Digest, they included Newport in the list of 7 Summer Destinations That Are Surprisingly Gorgeous in the Winter saying Maybe the beach or islands fade from your memory when the temps drop, but these warm-weather locales are even more beautiful blanketed in snow.

Also making the list are Montauk, Nantucket, Kennebunkport, Marthas Vineyard, Cape May and Cape Cod.

Here’s what they had to say about Newport:

Famed for its yacht-filled harbor and Gilded Age mansions, Newport has long been the summer locale of choice for New England’s elite. And while that certainly remains true, these days many people are making this coastal community their primary residence. The opening of Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina—with its do-it-yourself hot chocolate bar, mixology classes, and fire pits—further solidified it as a year-round destination. This Rhode Island gem sparkles during the winter. When Jack Frost comes to town, everything—from the cobblestone streets to the historic homes that line Bellevue Avenue—is cloaked in fluffy flakes, making it even more magical. Of course, no trip to Newport is complete with a drink at the White Horse Tavern, said to be the oldest bar in America.

PS – They are spot on with Gurney’s. It’s the nicest hotel in Newport by a mile, has the best nightlife of any of the hotels around, and rivals the Clark Cook House as the place to see and be seen during the summer season! 

One more addition. If you’re looking for the best burger in Newport, head to Tavern on Broadway. You won’t be disappointed.

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