There is a trail around the...
There is a trail around the coast which you can access at several locations...just by looking for a 'cliff walk' sign off the road or whatever.
It also goes by some of the *mansions. I don't actually walk the whole trail...but poke around a little bit...it is also nice just to hop off the trail on to some rocks, sit down, and watch the ocean crash.
Don't Leave Home Without....
A small rollaboard or overnight bag. Most of our trips are long weekend visits. We normally visit Newport in the Fall, Spring and Winter (for the holiday season). Clothing depends on the wether but we always come prepared if the weather turns chilly or it snows.
Comfortable shoes are a must since we like to walk the town and the sidewalks are often cracked or uneven. Camera and... Your Preservation Society Membership Card.
Ferni and I needed something light in our tummies after touring The Elms and decided to stop at Griswold Tavern for a drink and a quick bit to eat. The bar/restaurant/pub is a casual place, although a bit dark, it was quite welcoming with wood paneling and hardwood floors. I'm glad we decided to stop by for a quick bite and a drink.
The menu has the typical foods like sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads. They have some beers on tap including local beers as well as some yummy hot drinks for those cold days. We usually choose to sit at the bar when we are here
Service is good and the food was decent. Prices are reasonable and we both enjoyed our choices. Ferni decided to have a burger and finished it off with a beer. I wasn't hungry so I ordered an onion soup with a club soda.
Newport is well known for its mansions. Mostly from rich people from New York, they were built in th 19th and early 20th century. There of various sizes and styles, being the biggest one, The Breakers, the most outstanding. This property belonged to the Vanderbilt family, and if I'm not wrong, it has 75 bedrooms. Quite a house!!!
So, if you want to see how rich people lived back in the early 1900's, come to Newport, and enjoy their houses. There are over 15 mansions that you can visit during the year.
Well, maybe it's not a MUST SEE activity, but I kid of liked this monument and what it involves. The thing is that this strange tower has no official builder. It was made a long time ago, before Newport was even founded!!! Some say that the Vikings made it (?!). I'm still trying to figure it out...