The main draw to Newport is its different approach to beaches. Not quite as casual as Southern California and not as high-class or exclusive as the Hamptons, Newport offers an in-between option of classy beachside establishments with an approachable feel.
But there’s more here than just the sun and the sand. Newport shops, restaurants, and bars line the streets and give depth to the seaside community. Families and young people crowd the quaint areas for unique shopping experiences and unforgettable memories. College students at nearby universities get a chance to spend four years in beachside mansions, and a navy training centre on the shore adds to the historical significance of the island in our country.
It’s not just tourists who flock to Newport. On 12 September 1953, John and Jackie Kennedy got married at Newport’s Saint Mary’s church in an elegant and upscale event. To find your special place in Newport’s timeline, plan a trip to Newport and experience the grandeur for yourself. There are no direct flights to Newport so flights to Providence are the most convenient.
Although Newport is primarily considered a summer resort town, many travellers book holidays all year round to experience its historical beauty and marine culture. Long, humid and cold winters start in November and last until early March and are typical for New England, so be sure to take advantage of the short, hot summers (usually mid-June to August) while they last. If you don’t, you might need to bundle up and endure the below-freezing temperatures and snowstorms that are so apt to sweep the land.