Can we Just Go ahead and Move Already?
Let me just preface this post by saying that it’s honestly such a shame that we have such great friends and family here in Orlando, because if we didn’t already have a giant group of people we love and hate to be far away from we’d move, like yesterday, to Newport.
First off, it’s straight out of Gilmore Girl’s episode. It’s quaint, beautiful, and magical even in the frigid temperatures. The people were lovely, the clam chowder was excellent, and you can’t beat the views that were virtually everywhere (Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, Millionaire’s Row). It’s one of those places that feels sturdy and good; clearly we fell in love. Although, the entire time we were there people kept telling us that the real magic starts in the Summer and that we needed to book a trip back ASAP. We would laugh because what they didn’t know is that we were already daydreaming of our next trip. We will 100% go back to Newport, honestly though… how could we not?!
Below are a few photos we took during our very short two days in Newport + at the very end is a short Guide to Newport.
We poped into KJP’s Newport store and I ended up snagging that “Newport” sweater and hat! Such a fun space, you must pop in if you are near by!
Also, I can’t wrap up this post without mentioning how wonderful he Amtrak ride from NYC to Newport was. I can not recommend it enough. It was incredibly relaxing and beautiful… I’d do it again in a heart beat!
A Condensed Guide to Newport, Rhode Island
This was a super short trip, but here are some of the details on what we did and where we went.
How we got there: By Train! We rode the Amtrak from Penn Station in NYC to Kingston. From there we rented a car. Parking wasn’t easy around Newport and we were told it’s worse in the Summer, but having your own transportation is a must!
Where we stayed:
Notable places we ate:
Scenic spots we visited:
The Cliff Walk was our absolute favorite! Ocean Drive was a close 2nd. Millionaire’s Row/Mansion Tours deserves an honorable mention. They should all be on your list if you go! We drove up to the Castle Hill Inn because we were told it has the best sunsets. It did not disappoint! The views were stunning. While we didn’t stay long there, it’s on our list to explore more thoroughly on our next trip!
Okay, that’s it for this little photo journal. If you happen to be familiar with Newport, I would LOVE to know what else we should do on our return visit (hopefully this Summer)!
xo- Ashley Brooke