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Newport, RI - a Relaxing East Coast Getaway
6/27/18 1:54 AM | JUDY MOBLEY

 

NexTour enjoyed a four-day getaway in the seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island. Here we are at The Breakers mansion, one of a dozen mansions from the Gilded Age.

 

 

NexTourists enjoyed an Historic Trolley Tour through Newport.

 

 

 

 

The Trolley took us along the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive with a stop at Fort Adams, a former United States Army post (1799).

 

 

We toured The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion. 

 

 

 

The Breakers became a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and is part of the Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuoro Synagogue, built in 1763, is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the US and the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America. 

 

 

 

 

The Redwood Library was crafted of wood "rusticated" to look like stone.  It is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States.

 

 

 

 

St. Mary's church, Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish (1884), where John and Jackie Kennedy were married in 1953. 

 

 

 

 

Our historic hotel, the Hotel Viking, was established in 1926.

 

 

 

 

Relaxing on the Hotel Viking porch

 

 

 

 

The historic neighborhood by the Hotel Viking

 

 

 

 

Bowen Wharf offers restaurants, shops, and cruises.

 

 

 

 

Watching the action on the pier before our cruise

 

 

 

 

Our Gansett Cruise boat, similar to a lobster boat, cruised Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

 

 

 

 

Castle Hill lighthouse

 

 

 

 

Clingstone, a cedar-shingled house built in 1905, stands on a rock in  Narragansett Bay.

 

 

 

 

NexTourists enjoying the sunshine and cool breezes. 

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm, mimosas!

 

 

 

 

One of many seafood restaurants in Newport.  We ate lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese sandwiches, lobster quesadillas, etc.  So many ways to eat lobster!

 

 

 

 

The Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile public access walkway that borders the shore line and hugs the property of some of the mansions.  

 

 

 

 

 

Easton's Beach at the start of The Cliff Walk

 

 

 

 

Huge rocks along The Cliff Walk made for an adventurous "walk"!

 

 

 

 

Sunset from the roof of the Hotel Viking.  A beautiful end to a beautiful east coast getaway.

 

 

 

 

(Believe it or not...this is the same evening, a little later than the previous photo!)