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Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

Rough Point

While the peerless position and splendor of the grounds alone are worth the price of admission, this faux-English manor house also contains heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke’s impressive art holdings, including …
Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

The Breakers

A 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzi, the Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. At the behest of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Richard Morris Hunt did most of the …
Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

The Elms

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1901, the Elms is a replica of Château d'Asnières, built near Paris in 1750. Here you can take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour that will have you snaking through the servants' quarters and…
Top Choice State Park in Newport

Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams is America's largest coastal fortification and is the centerpiece of this gorgeous state park, which juts out into Narragansett Bay. It's the venue for the Newport jazz and folk festivals and numerous spe…
Top Choice Museum in Newport

National Museum of American Illustration

This acclaimed museum features an impressive collection of Maxfield Parrish's impossibly luminous works in color, NC Wyeth prints, Norman Rockwell's nostalgia and the illustrations of other American graphic heavywei…
Top Choice Library in Newport

Redwood Athenaeum

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, the neoclassical structure was built by Peter Harrison who the library honors with a room devoted to priceless America…
Top Choice Bakery in Newport

Rosemary & Thyme Cafe

With a German baker in the kitchen it's hardly surprising that the counter at Rosemary & Thyme is piled high with buttery croissants, apple and cherry tarts and plump muffins. At lunchtime gourmet sandwiches fea…
Top Choice Seafood in Newport

Fluke Wine Bar

Fluke's Scandinavian-inspired dining room, with its blond wood and picture windows, offers an accomplished seafood menu featuring roasted monkfish, seasonal striped sea bass and plump scallops. Upstairs, the bar ser…
Top Choice Seafood in Newport

Scales & Shells

Only opening for dinner and only serving seafood has allowed this casual, often packed eatery to hone its skills. This is one of the best places in town to have your seafood almost any way you like it.
Historic Building in Newport


Built for Mrs Hermann Oelrichs, an heiress of the Comstock Lode silver treasure, Rosecliff was designed by Stanford White to look like the Grand Trianon at Versailles, and its palatial ballroom (Newport's largest) a…