Newport Journals

Easter in Newport

A March 2002 trip to Newport by Mchaela

Quote: While visiting my sister in New Haven for Easter, we decided to take that Saturday and go to Newport, RI for the day. Although it was a little drippy and cool, it was a wonderful place to forget about troubles and view how the rich and famous lived.

Easter in Newport

Overview

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A tour of the Newport mansions is required. Unfortunately we only had time to tour one, but I would recommend trying a couple. Just driving past is amazing! One of the best moments was my sister and I "frollicking" on the back lawn of Breakers after the tour. We went all the way to the Cliff Walk, but of course there wasn't an entrance to it there. Shopping in downtown Newport was a hoot. I found a shop that mainly sold Harmony Kingdom collectible boxes, my new obsession. Great fun! Quick Tips: Get some salt water taffy and chew it as you walk around the town. Take a walk down the Cliff Walk. Remember to wear good shoes with good soles as it can be dangerous climbing over r...Read More

Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

Restaurant | "Brick Alley Pub"

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We arrived a little late for lunch, but the wait was still about an hour. It was worth it, however. The menu is varied with everything from salads and sandwiches, to Southwestern fare and steaks. I had a cheeseburger and fries that was so large that I was unable to finish half of it. Our waitress was wonderful and the atmosphere was casual and warm. The restaurant is much larger than I at first believed. We were seated in the front room, but when I went to the restroom, I found that it goes on and on. It is decorated in dark wood, a fireplace and kitchy memorabilia from the town. It is a great place for the family to dine out or for a fun night with some friends.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2002

Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
140 Thames Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 849-8291

Stardust

Attraction

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Harmony Kingdom figurines are from England and are highly collectable. My mother gave me my first one a couple of years ago, and ever since I've been fascinated with them. No surprise, then, when we walked into Stardust in Newport that I was over the moon. Stardust is a major retail outlet for Harmony Kingdom box figurines in the United States. Most of the figurines are of very expressive animals (human characteristics) and are small boxes as well. The box figurines are called treasure jests and each has a story and special meaning. The shop owner was working when I was there and she has loads of information regarding Harmony Kingdom. They even have a club that hosts special events throu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2002

Stardust
359 Thames Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 846-7771