Newport Journals

Newport... off-season

A March 2001 trip to Newport by jukeboxcharlie

Quote: Newport, Rhode Island is a favorite summer destination. Warm, but never hot, accompanied by cool breezes coming off the Bay. Off-season is just as nice if you know your way around town.

Newport... off-season


Brick Alley Pub - open year round, the Brick Alley features American cuisine and an outstanding barroom. Try the Buffalo shrimp over pasta, but beware, it is incredibly HOT! Newport Bay Club & Hotel - the NBCH is an all suite hotel located right in the center of Newport, the corner of Thames Street and America's Cup Avenue. During the peak season, this hotel charges over per night, but we got it in March for about for FOUR NIGHTS! Prices will, of course, change for next season.Quick Tips: If you like wine, take a quick trip put of town to the Newport Vineyards. When there, shell out two bucks for the tasting and tour- sample up to five wi...Read More
Having dragged my wife here against her will, she will no doubt disagree that it was worth the time and money (admission is $8). However, if you like sports do go. It's located in the old Newport Casino, which used to be a tennis club for the rich at the turn of the century. The site still features grass courts in active use today, and was a host site for the US Lawn Tennis Championship, precursor to the US Open. Dozens of interactive exhibits featuring all the history of the game, including an exhibit about "court tennis," a medieval indoor game played by the royal courts of Europe (it was even mentioned by Shakespeare in HENRY V). Plan to spend an hour to an hour and a half in the museum, and a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2001

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