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My Favorites of Newport

Written by AddiesMom13 on 15 Sep, 2009

I lived in Newport from 1998-2002 while in college at Salve Regina. The first two years I spent living and working on campus, but my last two were all spent living in a beautiful house, and working, in the city. While I wasn't able to…Read More

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Marble House-424 Bellevue Ave

Written by zabelle on 11 Nov, 2006

If any of the mansions epitomizes the Gilded Age of Newport’s wealth, it is Marble House. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for William and Alva Vanderbilt, this cottage is modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles. This house is visited with a self guided headphone…Read More

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Newport - Where Idleness Developed into an Art Form

Written by smmmarti guide on 06 Nov, 2004

A Step Back Rhode Island was founded, officially, by Roger Williams after he was booted out of Boston for "dangerous opinions," such as opposing the king’s use of civil authority to enforce religious orthodoxy and to take land without compensating the native people. Fortunately, the…Read More

I'm sorry to report....

Written by Cresson on 13 Jul, 2004

Inn on Long Wharf has the best location of any timeshare I have visited. Driving directions were simple and very accurate. Resort personnel were fine, anxious to please and pleasant at all times. Parking is minimal. We had two units, two vehicles, and…Read More

Stuart Gold

Written by stu9 on 26 Aug, 2002

There are Gold Crown resorts and there are Gold Crown resorts. This is not one of the better Gold Crown resorts. We first checked in at 3:45 p.m. The unit was not quite ready. The staff seemed to be confused. When we initally checked in…Read More

Onshore at Newport RI

Written by Rossey on 04 May, 2002

Newport RI is a great town for sightseeing. Visiting the mansions, walking the cliff walk and riding along Ocean Drive was great. The town has some great little shops as well as outlets. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.…Read More

The Cliff Walk

Written by travel2000 on 21 Nov, 2000

Easton Beach (also called First Beach) marks the beginning of the three and a half mile path along the cliffs all the way to Bailey’s Beach. This is paved most of the way but some parts are unpaved and can be quite difficult if you…Read More

Claus Von Bulow and That Mysterious Black Insulin Bag.

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Jun, 2003

In 1981-82, I was a teenager growing up in Rhode Island doing the teenage stuff. Rhode Island never really made the national news for anything until Claus von Bulow and his two infamous trials in Newport came along. Claus von Bulow is a Danish aristocrat and…Read More

The History of the Quahog.

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Jun, 2003

When I mention Rhode Island and its food, I always mention the quahog. Many people outside of New England have never heard of a quahog, and I tell them it is like a big clam. When I was a student at the University of Idaho…Read More

Things to Do in Newport

Written by Therese & Ron on 30 Sep, 2004

We did the dinner train on Saturday night. It left the station at 6:30. We chose the candlelight option. There was also a cabaret option and a murder mystery option. All the meals were the same selections. It was ~2.5…Read More

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