Some of my favourite photos of a two day stay in Newport in the fall.
Just as it suggests a walk along the cliff path where the Atlantic Ocean meets Rhode Island. Cliff Walk can be accessed via Memorial Boulevard in Newport and immediately you are enjoying seascape views along Easton Beach to Easton Point…..but the real reason I walked the cliff path was to see the Mansions….some of […]
This post includes The route Where we stayed Interesting stop offs and attractions Internet research suggested that the more southerly states of New England might be best for my planned end of October visit to catch the fall colours. Of course it’s not an exact science and peak colours in foliage country depends on the […]
We had planned to visit just one of the great Mansions of Newport (Breakers) but our hotel Gilded let us know that the day we were in Newport which was October 24th coincided with the Restoration Foundation Golden Birthday and entrance to Doris Dukes former home Rough Point was free. So we walked the famous Cliff Walk, popped into Breakers […]
Ok so autumn in America is the fall but whatever you call it, visiting Newport in New England autumn is a good time to visit. Newport is home to the America’s Cup and a harbour full of fancy yachts. It was the vacation destination for the gilded age rich and famous and became a vacation […]
We only had time to do one of Newport’s magnificent mansions so we chose Breakers once home of the Vanderbilt family. These glorious houses of the gilded age line Cliff Walk and clearly Breakers is one of the most popular to visit. I was not disappointed with my choice and was pleased to receive an audio […]
Friendly staff keen to help with activity and restaurant reservations. 30% Discount given for future bookings with Lark Hotels. Decorated in rich colours and unusual furnishings. Small plate tapas style breakfast giving the guest an opportunity to try a number of breakfast dishes….especially loved the cheese and scallion scones and mini blueberry muffins. Location is convenient […]
….and so World Book Day is drawing to a close and this reader has been dipping in and out of Dorling Kindersley’s Eye Witness Travel Book on New England. So my idea is to visit in the fall and take in the foliage, do a bit of leaf peeping as they say but also to see some of […]