When thinking of Newport, Rhode Island perhaps one of the first things which springs to mind is the association with socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt….and yachting!
Newport is often found on touring and self-drive itineraries of New England, but at American Sky we think you may want to stay a little longer and enjoy what the area has to offer beyond the summer playground of wealthy American families.
Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of ways, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as a great yachting capital. Nowadays visitors can explore opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts and lighthouses.
Newport visitors can choose from a variety of walking tours which take you around a thriving waterfront, boat tours, and self-guided tours which take you around the local breweries and Newport's three vineyards.
Further reading: Newport is ranked #1 in our list of the top 10 coastal towns in New England.