Newport in the winter is magical. That’s because you’ll enjoy so many festive things to do in Newport RI in the winter. You might think of it as a summer destination (and it is), but today we are reframing this fabulous coastal destination in New England to share the best Newport activities for winter. Here are 15 of our favorites, below.
Itching to set off on a good, old-fashioned road trip? Then New England is just the place for you. Whether you’re on the hunt for an epic hike, taking in the history of some of America’s oldest towns, or simply enjoying the views, New England road trips offer something for everyone.
When you think of wine-tasting in the US, Napa Valley and Sonoma, California top the list. But did you know you can stroll lush vineyards and sample from the best wineries in New England?
High-acclaimed wine made in the northeast offers a distinct flavor which is a product of the cooler, wetter climate–and it’s popularity is taking root! Read on to find out which vineyards and wineries to add to your itinerary when you visit New England next.
Perhaps New England is known best among travelers for its quaint towns, historic charm, and vibrant fall foliage. As if that weren’t reason enough to visit, you’ll find plenty of local and world-class art in the region.
Here are what we think are the best art museums in New England to round out your itinerary.
Get into the Christmas Spirit
Each year, the Newport Mansions put on a festive celebration to usher in the holiday season. Christmas trees and lavish decorations festoon the mansions, once homes to prominent families of Newport, Rhode Island. You’ll find Nutcracker performances, dinner parties, and music events that lead right up to New Year’s Eve.
The Newport Mansions at Christmas
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Scenes from the Gilded Age
A visit to Newport, Rhode Island is incomplete without seeing the Newport Mansions at Christmas. There are ten incredible estates that The Preservation Society of Newport County maintains year-round. Guests may explore independently or follow guided tours by a headset.
Of course, the mansions are a “must-see” at any time of year, and especially nice as part of a romantic getaway to Rhode Island.
Through the holiday season, though, four mansions are open daily to visitors: The Breakers, Rosecliff, The Elms, and Marble House. Each was once a private residence for the well-to-do, including famous families like the Vanderbilts, who retreated to the mansions’ grandeur along the cool shores of Rhode Island for summer months.