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At the beginning June I traveled to Newport, RI with my mom and cousin. I first shared a tour of Chateau-sur-Mer that we enjoyed on the day that we arrived in Newport. I then shared a tour of Marble House, Rosecliff, and The Elms that we saw on the first full day of our trip.
Touring The Breakers and Hiking the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI
On the second day of our trip the weather was pretty, so we headed out to do the Cliff Walk and planned to tour The Breakers when we got to it along the trail.
The Cliff Walk
The trail starts as a sidewalk and continues for a good distance. If you look at the map above, green is the sidewalk section. You can see on the map where the color changes to red. The red section is very rocky and can be scary if you aren’t used to uneven footing. The orange trail isn’t paved and also has some parts where you must take care as you walk.
Here you can see the terrain in one of the orange sections of the trail. The couple in front of us were so kind and made sure that we safely got through some of the rocky area where the footing was tricky. I posted this picture on Instagram and through a hashtag the couple found the picture and read what I’d written about their kindness.
This is the rear side of Rough Point, the oceanfront estate of Doris Duke along Cliff Walk. We didn’t have time to tour this mansion and if I ever return to Newport, it’s on my list of things I’d like to do.
The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion, known as the grandest of all of the mansions in Newport.
This house goes on and on and each room is grand beyond belief. I am pretty sure that this is the morning room, but to be honest, the Newport mansions with all of their extravagant rooms run together in my mind.
We had so much fun in Newport and it was so enjoyable to tour the mansions.
What’s great about Newport is that you can walk to everything. We flew into Providence, got an Uber to our hotel, and then walked everywhere that we wanted to go during our vacation. We had three full days in Newport which ended up not being quite enough time to do everything that we wanted to do. We didn’t get to take a boat tour and we also wanted to tour Rough Point and Green Animals Topiary Garden. If you are thinking about a Newport vacation, I would recommend staying five full days to be able to fully enjoy what Newport has to offer.
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