While America’s most prominent Gilded Age families, including the Vanderbilts and Astors, flocked to the coastal enclave of Newport to escape New York City’s summer swelter, they missed out on what is arguably our most exquisite time of year: autumn. As the gentle ocean breeze starts to turn crisp, the wineries ready to harvest the vines and the treetops assume brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange, Newport embraces a new persona. The pace gets a little slower, the beaches a little quieter and the dining a bit more unhurried. It becomes the season of savoring.
Rich history, awe-inspiring architecture, cultural attractions, critically-acclaimed restaurants, unspoiled beaches and miles of trails weaving through protected land extending out into the Atlantic Ocean challenge visitors to choose their own adventure. Explore spectacular Newport Harbor, trace the ocean’s edge along legendary Cliff Walk, savor local wines, ride the waves, be pampered at a luxurious spa or explore the bustling downtown waterfront — you can do it all in the City-by-the-Sea. More information visit DiscoverNewport.org and check out the great fall lodging packages offered.