What To See In Newport, Rhode Island When You Only Have 8 Hours
By Melissa Mahoney|Published September 26, 2022
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
Known for its scenic seaside charm, sailing, and gorgeous Gilded Age mansions, the Rhode Island city of Newport has long been a vacation destination. Whether it’s the rich and famous or the not-so-rich and famous who come here, there’s something in Newport for everyone. I grew up in Smithfield in the northern part of the state, so going to the coast to Newport was always a treat! I always got giddy just crossing over the Newport Bridge. I also loved the feeling of walking up and down Thames Street, popping in and out of shops, sitting in the back seat of my parent’s car as we ogled over the mansions we drove by, and catching our breath as we spotted the coastline. Funny thing is, after all these years, I still feel that way. There are some places that hold a special place in your heart and your memory, and Newport is certainly one of those places for me.
I am going to delve into my favorite places to visit and things to do in this seaside city. And you can easily do these things on an eight-hour day trip. Are you ready to read about all the incredible things about Newport? Well, I am excited to tell you!