Summer Fridays: Newport, RI

06.01.2022
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Summer means it’s time to get away. All season, we’re sharing some of our favorite US summer travel spots. Find a destination to cure your wanderlust? Take the Summer Friday.
Join us first in Newport—an office favorite.
 
On the itinerary: touring Gilded Age mansions, then heading to the waterfront for dinner and drinks.

Newport, RI Cliff Walk
To See
The Cliff Walk
A stroll along Newport’s favorite cliffs. On one side, panoramic ocean views. On the other side, historic Gilded Age mansions.
 
Have you seen “The Gilded Age” on HBO?
 
Several mansions along the Cliff Walk were used as shooting locations, including:
  • The Breakers, originally owned by the Vanderbilt family. The 1-acre mansion has 70 rooms, including 48 bedrooms and 27 fireplaces.
  • Rosecliff, formerly a site of Newport’s most lavish parties. Several films have also been shot here, including "The Great Gatsby," "True Lies" and "27 Dresses."
  • Marble House, another property of the Vanderbilt family. The 50-room mansion got its name by containing 500,000 cubic feet of marble.
    
Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI    Cliff Walk in Newport, RI

Many mansions also do public tours. After the Cliff Walk, choose which mansion you’d like to explore inside...

Charcuterie board
 
To Taste
Our Picks
"The charcuterie board and a flight of wine from Newport Vineyards." (pictured) - Amanda, Art Director
 
 "A lobster roll from a waterfront restaurant, as you watch the sailboats come in." -Shannon, Head of Written Content
 
Franklin Spa for breakfast. Get the Blueberry Stuffed French Toast, followed by a long walk downtown.” – Bridget

Commodity Fragrances Book-, 100ml, on blanket
 
To Spray
Book-
"I feel like a Gilded Age high-society member, drinking tea in my sunroom then strolling through my grounds." -Shannon
 
"I love how Newport’s surrounded by nature, and the scent’s woody drydown plays off of it without taking over." -Bridget, Digital Graphic Designer

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