I can’t think of a better way of spending a day than leisurely strolling around a beautiful New England town. So when it was my turn for our July Surprise Date I decided that we would spend a day in the beautiful town of Newport, RI. I have been to Newport many times but it would be Price’s first time. I find that Newport is fun, relaxing, friendly, and all around beautiful. And that is exactly why I wanted to spend the day down there together.
It was a beautiful, sunny day making this the perfect Sunday. We parked in a lot by The Barking Crab ($15- my advice is to keep looking & you’ll find a $10 lot) and started to stroll around the piers & shops. While walking down America’s Cup Ave we saw a stand for a boat tour around the harbor. I’ve been on several so I could probably give a tour myself but it doesn’t matter at all since I learn something new every time and an hour on the water looking at beautiful mansions does not get old. So we bought our tickets and headed out on the Amazing Grace.
The Amazing Grace took us all around the harbour with our informative tour guide poiunted out several moared America’s Cup competitors and winning sail boats. In addition to all the beautiful sail boats and yacht, we were able to see Castle Hill Inn, Fort Adams, New York Yacht Club- Harbour Court, and all the mansions that line the harbor. One of my favorites is Hammersmith Farm (top right small photo), where Jackie Kennedy Onassis grew up and where JFK and Jackie were married.
After the harbor tour we had brunch at Christie’s. So incredible! Loved the view of the harbor and the food. More to come on our great meal in a later post.
And then after we stuffed our selves we walked all around and peeked into the shops browsing things like rugs, wine glasses, prints, and lots of things stamped with ‘Newport’ on it. We grabbed an elephant ear Country Kettle Fudge to munch on while we walked back to the car. One last stop was to Humidor Cigar World for some cigars for Pricer.
Perfect day together in Newport!