I never had any real interest in visiting Newport, Rhode Island until an unexpected weekend getaway practically fell on my lap last year. I had heard a lot of good things about Providence because of its large Latino community that consists of mainly Dominicans. But no one ever really talks about Newport, which is unfortunate considering there’s SO much to see and do there!
Here’s a look at a few reasons why you need to hit up this beach town this year!
If you can fit it into your budget – stay at the Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina.
This is the kind of spot you definitely want to hit up during the summertime. It’s located on Rhode Island’s gorgeous Goat Island and has everything from beautiful views of Newport Harbor, Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay, a marina that features 22 slips accommodating boats, their Seawater Spa that you’ll never want to leave and their famous outdoor restaurant, The Pineapple Club that’s known for it’s local oysters and amazing seafood offerings.