Newport The Essential
Set on an island in Narragansett Bay, Newport has evolved from a bustling colonial port to a 20C resort for the fabulously rich and famous to its present incarnation as a modern tourist mecca. The famed mansions here provide an architectural sampler of the nation's most aesthetically pleasing building styles from the 17C to the 19C. The city sponsors several renowned music festivals for folk, jazz and classical music.
Renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt
The Breakers is an opulent 70-room
Designed by Stanford White to resemble
Named for the rocky spit of land on