Travel Destination: A New England Summer, Newport Edition
Saltwater breezes, gilded mansions, and plenty of summer style, there are few places more idyllic than Newport, Rhode Island. Our Marketing Director, Jordan Delane, is still dreaming of her long weekend, with days spent sauntering down the famous Cliff Walk and cool summer nights under clear New England skies.
Below, Jordan shares her favorite Newport hot spots, and a look at her July travels.
A modern, minimalist boutique hotel in the center of historic Newport. Located within walking distance of award-winning restaurants, the chicest restaurants New England has to offer, and the world-famous Tennis Hall of Fame.
Enjoy a drink and bites created with locally sourced ingredients by the water at “Freestyle Italian” restaurant Giusto–on the ground floor and patio.
Located on Newport’s Historic Waterfront, The Mooring has served locals and visitors for over 35 years with “top-of-the-catch seafood”, warm hospitality, an award-winning wine list, and locally sourced raw bar offerings. Favorite bites? Jordan is still dreaming about the Lobster-Shrimp Fritters with maple chipotle aioli. For those with dietary restrictions, there are several gluten free options–like mussels with lemongrass, coconut milk, and green curry broth.
The Clarke Cooke House is a quintessential Newport experience. With a sophisticated menu–seared foie gras, yes please–, whimsical ambience overlooking the harbor, and iconic energy–The Clarke Cooke House has served royalty, captains of industry, celebrities, and local scalawags. Jordan says this is a MUST!
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a must-visit while strolling through town. The grounds and museum are both open 7 days a week and are filled with history–over 1,900 artifacts from legends like Jimmy Van Alen, Jane Brown Grimes, and Bud Collins.
PS: It’s the perfect venue for private events–like welcome drinks pre-wedding according to Jordan. The bride’s grandmother looked chic in her head-to-toe J.McLaughlin. Love <3.
Newport’s scenic 3.5 mile Cliff Walk is the place for a stroll with the girls, solo time or even a jog. The breathtaking ocean views, sea breeze, and beautiful mansions cannot be beat.