4,000+ Mile Road Trip: Day 6 – Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport is a city set on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island filled with unique shops and cafés and offers endless opportunities of fun with amazing outdoor adventures! Newport is famous for the Gilded Age mansions and sailing competitions hosted there.
Our family took a 16 day road trip up the east coast into Québec, Canada with many many stops along the way to soak up as much as we could! We spent a few of our 16 days in the Connecticut and Rhode Island areas and truly enjoyed it!
We drove over to Rhode Island from Connecticut and crossed two beautiful bridges on the way.
After driving around and looking at all of the mansions, which you can buy tickets for to tour, we headed to one of the beautiful beaches Newport has to offer.
Located at: 315 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
We had to pay for parking, which was a bit pricey (in comparison to the beaches we enjoy along the NC, SC, and GA coastline), but we had the beach pretty much to ourselves for the day so I didn’t mind!
At the entrance of the path that lead to the beach, there was a self dispensing machine (like the hand sanitizer machines) for sunscreen!! What a genius way to promote your dermatology business!
I sported my new swimsuit that I bought online at Cupshe, something I thought I would never do! But my BFF had ordered a couple of swimsuits from the same place and let me try them on…and i loved them!. In truth, my new swimsuit is super cute and I really like it … such a changeup from my normal “mom swimsuits from Wal-Mart” hahaha!
After the beach, we walked around Newport and enjoyed the architectural history that filled the city! This church was where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis were married.
We ate dinner at Midtown Oyster Bar located at 345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840 but if I’m being completely honest, I was not impressed at all. the food and service were definitely not up to par, however, the decor was pretty, lol!
However, after eating we continued walking through town and happened upon this adorable coffee shop called Kaffeology located at 359 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840. The owner was a young girl who had a dream of owning a coffee shop and creating amazing one of a kind creations. We stayed at talked to her and her brother for almost an hour sharing recipes from her café to my blog and more. It was so much fun!
The Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile public access walkway that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. It has been designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail is free and open 365 days a year.
You can access the trail at two different locations:
1. First Beach
Memorial Blvd .
My goofy daughter pretending to go over the edge…the pictures don’t really show how high the Cliff Walk really is…so you must go to visit yourself! 🙂
We completed the section of the Cliff Walk that we were on by dark and then returned to our car and headed back to Connecticut for two more days.
You can follow along on our 4,000 mile road trip here and see all of our stops!