February 18, 2023

Mike Yardley: A gilded escape to Newport, Rhode Island

Visit Newport, RI, the city tied to the sea.

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From its origins as a shipbuilding port to its place today as America's yachting capital, Newport is bonded to the ocean. Even those sumptuous mansions from the late 19th century were purposely built to maximize the sweeping sea views. With a wealth of signature sights and experiences, Newport’s treasury of attractions anchors its bragging rights as a star-powered destination in New England.

What better way to the self-described Sailing Capital of the World than by taking a sailing tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay? On a 75-minute narrated sailing tour, you'll see Newport's famous mansions, on the world's largest fleet of the America's Cup 12-metre yachts, available for scheduled cruises and private charters. The Sailing Museum does a great job chronicling the history of the America’s Cup. It’s also home to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, established 30 years ago, to honour individuals for their outstanding achievements related to the America’s Cup. 

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The Sailing Museum & Hall of Fame

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840