Newport, Rhode Island

At the end of September, Joe and I headed up to Newport, RI to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary! I had been to Newport years ago (maybe when I was like 6 years old lol!) and had wanted to revisit for the longest time. We took a long weekend and had ourselves the loveliest time exploring this quaint New England town. Down below you can find details on what we did each day. Enjoy!

Day One:

Our drive from central PA to Newport, RI wasn't bad at all, maybe 6 hours or so. We set off in the morning and arrived right around 4. After checking into our hotel, we freshened up and headed over to Castle Hill Inn. I had all the intentions of getting drinks there and sitting out on the lawn all evening as the boats sailed by, but it was SO busy when we got there. After waiting a while, a pair of chairs opened up and we were able to sit and relax for a bit before heading to dinner downtown at a restaurant called Scales & Shells. Joe has family in the area so we met up with them and had a wonderful evening catching up over lobster tails and shrimp scampi. We ended the night with some Ben & Jerry's, of course.

Day Two:

The next morning we woke up bright and early and headed downtown. We grabbed some donuts at Liberty Donuts (s'mores for me, and I can't remember what Joe had but they were delish!) and then we made our way over to The Breakers Mansion for a tour. The Breakers is absolutely stunning and is a must-see if you are ever in Newport! After that, we had reservations for brunch at the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel where we indulged in glasses of rose` and lobster benedict. I would highly recommend. We were extremely full after this so we decided to walk off our brunch by doing a little shopping downtown. First stop was the KJP store, of course. The store was so charming and was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Side note: I have been following KJP and his wife SarahKJP on Instagram for years now, so actually being in their store was a dream come true!! After shopping we headed back to our hotel to nap and freshen up before going out again. We made our way to the Cliff Walk, another must-see in Newport, and we walked a good bit of it. For dinner we had burgers at a place downtown and then we finished off the evening with  "Awful Awful" milkshakes from the Newport Creamery.

Day Three:

On our last full day in Newport we wanted to do a lot of sightseeing. We ate breakfast at our hotel and headed downtown for some coffee at The Coffee Grinder. We sipped on our lattes and popped in and out of a few local shops at the wharf just before setting sail on a harbor tour that I had made reservations for. This was my first time on a sailboat and I loved it! My only complaint was that it was absolutely freezing, I clearly did not wear enough layers. After our hour long sailboat tour, we freshened up, ate lunch and headed over to a nearby town called Jamestown to have a look at the old windmill and the Beavertail lighthouse. We strolled around the state park there for a while and then went back to Castle Hill Inn in Newport to take a look at their lighthouse because we somehow missed it the first night we were there. This lighthouse is so mysterious and magical looking and is by far my favorite lighthouse that I have ever seen! It was a great way to end our little getaway to Newport, RI. 

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  1. Lauren, so many beautiful memories and pics! My absolute favorite is the one with your yellow beret and the goldenrods in the backdrop. So lovely! (Also, who is your photographer? The shots are top quality!)