Travel Blogs from Newport
Our nephew Zach Cohen is marrying Kelley Martin on the Island of Nantucket Friday the 13th of September. We decided to extend the family trip into a September Wedding Anniversary (34 years) vacation. We have not really spent any time in the New England area and decided to begin with a stop in Newport, Rhode Island on the way up and …
... Glen & Barbara a couple days before) and we were so happy they came to such a great show with an amazing crowd. After the show, we drove out to a pancake diner where we gorged on way too much food and laughed a lot.
The shows were remarkable and fun and the weather couldn't have been any better if we had tried. All in all, it was a lovely day and one of those moments that make you believe you could do this forever.
Good Monday morning
Up early and off the dock at 7:15am, a gorgeous sunny morning! flat calm seas, blue sky, no fog ...now this is cruising! Leaving Newport with no fog is beautiful strange when we came in Through the fog we saw nothing and there was lots to see. We have a long day of cruising today.
Ill upload a few pics from this morning.
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... on the evils of slavery. He eventually became an educator himself. There was a law passed that said that masters could even come to look for their slaves, the masters would pay "bounty hunters" to look for the slaves. Even free black men, women and children were in danger of being taken and sent to a plantation to work for an owner! There were many instances when the people helped "former". Slaves to become free people. Yay for New ...
... for it; a bit like urban outfitters or Prada. Despite all the grandeur of the building Vanderbilt managed to have a little bit of fun with the building of his home. In the billboards room there was a hidden mosaic of a tortoise and during some parties at the Vanderbilt's a serving tray would be used so that guests and children could slide down the great hall stairs. The house was built in Italian Renaissance style and so as you would expect there were marble cherubs ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHarborside Inn Newport
We really enjoyed our stay at the Harborside Inn. The room included a queen bed downstairs with a living room suite and small refrigerator. The upstairs loft had a king size bed and is where we chose to sleep. The view from the first level small porch overlooking the parking lot towards the water was great. The headroom in the upstairs loft was a bit tricky near the window and a bit difficult to walk to. But the view was fantastic. A very comfortable room albeit the bathroom was a bit "tight".
The dining area was really fantastic with wonderful views of the marina and waters beyond. The breakfast was above average including ham, hardboiled eggs and delicious pastries. Just watch out for stale cereal stored in large containers - they probably should use individual packages for this high moisture environment. Also, keeping the coffee urns full seemed to be a challenge. The free parking was a plus for this perfect location where you could walk to just about any place you would want to see downtown and at Bannisters Warf.
The staff were friendly and helpful. But perhaps not very engaging. Their response to inquiries about dining and sights was to give us the local walking map and tell us that there were lots of great places to eat. Luckily, there was free WiFi and we just searched the online reviews to help make our agenda.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.