It was a perfect day when we arrived in Newport, The City by the Sea. After a bad start at our first choice of B&B we drove into the main township and discovered Bayberry Inn. It was absolutely superb and Jennifer the hostess was friendly and an amazing cook. We walked for miles around the seaport to the touristy waterfront bars and cafes, then back to the quieter areas. During the Gilded Age when the nations elite families began building their 'summer cottages' the city was booming, however, it suffered during the Great Depression in the late 30's. Today it is a popular sailing and tourist destination. I would love to return to Newport and explore further.
"THE BREAKERS" Summer Cottage, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt for his extended family. Now part of the Newport Mansions tour it is well worth taking. Wonderful architecture, astonishing furnishings and antique features. Although the chandeliers were electric if there was a power cut, gas lights went on in the chandeliers. Amazing technology for those days.