During the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, the picturesque village of Newport Rhode, Island, was best known as an exclusive enclave for America’s most privileged residents, who constructed grand “summer cottages” there. These spectacular mansions, such as Rosecliff and Marble House, have been meticulously restored and maintained throughout the years as museums that are currently open to the public. Today, Newport beckons visitors from around the globe who travel here to savor stunning ocean vistas, stroll down cottage-lined cobblestone streets, explore quaint boutiques and storefronts, and dine at waterside cafés. Historic hotels such as the Vanderbilt Grace and the Hotel Viking provide elegant accommodations, while The Spring Seasons Inn hosts a daily savory repast in its exquisite Tea Room.
To view more of the historic architecture and colorful surroundings of Newport, Rhode Island, see “Summer by the Sea,” on page 24 of the May/June 2012 issue of Victoria magazine.
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