You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the Gilded Age as you tour the homes of some of America’s wealthiest families. Although the mansions were intended to be summer cottages, Newport is one of the summer destinations that are surprisingly gorgeous in the winter. No matter when you go, you’ll get a glimpse into what life was like in the late 19th century as you twirl around Rosecliff’s famous ballroom or view the largest collection of Venetian art at the Elms. If your trip is a family affair, the Breakers offers a tour with a special guided experience just for children. When you’re finished gallivanting around the grounds of the mansions, take a leisurely stroll down Newport’s 3.5-mile Cliff Walk before grabbing dinner at the Red Parrot, a festive and family-friendly restaurant located inside an old meatpacking plant that employed hundreds of Newport residents during that era.
If you think you’ll have a hard time leaving the mansions, you’re in luck. Rather than staying at a traditional hotel, you can actually go “home” to a Cliff Walk mansion. The Chanler at Cliff Walk has 20 enchanting guest rooms, each decorated in a different period style that will allow you to pretend you’re in another time for just a little bit longer.
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