US Airways and United offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles, respectively, to Providence, R.I. Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Providence. Amtrak offers service from Union Station to Providence, with fares starting at $74 each way. Newport is 33.5 miles from Providence.
1 Bellevue Ave.
Upscale hotel with Gilded Age-inspired furnishings, within walking distance of Newport’s historic mansions. Rooms from about $260, but rates vary widely .
Marshall Slocum Inn
29 Kay St.
Bed-and-breakfast-style inn in mid-19th-century Colonial-style building. Rooms from $110.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
117 Memorial Blvd.
Lunch on the veranda offers water views and a menu with burgers, lobster rolls and artisan pizzas. Sandwiches from $13.
The White Horse Tavern
26 Marlborough St.
Contemporary American cuisine in a Colonial tavern dating to 1673. Dinner entrees from $25.
Museum of Newport History/
Newport Historical Society
127 Thames St.
Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested admission $4, ages 5 to 12 $2. Starting point for “Golden to Gilded,” “Discover Colonial Newport” and other guided walking tours; $15, ages 5 to 12 $5.
Newport Distilling Co.
293 JT Connell Rd.
Wednesday-Monday noon to 5 p.m. Guided tours at 3 p.m.; self-guided tour all other times. $9 for tasting and tour.
of Newport County
424 Bellevue Ave.
Tours of nine mansions offered daily through Oct. 13; days,hours and accessible properties vary in the offseason. $24.50 for the Breakers plus one other house; $6.50 for ages
6 through 17.
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Ave.
Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday
1 to 5 p.m. General admission free. Guided tours daily at 2 p.m.; $5, 12 and younger free.