Newport, RI: Day 1

SPRING VACATION!!! Finally! I was so excited that I had a little break from work and was able to take a short vacation with my parents. We decided to go to Newport as we have been there once before, but only for a day as it was a stop-over trip on our way to Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard. And of course all we really did that one day was shopping (I blame my mother for my shopping genes). So on this trip we finally decided to go and actually do some activities instead of just shopping. On our first day, it took about 2 1/2 hours to drive to Newport, and we decided to have a more relaxing first day there, since it was only a 3 day trip. We ended up going to Harborside Inn right along the harbor and in the heart of all the shopping and wharfs. It was an excellent hotel and the front desk receptionist was so nice! I highly recommend this hotel if you do stay in Newport and you must try the cookies that they serve in the afternoons all the other cookies you have tried in your life are obsolete! I really enjoyed this hotel because its not like a regular hotel room, it’s a loft style room (for the deluxe rooms) and it was great because my parents could sleep on the main level and I was able to sleep up on the loft so I had my own private space. There was a great big window looking out onto the wharfs and the Newport Bridge, and there was also a nice French door balcony looking out onto the harbor and the boats. There was also a window up on the loft so I could look out onto the water from my bed. After we got settled we decided to go out and explore the area a bit, and there was a Ben and Jerry’s right around the corner from our hotel so of course we had to stop there! We also explored all of the stores near the 2 wharfs, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. This area is definitely tourist-centered but there are some great art shops and it’s fun to stroll down the cobblestone streets. We decided to eat at a cute little restaurant/pub for dinner called the Wharf Pub and they had great food (I decided to get a burger and fries) and my mom got a shrimp salad and I snuck a few pieces of shrimp since they were sooo good! After dinner we stopped by a fudge store next to Ben and Jerry’s and bought a 6 piece sampler of fudge and we decided to eat it back on our hotel deck and watch the sunset and it was a perfect end to a perfect day 🙂

IMG_5824
Harborside Inn

 

IMG_5822

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset
Our waterfront room with a loft
IMG_5808
My bed on the loft

 

IMG_5809
View from my bed

 

Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Gave my dad some presents for his birthday!

 

IMG_5807
Awesome batman-esque rental sports car

 

 

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset
Fudge shop right around the corner from the hotel

IMG_5820

IMG_5819

IMG_5817

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset
Buying some art supplies to sketch the sunset from our hotel

IMG_5825

IMG_5816
Little carnival/merry-go-round

 

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset
Shopping at the wharfs

IMG_5811

IMG_5813
Newport Harbor Bridge- view from our hotel

 

IMG_5812

“Can we just skip to the part of my life where I travel the world?” – Anonymous

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Newport, RI: Day 1

  1. Good for you, and as always, thanks for sharing! Even if it’s touristy, it looks like a great place for a short break, and from the way people are dressed, weather must have been perfect. A whole shop for fudge? yum

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The fudge shop was amazing! We ended up buying 2 six pack samples of fudge! The weather was amazing, it was nice and warm during the day with a bit of a breeze at night. I wish I could have a longer vacation but it was nice to explore a new city 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s