41 Mary St., Old Quarter
The Grace Vanderbilt has thirty-three rooms, a spa, swimming pools and fitness center, and is walking distance from Newport's main attractions.
The Hilltop Inn
2 Kay St., Old Quarter
The Hilltop Inn feels like staying at the cozy, inviting home of an old friend.
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave., Old Quarter
The permanent collection here focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and, like the more contemporary exhibition, pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England. In addition to the charm of perusing local art through the old creaky building, the museum holds great lectures.
50 Bellevue Ave., Old Quarter
Founded in 1747, this is the oldest lending library in America. Its history is pronounced: There’s a wide selection of rare and first-edition hardcover books on the shelves, while portraits of prominent leaders hang above. It’s a great place to think and read, especially in the large Terry Reading Room. There’s also their version of a bookstore in the back: At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.
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