The Chanler at Cliff Walk
The Chanler at Cliff Walk honeymoon experience begins the second you step onto the property of the 19th-century mansion overlooking…
Your Newport honeymoon will take you straight to the Gilded Age, when the rich and famous made this seaside town their summer retreat. The historic New England seaport has the feeling of an open air festival, with street fairs, shopping, sidewalk sales, cafes and plenty of opportunities for people watching. With a strong sailing and seafaring tradition, beaches, historic buildings, hiking trails and urban walks, it’s the ideal location for an exciting getaway.
Newport beaches are popular for their Atlantic surf, and stunning views of the open ocean. Kayaking and paddle boarding in the quieter waters of the bay are a good way to see the harbor and some great views of the city. Newport is built around sailing, and you can experience the excitement for yourselves with a romantic sunset cruise. Visit the marinas to admire the boats, stay at a nineteenth century ship captain’s home converted into an elegant hotel, and learn about Newport’s seafaring history at the museums.
Explore the city with a long walk down Thames Street, with unique stores, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Check out the waterfront shopping and entertainment at Bowen’s Wharf. The Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival held at the Wharf draw thousands of visitors every year, to enjoy music, arts and crafts, performances and shopping.
Naturally, fresh seafood is the center of culinary choices in Newport, served in different styles, from French restaurants to clam chowder in family restaurants to the clamshacks beloved by new Englanders. Don’t forget to stop by the White Horse Tavern, believed to be the oldest tavern in the US, for a meal and ghost stories.
When looking for accommodations, you’ll find something for every taste and every budget. There are cozy B and Bs with New England charm, Gilded Age Mansions that are now luxury hotels, seaside cottages, and luxury hotels and spas to pamper you on your Newport honeymoon.