Another great day trip while staying at the Captain’s Manor Inn is the seaside venue of Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is best known for its extraordinary mansions which visitors can tour thanks to the work of the Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society includes 10 historic properties, as well as the Newport mansions store and the Green Animals Topiary Garden.
Our suggestion for your Newport daytrip is to enjoy your full breakfast at the Inn before you head off on your hour plus drive to Newport. Upon arriving in Newport purchase your Museum admission ticket and prepare to be awed by magnificent architecture and historic furnishings. Based on personal experience and great guest feedback we suggest your best properties to view would be the Breakers, the Marble House, and the Elms. A wonderful feature for these properties are the audio tours so you can enjoy the mansions at your own pace with narration available in English, French, German and Spanish. After viewing three of the properties most guests feel it’s time to explore other Newport offerings.
Some suggestions include the themes glassblowing studio and gallery featuring handblown glass and the opportunity to make your own ornament or paperweight if you call ahead and schedule.
If you like art, perhaps a tour of the Newport Art Museum is on your to do list. If history is an interest you might visit the Touro synagogue completed in 1763 and the oldest synagogue in America. When it’s time for lunch or dinner Newport’s harbor area is the place to go where there are countless options for dining on the pier. Another activity after a break to eat is the 90 minute 1-mile walking tour of historic Newport www.toursforcurious people.com.
After your full day of visiting historic Newport head on back to the Captain’s Manor Inn and enjoy a nice glass of wine on the veranda or in your room as you unwind.
We are having a wonderful time meeting our guests who are traveling from various states in the U.S. as well as from around the world to join us at the Inn in Cape Cod. Since opening in May our international guests have been from Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Norway and the U.K. One uncanny visit was from 2 couples visiting from Melbourne and Sydney Australia. It just so happened that our daughter was getting ready to travel to Australia for a college tri-mester abroad and she was able to visit with our guests and gain wonderful information on her upcoming trip. The uncanny part was she was only home for that one night before heading out and our guests just happened to be in Falmouth prior to going to Martha’s Vineyard and they found our Inn for their one night stay as they were driving through town. We are so lucky!! I have attached some pictures from our new Australia friends who were kind enough to send them when they arrived home.