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Newport RI day trip

March 14, 2013 by insideout

Another great day trip while staying at the Captainโ€™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.

Rosecliff in Newport RI

Rosecliff in Newport RI

The Breakers in Newport RI

The Breakers

 

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 itโ€™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.

Thames Glass Blowing

Thames Glass Blowing

Click here to read a fantastic blog with great pictures on glass blowing at the Thames.

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 itโ€™s time for lunch or dinner Newportโ€™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 Captainโ€™s Manor Inn and enjoy a nice glass of wine on the veranda or in your room as you unwind.

The Captain's Manor Inn

The Captain’s Manor Inn

Newport Jazz Festival|Cape Cod

July 18, 2011 by insideout

One of the reasons we purchased The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Ma. after looking at Inn properties throughout the East coast was the beauty of Cape Cod and how many things there are to do on the Cape or nearby. One great example is the Newport Jazz Festival seeing as Newport is only an hour and ten minutes from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Cape Cod.

Why not attend the Newport Jazz Festival on August 5th, 6th and 7th and after the festivities on Sunday head to Falmouth and plan a respite at The Captain’s Manor Inn enjoying all there is to offer in Falmouth. While here we encourage you to plan a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Start early with a full breakfast at 8am at the Inn and then head over to the ferry for your 45 minutes trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy a day of exploration on the Vineyard then take the ferry back and plan on a wine/cheese platter at our Inn before going out to dinner at one of the fine restaurants in walking distance from the Inn.

 

Newport Folk Festival|Cape Cod

July 11, 2011 by insideout

The beauty of Cape Cod is how much there is to do on the Cape or nearby.ย For example, Newport is only an hour a ten minutes from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Cape Cod.

newport folk festival banner

newport folk festival banner

Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park

Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park

Why not attend the Newport Folk Festival on July 30th and July 31st and after the festivities on Sunday head to Falmouth and plan to stay a couple of days at The Captain’s Manor Inn enjoying all there is to offer in Falmouth.ย  You could even plan a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.ย  Come on down to breakfast early say at 8 and then head over to the ferry for your 45 minutes trip to Martha’s Vineyard.ย  Spend the day exploring all there is to see on the Vineyard then take the ferry back and plan on a wine/cheese platter at our Inn before going out to dinner at one of the fine restaurants in walking distance from the Inn.

 

We hope to see you soon.

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