Following is a list of the places we dined at on our three day trip to Newport, Rhode Island.
The Black Pearl
1 Bannister’s Wharf, (401) 846-5264 www.blackpearlnewport.com
Good place for lunch, if taken outside at The Patio, located right on the water. The Black Pearl also has The Tavern, a pub space, and The Commodor’s Room for elegant events. The clam chowder is notably stated as the best in Newport. I found it to be delicious if a little heavy on the cream. I also enjoyed their Swordfish sandwich, a special that day. The fish was Continue reading
The Elms Mansion
Newport surprised me as being accessible, historic, fun and upscale all at the same time. I had heard about it being a nice getaway where you can tour some mansions, so I was expecting a quiet, maybe even sleepy, seaside town. I then heard about the annual jazz festival being one of the country’s best, which sounded like fun as jazz has become a recent interest of mine after going to a few concerts at Jazz at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
That was the initial plan: spend a few nights at a moderately priced B&B, do the jazz festival the first night, and then get to know the town a little bit. I had no idea what a whirlwind of activity the trip would be, yet at the same time peaceful.
View from Rosecliff Mansion