Everybody has a favorite outfit that they continue to wear over and over again. Whether it is with different jeans, jewelry or the exact same details, we all do it! This sweater has been my go-to for over a year. Anytime the weather gets cool and I need a cute outfit that is casual and easy to throw on, I grab this sweater from my closet. I styled it this way last year and brought it out again when Eric and I headed to Newport a few weekends ago. We were attending a wedding (the dress I wore is linked here) in Newport in September and the weather was iffy due to the hurricanes headed for the Northeast. We luckily dodged most of the effects, but its was cold, windy and rainy all weekend.
Eric and I had plans to a hit a few of the Newport hotspots, most of which were down on the wharf. It was definitely chilly, so I was glad I wore a comfy sweater and flats because that area has the cutest cobblestone streets, shops, bars and restuarants to check out! I didn’t really do a Travel Guide for Newport, but I have listed out a few of my favorite places below!
We stayed in the Marriott in Middletown where the bride and groom has a wedding block. If you want to be able to walk or take a really short cab ride into town, I would suggest the Marriott Newport or the gorgeous Gurney’s Newport! Both are pricey, but are right in the thick of things!
Restuarants & Bars:
I had a full itinerary of restaurants for me and Eric to visit! We are nothing if not thorough when it comes to exploring all food and drink options in a new place! We went to the Black Pearl which is right in Bannister’s Wharf. They are known for their Clam Chowder and they did not disappoint. We tried the chowder here first and then at a few more places and NOTHING lived up to this one! We also ate at Scarpetta, which is in the Gurney’s resort. We have a Gurney’s near us, in Montauk, and we know how delicious Scarpetta is, so this one was a no brainer! We also hit up a few other great places, including 22 Bowen’s, which was a cute wine bar and restuarant, The Mooring Restaurant, which has a gorgeous view of the water and finally, Cooke’s Kitchen, where we had the juiciest burgers for brunch!
Eric and I also went to America’s Oldest Bar, called the Whitehorse Tavern. It is actually on the top 10 list of oldest bars in the world, with Sean’s Pub in Ireland as the World Record holder. Fun fact, we actually stopped in Sean’s Pub when we were in Ireland a few years ago! The bar sported thatched walls and is believed to date back to 900 A.D.!
Obviously I am going to talk about the best shopping in Newport! There are adorable boutiques and larger brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic right in Bannister’s Wharf and all along Thames Street. I may or may not have led Eric into a particular store after we had gone to three bars and bought a really fun coat that will be coming to the blog soon!
Of course there are many gorgeous and historic sights to see in Newport. I would definitely suggest heading to a few of the Mansions, like The Breakers or Rosecliff and walking along cliffwalk. There are also tons of museums, like the Automobile Museum that Eric and I checked out, to keep you busy! Other activities include boating, wine tasting and many more!
If you want more info, check out the map below! Also, check out my outfit details below!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy shopping!