Mansions, fresh seafood, and walks on the beach.

By Travel & Leisure
June 09, 2013
Cliff Walking in Newport, RI
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The industrialists of the Gilded Age left their status symbols behind in Newport. Happily, there’s more to the maritime town today than marble halls and teakwood yachts, but the romance of the age endures. Take it all in from a former summer home set along the windswept and craggy coast.

Salvation Café

Excess of a more approachable kind rules at this kitschy and acid-hued diner, which serves globally influenced dishes—that still nod to the region’s coastal heritage—like fennel-lobster bouillabaisse Marseilles.

Chanler at Cliff Walk

Cliff Walk