For a total contrast to the city, you’ll go where 19th
century tycoons once “summered,” and retreat to Newport, Rhode Island, for understated luxury, and a relaxed yachty scene. With splendid views right over the harbour, your home for two nights is the elegant The Vanderbilt
, which was built by the 19th
century industrialist family, the Vanderbilts, and still retains a charming grandeur from the Gilded Age. Staying here, you’ll be walking distance to the harbour and bustling Thames Street where you’ll find fantastic seafood restaurants, and historic New England-style mansions. One of the best ways to see it all is by taking a breezy coastal walk up in the cliffs, and after this you can enjoy golf, tennis, and sailing, before traditional afternoon tea on the hotel's harbour-facing roof-terrace.