Enjoy a luxurious Newport getaway including a visit to The Breakers, a vineyard tour and tasting, and more!
Day 1 - Newport, RI
Our first stop of the day is to the Newport Mansions. Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers with newly imagined holiday décor. Dozens of volunteers will spend a month working on the decorations, putting up trees, hanging ornaments, garlands and wreaths, and decorating fireplace mantels, among other activities. The decorations in each house, and in individual rooms, are tailored to match the historic decor. Many new trees and ornaments have been added for this year, and decorating schemes have been re-imagined and include new tour routes through some of the rooms and additional museum interpretations of the historic collections. Here you will have a self guided tour.
Lunch today will be served at Johnny’s at the Atlantic Resort. Located on the historic grounds once owned by John Clarke, the founder of Newport, Johnny’s at The Atlantic Resort offers an eclectic menu featuring fresh seafood and local fare. Today’s menu choices are: Sautéed Chicken Breast with a Tarragon Mustard Cream Sauce, Baked Stuffed Scrod, or a Vegetarian Option. All meals include Soup, Chef’s Choice of Potato, Vegetables, Dessert, Coffee, and Tea.
Once lunch is over, cozy up with some of Newport’s own wine at the Newport Vineyards and Winery. Originally planted in 1977 in hopes of making fine wine and preserving agricultural land, the winery opened its doors to the public in 1995. Enjoy a tour and tasting, and leave with a souvenir glass.