First Timer's Guide To Newport

First Timer's Guide To Newport

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You're in Newport for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Perfect little marine center for the kids. Hands on, and the educators are wonderful. Get a deal on admission if u r a Save the Bay member. -- Stephanie F via Foursquare
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    Free concerts here often. Great place to listen to free music -- Daddy Flo via Foursquare
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    Perfect beach to go with the kids! The ocean is nice and calm and they even have this little pond you can take the kids to see eels! -- Raquel Mountoulias via Foursquare
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    Try to go when they have the free tour - at 11am or 2pm -- Annie Ly via Foursquare
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    Richard Morris Hunt designed Marble House for William K. and Alva Vanderbilt. Tour highlights include the magnificent gothic room, gold ballroom, and Alva's lavender bedroom. -- Cultural Studios via Foursquare
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    Built by the Vanderbilts, this 70-room Victorian mansion is frequently cited as the most magnificent of Newport’s sprawling “summer cottages” and a symbol of Gilded Age excess. (From Aerial America) -- Smithsonian Channel via Foursquare
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    A nice beach. Paid parking, but no one was there to collect--so it was free when I went. -- Hard Rocker via Foursquare
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    Metered street parking if you can find it, cheaper than paying for the lot. Always lovey to walk on this beach. -- Jeiran Hasan via Foursquare
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    Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer designed this house for E. J. Berwind. Its beautiful ballroom held many summer parties. Look for the painting of Newport social butterfly Elizabeth Drexel Lehr. -- Cultural Studios via Foursquare
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    Only the fireplaces and chandeliers are original to the home, but the ballroom and staircase are what makes it worthy to visit. No audio tours, but scheduled guided ones. -- Jeiran Hasan via Foursquare
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