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Newport RI

Hi,

We will be in Newport RI for one night getting in late the 19th and leaving around noon on the 20th for Cape Cod. I wanted to see some of the cliffs, etc. and a few mansions. If we get up early, can someone tell me the "drive" to take or what I can see in a few hours? Also, since we are getting in late and up early, we just need basic sleeping and shower. Can anyone tell me about the Pineapple Inn? Is it horrible or is it OK?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Newport RI

I'd pass on the Pineapple Inn....it's a Motel style place with doors that open to the parking lot, not great area (not crime wise...just deserted and near a construction plant)

There is a Motel 6 right down the street next to the Walmart, or the Best Western Mainstay across from Newport Grand, that would be a better option, and usually has cheap rates mid-week after labor day.

You might get lucky and find something in town that's not too pricey as well....

For the drive:

http://www.oceandrivenewport.com/

For the Cliff Walk:

http://www.cliffwalk.com/

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2. Re: Newport RI

Thanks so much....I will check out the sites and the motels you mention.

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I agree, Best Western Mainstay or Motel 6 will be perfect for you. Only a mile from downtown, but not really walkable because of the location. check out these places in town for rates because you never know.

http://www.innsofnewport.com/

http://www.admiralfitzroy.com/

Must-Do's for a short stay (and you will be very upset with yourself for not planning more time in Newport)

- 10 Mile Ocean Drive and stop at Castle Hill for the view. There is also a light house you can walk to at Castle Hill.

- Breakers mansion. after the tour walk down the side street to the Cliff Walk. Take a right onto the Walk and go at least as far as the Chinese Tea House.

Go downtown and have some New England Clam Chowder at the Black Pearl. Sit on the outdoor patio for some great people watching. This place is an institution and a Must-Do for anyone visiting Newport.

Then hit the road for the Cape and discuss how you wish you had more time to spend in Newport. Ha-ha!

www.GoNewport.com for all things Newport

www.TableHound.com for restaurants

My favorite Cape location is Chatham if you are going near or by there.

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4. Re: Newport RI

Since you'll be here after Labor Day only some of the mansions will be open. The Breakers (on the Cliff walk) may be one to see. It is the largest mansion and it opens at 9AM. The other ones open at 10AM. So depending on when you'll be up and about this one you can see the cliff walk and a mansion before you leave at noon. Most of the mansions take 1 hr at a minimum so seeing one mansion may be all that is possible in the time you have that morning. See the Newport Mansions web site for hours:

http://www.newportmansions.org/page3555.cfm

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5. Re: Newport RI

Thank you! I know I am going to kick myself for not staying longer. This is our first trip to New England and we only have 6 days. We are staying 3 in Cape Cod and going to Nantucket one day....then on up to Boston for 2 days. I couldn't fit it all in! I know I will want to go back to Newport for a separate vacation next year. We felt if we did a "whirlwind" tour of these places we could settle on one of them for the next time. Your recommendations will help greatly as now I know exactly what I can do in the time I have there. I plan to fit in as much as possible.

I did check out the Motel 6 and will probably stay there as it is so reasonably priced and the reviews are OK.

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6. Re: Newport RI

We stayed at the Motel 6 for one night and it was OK . Clean and no problems .

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7. Re: Newport RI

Ok, great! Thanks for the confirmation.

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