My husband and I are planning a trip to Newport for our first anniversary (April 29, 2012). We will probably stay a week. I have always wanted to visit, primarily for the historic homes. So, now that I am making the trip, I want it to be as amazing as possible.
Should we rent a car? It sounds like a lot of things are in walking distance of each other, but we do not want to miss out if there are 'must see' things that are not. (Though we do not relish the idea of driving on narrow streets that are unfamiliar to us.)
Should we take a day trip to Boston? I do not want to cram too much into one trip, but it seems a shame to be that close and not go. We definitely do not want to drive in Boston, so what is the best way to travel between there and Newport?
Any other suggestions for making this a wonderful vacation would be very much appreciated. Historic homes/sites, beautiful scenery, good food and wine and an overall charming, elegant and romantic experience are what we are looking for.