Accommodations

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newport Middletown, RI
348 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842, USA
401-848-2700

Rooms are blocked here for $360/night with a 2 night minimum under the Cianci/Staszko Wedding Room Block. Use the link above to book. This hotel is less than 4 miles away and about a 10 minute drive to Rosecliff.

Hampton Inn & Suites Newport/Middletown
317 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842, USA

Rooms are blocked here for $350/night with a 2 night minimum under the Cianci/Staszko Wedding Room Block. The hotel is less than 4 miles away and about a 10 minutes drive to Rosecliff.

Courtyard by Marriott Newport Middletown
9 Commerce Dr, Middletown, RI 02842, USA
401-849-8000

Rooms are blocked here at $249/night for a Standard room and $279/night for a room with two Queens with a 2 night minimum. Ask for the Cianci/Staszko Wedding Room Block. The hotel is less than 6 miles away and about a 15 minute drive to Rosecliff.

bedandbreakfast.com

Great website to find bed and breakfasts in Newport

Travel and Transportation

T. F. Green Airport
2000 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, USA

T. F. Green Airport is less than 30 miles from Newport.

Things to Do

Double Mansion Tour
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Newport is known for its scenic stretches of coastal highway and Victorian-style mansions where wealthy socialites have summered over the years. Set off on a relaxing drive along the town's famed 10-Mile Drive and enjoy the chance to step into 2 of the area's most celebrated mansions.

Meet your guide on America's Cup Avenue and settle into a comfortable, climate-controlled bus. Begin your journey by cruising along Bellevue Avenue and marveling at the 17th-century buildings and marvelous mansions on display at every turn. Miles of sparkling Atlantic Ocean greet you during stretches of this scenic route.

Enjoy your choice of entering 2 of 3 spectacular mansions along your trip. Choose from the Italian Renaissance design and 70-room layout of the Breakers; the towering stone columns and Beaux Arts architecture of Marble House; or the French Baroque construction and ornate furnishings of Rosecliff. All 3 of these National Historic Landmarks give a mesmerizing glimpse at what life was like for the upper class during the Gilded Age.

Throughout your journey, hear fascinating stories of the nation's wealthiest families during the late 19th century, gaining insight into the culture of days gone by. Your experience ends with drop-off back at the meeting point.

Cliff Walk
Cliff Walk, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Start at the 40 Steps (Narragansett Avenue) and exit at Ruggles or Marine Avenue. This will allow you to see some beautiful coastal views, along with Ochre Court (part of Salve Regina University) and The Breakers Mansion. Or continue on Ruggles or Marine Avenue and exit at Ledge Road. In this section you'll still see the ocean views, but you'll also see Rosecliff, Beechwood, Marble House, the Chinese Tea House and Rough Point (Doris Duke's home).

Newport, RI Sailing Excursion aboard an America's Cup 12 Meter Racing Yacht
1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

On a 70-foot 12 Meter class, America’s Cup contender, sail off the coast of Newport in waters that host annual regattas, championships, and parades. Relax while your crew shares the history of the area, or actively participate in the sailing.

Contenders for the America’s Cup have been racing across waves around the world since 1851. Board one of these elite sailing vessels for a guided cruise through the waters around Rhode Island. Spend 2 hours gliding across Narragansett Bay and take in historic sites that include Fort Adams and the Newport Bridge as well as lavish waterfront estates and lighthouses.

As you soak up the scenery, learn the history of the America's Cup in Newport. The captain and crew on board welcome the opportunity to show you the ropes and get you involved in the sailing if you’d like, whether you’re a sailing novice or an old pro. Otherwise, just sit back and feel the cool sea breeze on deck before your return to shore.

Thames Street, Newport, RI, United States

Thames Street is the nerve center of Newport's thriving downtown/waterfront area. It is lined on each side with countless bars, restaurants, shops, and historic homes.

Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI, United States

Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!

Ocean Drive Historic District
Newport, RI 02840, USA

The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.

Castle Hill Lighthouse
800-870 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Stunning 1890 lighthouse still in active use located on the Narragansett Bay. After about a 1/2 mile trail walk, you well get to the scenic lighthouse with beautiful views.

Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
401-849-3800

Great place for lunch or Sunday brunch on their terrace overlooking the bay, or to enjoy a drink on the adirondack chairs on the lawn. Beautiful views!