In a popular northeast vacation spot like Newport, you might be looking for something to do that’s a little more off the beaten path. And in this case, we’d recommend … well, a walking path—the 3-mile Newport Cliff Walk, to be precise.
This cliffside route takes visitors down the coast past almost all of Newport’s famed mansions including the Breakers. So that means you can avoid the shuffling tour groups and admission fees that come with the mansion tours, while still enjoying that renowned architecture.
So if you’re staying at a hotel like Mill Street Inn, take an afternoon to make your way along cliff-hugging stone paths peering out at breathtaking Atlantic views. Think: ocean breezes, fresh-air exercise and superb photo opps, all for free. Can you really go wrong?