Cliff Walk – Newport, RI

Better late than never, I’m recapping the week-long, New England road trip that I took with my mom and brother at the end of July. We wanted something drivable and agreed that New England, while within reach, was an under-explored destination for all of us. Also, since my goal is to see all of the U.S. National Parks in my lifetime, I loved that a New England road trip warranted a visit to beautiful Acadia National Park. It ended up being super relaxing, despite being action-packed, and it went a little something like this:

Philadelphia, PA

5 hour drive

Lunch in Newport, RI

2 hour drive

Cape Cod, MA
Duration: three days, two nights
Shelter: Airbnb

3 hour drive

Portland, ME
Duration: three days, two nights
Shelter: Airbnb

3 hour drive

Bar Harbor, ME
Duration: three days, two nights
Shelter: hotel

10 hour drive

Philadelphia, PA

Cliff Walk – Newport, RI

As you can see, we decided to stop in Newport on the way to Cape Cod. For starters, we wanted to break up the long drive. More importantly, while we initially wanted to spend two nights in Newport, we found the prices of accommodations to be very pricey during peak season. As such, we ultimately got our fix by making it a pitstop on our journey. First, we ate lunch at The Mooring, which has outdoor, waterfront seating and offers fresh, local seafood. It was a great way to kick off our vacation! After lunch, we moseyed over to Bowen’s Wharf to soak in the atmosphere. Finally, we ended our brief visit to Newport by walking along its infamous Cliff Walk. It was nice to stretch our legs while taking in the stunning oceanfront and historic mansions of Newport.

…Next stop, Cape Cod!

Cliff Walk – Newport, RI