Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Newport. WTR's Newport map shows you the location of the National Museum of American Illustration and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at The Brick Alley Pub and what to order at Los Andes in Providence.
Newport & Providence, Rhode Island
Welge Travel Report Notables for Newport & Providence
Getting around in Newport & Providence
Public transportation in Newport & Providence
WTR's Tony Transit says the best site for public transportation is (discovernewport.org/transportation-information/public-transportation)
People Watching in Newport
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Cliff Walk which combines scenery and PW. Francois says another option is Bowen's Wharf.
Dining in Providence
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dining experience is Persimmon - D: Tu-Sa, 99 Hope St, 401-432-7422
A good starter is their glazed celery root soup with green apples and roasted peanuts. For a fish dish we like the halibut with mushrooms in a red wine sauce. In the meat kingdom a fav is the roasted venison loin with dates and pear. They make their own pasta. Dessert is the Colston-Bessett Stilton. Wine pairings are available but we enjoy the '09 Copain Pinot Noir.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas for Newport
Our Shauna Showtime says for the best nightlife head for Thames St.
Shopping areas in Newport
WTR's Shari Shopper recommends the downtown waterfront shopping district.
Beverages in Newport
Our Winnie Winesnob says Rhode Island has several great wineries (and since the state is small, you're never more than an hour away from any of them).
Business Information for Newport
Here is help in regard to your business in Newport: (newportchamber.com)
Recognition for Newport
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Newport
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: National Museum of American Illustration
Now see The Art of Giving
The gifts on display in this exhibition emphasize the wide range of artworks and artifacts received in recent years. Many of these are works of pulp art, so named for the inexpensive paper on which they were printed. Pulp art was published from the 1890s to the 1950s, overlapping the era of the museum’s main collection, and contains numerous sub-genres. From fashion and pin-up illustrations, to covers for western, sci-fi, detective, romance, and crime novels, the scope of genres collected at the NMAI is ever-increasing, due in large part to the benevolence of these donors.
Ernie's 2nd Lagniappe is for the Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Now to July 8, 2018 see Un/Settled