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Newport, Rhode Island: America’s First Resort

by Jan Schroder
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The road less traveled will not lead to Newport. The opposite is true. For more than 375 years, Newport, Rhode Island, has welcomed tourists from near and far, thus earning it the moniker of “America’s First Resort.”

Newport has a longstanding sailing history that is evident everywhere from the many Colonial sea captains’ homes that line the streets to the busy harbor that is a home port to some of the most renowned sailing yachts in the world. There is even a busy street downtown called America’s Cup Avenue, dedicated to this most famous sailing race.

If you go: Newport Tourism

– Barbara Barton Sloane is a New York-based travel writer/editor/columnist who writes for a number of both national and international publications.

 

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