Since Andrew and I just have one weekend day together—Saturday—it can be extra tricky to plan weekend trips. We had been trying to take a trip to Newport for almost a month, but every Saturday was rainy! At last we got a day of perfect weather and made the trip, and it was just as beautiful as I remembered it being on our last visit there more than five years ago. We arrived and went straight to the beach, where we split a lobster roll and fried clam bellies at Easton’s Beach Snack Bar.
I love a good lobster roll with mayonnaise, but I think they are even better with drawn butter. This one included an entire lobster and was one of the best I’ve had. The clam bellies were great too, and our bellies were extra round after eating a few too many of them!
After lunch, we hiked along the beautiful Cliff Walk, with sea views on one side and mansion views on the other. We didn’t have time this trip to take any mansion tours, but on our last trip we toured Rough Point, Doris Duke’s Newport home, and I’d highly recommend it.
Here we are on the Cliff Walk:
And here are two photos from our first visit five years ago!
In the evening, we headed to the attic bar at Fluke Newport, where we tried an IPA from Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and admired the gorgeous view. We had planned on also visiting The Mooring for their incredible (savory) shrimp and lobster donuts, but sadly, we were still full from lunch. We opted for a stroll by the harbor instead, and after admiring the yachts and the sunset, it was soon time to head back to NYC. We vowed to stay for longer next time, but even half a day was enough to launch me into my work week feeling relaxed and nautical. Wishing everyone else a relaxed and nautical week too!