Resist the urge to book one of Newport’s overpriced Champagne cruises. Instead, watch the sunset from the open-air roof deck of the Vanderbilt hotel, which serves cocktails to the public despite the widespread perception that it’s a private club. Sip your drink while spying nearby widows’ walks, and watch sailboats skim under the 400-foot-high Newport Bridge.
4. Insider's Tip
Published on Oct 10, 2007 as a web exclusive.