BY CAILIN BURKE
During our last day, we wanted to finish up all of the things we didn’t have time to do the previous few days. We weren’t able to complete all of Cliff Walk the first day so we went back the next morning! I really wanted to see the 40 Steps which is just 40 steps that go down towards the ocean (yup, we counted) and this area had the most epic view of the ocean. From here it looks like the water never ends! We were also lucky that no one else was there at the time so we had a mini photo shoot and just stared out for awhile before heading to our next destination… Ocean Avenue!
I had read that just simply driving down Ocean Ave. was something you had to do while in Newport since you basically are driving around the whole edge of the island. We made a few stops along the way, once to climb on a bunch of rocks that go out into the ocean (typical…) and then to see Castle Hill Inn.
I definitely want to stop back there over the summer to sit on their lawn and get brunch overlooking the ocean, so that is at the top of our list for the next Newport trip. After that we went shopping at Brick Marketplace which is a part of the well-known Thames Street, where we saw some cute shops and plenty of tourist shops as well.
We can’t imagine how busy this area must be during the peak summer months! We ended the day just walking around the town and seeing some of the cute architecture and then grabbing lunch before heading back to New York. It was such a great getaway from the city, a quick drive, and the cutest city, so we will be back for sure sometime this summer!