The Writer's Road Trip Series is brought to you by the Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge. This month I'm blogging daily about ideal places for an afternoon, weekend or longer stay to focus on your writing. Need a retreat to finish that manuscript? Or maybe a virtual trip to inspire a scene? Take a minute, read, imagine. And thanks for stopping by!
mansions, like the Vanderbilts' The Breakers and Marble House, host tours. Author Edith Wharton's novel, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, described the social scene of Newport. The town was also known for its 'summer White Houses', since presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy kept homes there. The town sits along Narrangansett Bay, a popular beach and marina destination.
We visited Newport ten years ago when the kids were small. It was a foggy afternoon; the thick fog are just rolled in from the bay, and the mansions were completely shrouded. Only when we drove around the bend near The Breakers did it come into full view. And what a view; the scale of that house was enormous, even with the limited visibility!
While you're visiting Newport, stop in at the Spring Street Bookstore for a good beach read.