Welcome back to hotel cocktails – Newport edition (the first and most certainly not the last – as this is one of our favorite places to be and it’s an easy drive, especially on a bright sunny spring day).
(he’s the most fun and basically the best)
Historic and storied Newport is home to the Newport Wine Festival – of course – which we attended and I wrote about here – but there’s really no bad time to visit. A day in April is especially fine, as it wasn’t nearly as crowded as it would be in the height of season. We began with rose at the Castle Hill Inn.
and watched the sunset, and culminated the evening with another seafront location – The Chanler
Billecart-Salmon – creamy, dry, and almost more of a champagne than a rose. We drank it outside by a fire pit overlooking the beginning of the Newport Cliff Walk, with the surf crashing below. Absolute perfection.
Also, quality bathroom for a quality instagram story is always a huge plus.
Although we hotel hopped along the sea, we stayed at our usual spot: the Hotel Viking. It’s historic
and centrally located: gets top marks for hospitality and service. I took advantage of Scott’s obsession with all things auto related, and off he went to peruse the Audrain Automobile Museum while I and enjoyed a cocktail on the patio:
Newport Lemonade | Thomas Tew Rum | House Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup | Dell’s