The preppy seaside haunt that is Newport is full of food, shopping and family-friendly fun. We asked Billy Decaneo and Andrea Wood — the GMs for Lark Hotels’ fashionably quirky property, The Attwater — to give us a quick tour suitable for sea dogs of all ages.
How to get there
You can always drive to Newport — it’s about two hours by car — but it's also a town that’s accessible by foot or pedicab once you get there, so hopping the first bus out of town is another ideal option. “The easiest and best alternative to driving is the Peter Pan bus,” says Wood. “It’s about $31 and you may just make friends on the way!”
Where to stay
“We’re a little biased,” admits Wood. While they welcome guests to the comforts of the plush 17-room Attwater, they’re also quick to shout out their opulently decorated, Instagram-perfect sister property, Gilded on Brinley Street, and the Mill Street Inn, their neighbors just down the road. “[Gilded] transports guests back Newport’s golden age with bright colors, gold details and a billiards room.”