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Moon Spotlight Newport

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Moon Spotlight Newport is a 65-page compact guide covering the best of this lovely seaside city. New England natives Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating ...
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Overview


Moon Spotlight Newport is a 65-page compact guide covering the best of this lovely seaside city. New England natives Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating Newport uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Rhode Island.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598807622
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/23/2012
  • Series: Moon Spotlight Travel Series
  • Pages: 65
  • Sales rank: 624,724
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall met working five feet from each other as editors at Boston Magazine, where Alex covered food and fashion and Michael wrote about politics and crime. Since then, they’ve traveled the world together, dodging bicycles on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, breaking an axle on a safari in South Africa, and closing out nightclubs in Reykjavik, Paris, and Buenos Aires (not an easy feat!). But wherever their travels have taken them, they’ve always loved returning to New England for its mix of natural beauty and enlightened culture. Michael and Alex pride themselves on having driven, hiked, canoed, or sailed every corner of the six-state region, ferreting out under-rated restaurants, backwoods museums, and hidden villages along the way.

Alex grew up on Boston’s South Shore and studied at Wheaton College and Le Cordon Bleu Institute in Paris. After years as a senior editor for DailyCandy and editor for Fashion Boston, she is now back at Boston Magazine as executive editor for lifestyle. Michael grew up west of Boston, attended Williams College, and was a staff writer and editor at Boston Magazine for five years. Now a freelance magazine writer, he has also taught journalism at Emerson College, Northeastern University, and Tufts University. His first book of investigative journalism, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink, was recently published.

Together, Alex and Michael have written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Town & Country Travel, New England Travel, Yankee, Boston Magazine, Elle Decor, Continental, Business Traveler, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and AlterNet. They were married on the rustic shores of Maine's Moosehead Lake, where Michael wore a kilt and Alex donned red heels and white feathers. They now live in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood with their cat, Catsby, and their son Zachary and daughter Cleo, who have fast become two of the best-traveled kids in the world.

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Table of Contents

Newport 4

History 5

Planning Your Time 10

Sights 10

Downtown and the Harbor 10

The Point District 16

Broadway 17

Ocean Drive 17

Rough Point 18

Bellevue Avenue 19

Newport's Mansions 23

Cliff Walk 29

Middletown 31

Portsmouth 34

Jamestown 35

Entertainment and Events 35

Arts and Culture 35

Nightlife 35

Festivals and Events 36

Shopping 39

Shopping Districts 39

Arts and Crafts 40

Antiques, Gifts, and Home Furnishings 41

Pick-Your-Own Farms 41

Sports and Recreation 41

First, Second, and Third Beaches 41

Other Beaches 43

Bicycling 43

Boating 43

Fishing 44

Gaming 44

Golf 44

Ice-Skating 44

Polo 45

Scuba Diving 45

Tennis 45

Accommodations 45

Food 54

Information and Services 63

Visitor Information 63

Media 63

Getting There and Around 64

Buses 64

Driving and Parking 64

Taxis 64

Ferry Service 65

Tours 65

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