We were in Newport for the first weekend of the Newport Winter Festival which included special events and deals. The Old Colony & Newport Railway was running extra train tours throughout the weekend and we thought we'd hop on! We got tickets for the first-class parlor car - sounds fancy, but first class was $13.50!
At least we were kept warm by this little pot-belly stove:
It was a cute little tour, with a neat concept, but we were a bit disappointed by it. There wasn't all that much to see, and the conductor wasn't very captivating to listen to. We disembarked the railroad and it was time to bid adieu to Newport.
|I loved this sign as we exited the train.|
We both realized how incredibly nice and needed this weekend was for us. We didn't do a ton, we had a lot of down-time to watch Downton Abbey and relax, yet we still felt we were able to really get a sense of Newport and what it had to offer. I can only imagine how amazing Newport must be in the summer months, and would love to go back there someday.
Where is your favorite place to go for a nice "get-away weekend"?
Have you ever been to Newport?