The Glam Guide to Visiting Rhode Island

Whether you love history, seaside picnics or an endless buffet of lobster, Rhode Island is an incredible spot to visit — and stay for a long weekend!


Vanderbilt Grace, a quintessential Newport mansion turned luxe boutique hotel, has 33 rooms and suites, an awesome spa and fitness center with outdoor and indoor pools and two restaurants. While there, check out Muse, the fine dining restaurant by renowned New England chef Jonathan Cartwright with signature menu items such as poached lobster with garbanzo bean cassoulet, lobster sausage and cognac coral butter sauce; seared day boat scallops with pea veloute, pickled scallions, asparagus and crisp prosciutto; and apricot clafoutis with honey chrysanthemum sauce, amoretti crisp, black currant and macerated grapes. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail on the Vanderbilt Grace rooftop, with an undisturbed view of Newport.

Vanderbilt Grace offers a touch of old-time elegance.

Vanderbilt Grace offers a touch of old-time elegance.

A historic hotel at the start of Newport's famous Cliff Walk, The Chanler, boasts twenty uniquely and exquisitely designed rooms to reflect a different historical period or theme. This luxurious hotel features a fine dining restaurant serving local American cuisine by Rhode Island native and Executive Chef Thomas Duffy from an incredible open air kitchen. The intimate dining room boasts breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the cuisine is irresistible. The upscale restaurant offers both an a la carte and tasting menu with items such as free range duck breast, homemade pastas and grass fed filet mignon. In the warmer months, guests and Newport visitors can enjoy lunch on the al fresco Cliff Walk Terrace.