Photo: The Preservation Society of Newport County

Travel + Leisure readers agree, Newport is among America’s Best Towns For The Holidays.

In a story published on November 2nd, the list consisted of 25 towns and cities across the nation with Laguna Beach, California coming in at #25 and Aspen, Colorado taking the top spot.

Where did Newport land on this prestigious list? The City By The Sea finds itself at #14 on the list, here’s what Travel + Leisure had to say…

“If a flashing-neon-colored holiday makes you cringe, head to this tony town in Rhode Island, where only white lights are encouraged on homes and restaurants, to conjure an old-fashioned candlelit vibe. Touching on its upper-crust history, the Mansions of Newport Tour takes you on a stroll through Gilded Age icons like The Breakers, the Elms, and the Marbles, all decked out in sumptuous trees, fine china, and decorations. Since crowds are lighter, it’s a good time to try Newport’s high-ranking restaurants like the locally sourced Tallulah on Thames; every Sunday during winter it offers a three-course, prix fixe Family Dinner Night. “

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