How Do Conde Nast Readers Rank Newport, RI?

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Newport is one of America’s best small cities, but how does it compare the the rest of America?

The magazine/website Conde Nast Traveller turned to its readers to determine The 10 Best Small Cities in America. Here’s what writer David Jefferys had to say about our fine city:

Readers’ rating: 76.4

Population: 25,000

Why: The City by the Sea, at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, is bursting with an unparalleled collection of colonial buildings, jaw-dropping Golden Age mansions (“summer cottages” for the Vanderbilts and their ilk), and long beaches. Sunset cruises (May through October) on the 19th century Madeleine schooner are perfect for exploring the lively harbor and possibly spotting classic America’s Cup 12 Meter boats under full sail.

Where to Stay:

Chanler at Cliff Walk (92.9)

Castle Hill Inn & Resort (86.5)

Where did Newport place? #5, ahead of #6 Santa Barbara and just behind #4 Telluride, CO. Santa Fe was #1.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Travel Correspondent.

Tristan’s just this guy, ya know?