Why is Newport in the Fall amazing?

The Best Time To Visit Newport, Rhode Island Is The Fall

Julie Tremaine Contributor Travel

Newport, Rhode Island has long been a summer playground of the rich and famous, from way back when “rich and famous” meant New York’s high society, and not celebrities snapping up waterfront homes, like Jay Leno recently did. But here’s a controversial opinion: summer isn't the best time to be in Newport. The crowds, and the city’s increasing popularity, make the season a challenge. On peak weekends, Newport's population goes from its normal 27,000 residents to upwards of 100,000. This is why any local will tell you that the fall - specifically from mid-September to mid-October - is actually the best time of year in Newport. Here’s how to spend a perfectly New England weekend off-season in The City By The Sea.

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Jen Gill
Newport Gulls Base

The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Gulls Baseball Club is a member of both the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the NECBL's Southern Division. Since 2001, the Gulls have played at Cardines Field.

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Jen GillCardines Field