3 Days in Newport, RI

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Dubbed one of America's prettiest towns by Forbes, this quaint seaside hamlet boasts lots to see and do for groups.

DAY 1 : On the Sea

11:00 AM
Get into the coastal New England spirit with a harbor tour on the schooner Aurora. The historic boat can host up to 68 passengers and can provide hors d'oeuvres, seafood platters, boxed lunches, or an authentic New England clam boil on Narragansett Bay.

6:00 PM
After an afternoon at sea, head over to The Regatta Place for a traditional lobster-bake dinner. The Regatta Place can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers stunning water views from every angle. bit.ly/smRegatta

DAY 2: The Finer Things
9:00 AM
Newport is famous for its mansions - 11 historic, sprawling "summer cottages" built by the likes of the Vanderbilts and the Berwinds. Pick a couple (The Breakers is perhaps the most well known) and take guided walking tours to learn more about them and relish in their splendor.

3:00 PM
Be sure to take a stroll along the breathtaking Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile winding path along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

8:00 PM
Get gussied up and enjoy a signature cocktail (Grey Goose Le Poire vodka, pear purée, apple juice, Monin honey syrup, and lemongrass) before a meal at the award-winning The Muse by Jonathan Cartwright restaurant within the historic, boutique Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. bit.ly/smGraceHotel

DAY 3: Wine and Dine

10:00 AM
Try your hand at the ancient art of glassblowing at Thames Glass. Make your very own ornament, paperweight, or vase with the help of a skilled glassblower - and keep your creation. www.thamesglass.com

1:00 PM
Knock back some oysters and more fresh seafood at Newport's new Midtown Oyster Bar, located in the historic downtown neighborhood. http://midtownoyster.com

4:00 PM
Sample the region's premium grapes with private wine tastings at Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, and Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards. www.coastalwinetrail.com

7:00 PM
Say farewell with a meal at Newport's legendary waterfront restaurant, Clarke Cooke House. Afterwards, shake your tailfeathers to the beats in the adjoining Boom Boom Room. www.clarkecooke.com