One of the best times to visit Newport, Rhode Island, is during weekdays in October. The kids are in school, the weather is still warm and, depending on the fall, the leaves may be starting to turn. Newport is a great New England getaway.
We usually stay on or near Goat Island when we visit Newport. It is in town near shops and restaurants and overlooks Narragansett Bay where ships and boats of all kinds pass by. It is a great place to sit and relax. This particular October evening, the sun was starting to set and we were the only ones around. I really liked the look of the lines of this porch and decided it would look great framing the bay with the Claiborne Pell Bridge in the background.