Sail, Surf, Drink and Dine in Newport

This is Get Out of Dodge, where we lead you to the best places to Eat, Shop, and Play just outside of, yes, Dodge.

Tired of a sleepy Connecticut beach scene that's crawling with dissatisfied New Yorkers, suburban mothers and their riled-up kids? Take a drive up to Newport this summer and balance your day between scenic sailing trips, surfing, visits to historic churches and mansions, and serious dockside drinking. Newport's been a popular escape for socialites, U.S. Presidents, college kids and their parents since the mid-nineenth century, and for good reason. Here are ten places you don't want to miss.

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