Nothing epitomizes blue-blooded New England aristocracy like Newport. The famous resort town has been the summer home of the nation's elite, from business magnates to Commander-in-Chiefs: Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy both had "Summer White Houses" here. Read more
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Summer is when Newport truly comes alive. It is host to the Newport Jazz Festival and Folk Festival, and as the "yachting capital of the world," is the site of regattas and a vibrant yachting and sailing community. (Newport's nautical obsessions may have something to do with its significant role in the creation of the US Navy).