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Rosecliff

For whatever reason, all of my Rhode Island travel posts have been about the Newport mansions. There are other fun things to do in Rhode Island, I promise! But the mansions are really incredible, and there certainly is a reason I keep visiting them whenever I’m in the state.

A few weekends ago our friends Liam and Yibei hosted us at their Rhode Island beach house. The first day we had perfect beach weather, but the second day was all rain, making it a great time to visit a Newport mansion that I hadn’t been to before: Rosecliff.

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff was built by silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, and modeled after Grand Trianon at Versailles (no wonder we liked it!). And the home truly is spectacular, especially the ballroom, which is the largest private ballroom in Newport.

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Look familiar? The Great GatsbyTrue LiesAmistad, and 27 Dresses were all filmed at Rosecliff!

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After touring the downstairs…

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

…we headed upstairs to the temporary design exhibit. We blended right in!

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Afterwards, despite the rain, we wandered out into Rosecliff’s beautiful garden.

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And then I did something I’d never done before at the Newport mansions! We headed towards the sea and began the Cliff Walk.

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Cliff Walk is a trail bordering the ocean that takes you behind all of the mansions. It offers the best of everything: gorgeous views of the water and gorgeous views of the homes. And even in the rain it was still a lot of fun!

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

This cottage should look familiar!

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Rosecliff - Newport Mansions - Rhode Island travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I’m so glad Liam took us on the Cliff Walk! Now I want to do the walk every time I visit the Newport Mansions!

You can find out more information on visiting Rosecliff here.

And Christmas is coming up! Here’s why it’s the perfect time to visit the Newport mansions.

~A

P.S. My dress is by Amanda Uprichard and you can find it here.

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