Take a few days to explore Newport, Rhode Island, one of America’s favorite summertime destinations. Offering a unique mix of sumptuous mansions overlooking the Atlantic, colonial streets and historic buildings, as well as one of the country’s most active harbors, there is so much to see. You’ll also have the amazing experience of sailing in one of the America’s Cup yachts!
The only resort-style hotel in the area, Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa features everything you need for a Rhode Island retreat. You are welcome to take a shuttle ride to and from Bowen’s Wharf in Downtown Newport, or if you prefer to walk, the hotel is just a 15-minute stroll away from the cobblestone streets, bustling harbor, unique shopping, art galleries, and waterfront dining throughout the city. While wandering the sights, don’t miss the famous mansions and museums for which Newport is known. If you’re visiting in the summer, there are countless festivals and events to choose from as well, including the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams.
The America’s Cup is not only the oldest trophy sport, but and has a rich heritage that dates back to 1851 and is considered as yacht racing’s Holy Grail. Known originally as the HundredGuineas Cup, the first vessel to win the race was called the “America”, and the name stuck! Every few years the world’s top sailors, yacht designers and sponsors come together to showcase their savvy skills and advanced sailing technology. You’ll have the amazing opportunity to have some hands on experience aboard one of the esteemed yachts as you take your two-hour cruise on an actual former America’s Cup yacht. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour, it’s the real deal, and on this interactive sailing adventure you’ll get the ultimate racing experience!