We had not visited Newport, Rhode Island in over 30 years. We decided to take the Crystal excursion to The Breakers, the famous Vanderbilt mansion, and then a drive around the other mansions and coast.
The Breakers was fabulous. Spacious bright rooms and incredible furniture. The grounds are exquisite, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We walked to the Touro Synagogue, which is the oldest in the United States, the building dating back to the 1750s. The congregation was founded in the late 1600s! We had a fascinating tour of the synagogue, and enjoyed listening its the history and the story of its founders.