Your first stop will be the surprisingly modern Mill Street Inn
in Newport, R.I. A former 19th-century sawmill, the inn is walking distance to several shops and restaurants as well as Newport Harbor. On warm mornings breakfast is served on a rooftop patio (top right) overlooking the water. Rates: $275 to $545, includes breakfast, Internet access, and on-site parking.
: The spiffy rain shower head.
75 Mill St., Newport, R.I.
Christine Makris/Boston.com Staff