Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Celebrated Cuisine In The City By The Sea

Newport, Rode Island is rich in history, architecture and social lore. Its Gilded Age mansions and maritime tradition, anchored by the America's Cup, is legendary. Now add to that the annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival — featuring Food Network stars and local chefs — and you have an unbeatable recipe for a culinary destination.

Let's face it, a town that attracts the richest people in the world provides reason enough for a visit. In fact, this historic state, first founded in 1636, was built on religious tolerance and became the summer Mecca for the rich of the Gilded Age and their famous friends.