There’s a joke among social media users that goes a little something like this: If you didn’t take a photo of your trip and upload it to the internet, did you even go at all?© BARBY BROWN/MIDDLETOWN The sun sets behind the tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry at Bowen's Wharf.
While not everyone is an Instagram junkie with a perfectly curated feed, most people like having a good photo of where they’ve been to show off to friends and family. Luckily, Newport County has several spots that fit into anyone’s social media aesthetic.
We've rounded up five spots that will inspire envy in those who scroll through your feed.
One of the most iconic nautical areas in Newport, Bowen’s Wharf is a great place to find storefronts and scenery that capture Newport’s essence by the New England seaside. If food photography is more your speed, try grabbing a lobster roll from The Lobster Bar or a Del’s Lemonade for extra Rhode Island brownie points.
Castle Hill Lighthouse
If you want the seaside town vibe without the maximalist detail of Bowen’s Wharf, Castle Hill and its lighthouse are great locations for portraits and simple landscape photography. If one lighthouse won’t quite cut it, Newport County is home to seven other historic lighthouses, including Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown and the Newport Harbor Light (although you can’t enter the latter.)© Ian McDermott Castle Hill Lighthouse received a fresh coat of paint this summer, courtesy of the Castle Hill Inn.
Arguably the most famous of Newport's “summer cottages,” The Breakers and its lawn are common Instagram locations for recognizable vacation photos. The elaborate Gilded Age-era interior also lends itself to impressive photo shoots.© Kris Craig/The Providence Journal, file The Breakers has plenty of jaw-dropping photo ops, both inside and out.
Brenton Point Park
A well-known spot for kite flying, this bit of public space on the edge of Ocean Drive is also a great place to catch gorgeous shots of the sunset disappearing behind the waves crashing over rocks below.© Sheri Arbige/Middletown A sunset view from Brenton Point State Park on Ocean Drive.
Maybe it's mansions you want in the background. Or an ocean scene that carries on as far as the eye can see. By getting a little height atop the 40 Steps, you may be able to fit all your friends into the shot, too.© Providence Journal file photo Waves crash on the rocks below Newport's famed Cliff Walk.
Whatever you're looking for, the 3.5-mile trail running from Memorial Boulevard near Easton's Beach to Bailey's Beach offers a variety of options to ensure your feed has the quintessential Newport feel.
This article originally appeared on Newport Daily News: Do it for the 'Gram: 5 Newport spots to get the perfect Instagram photo
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