Middle-class families enjoyed sightseeing, sunbathing,
and emulating the upper class.
Working-class families preferred commercial amusements,
such as vaudeville shows and amusement rides.
Guidebooks, travel guides, newspapers, and magazines
introduced Newport to people of all classes.
River Line and Other Steamers
Steamship lines opened Newport to vacationers
throughout the Northeast.
Inexpensive fares made day trips a possibility
for people of all classes.