Newport is a city in the New England state of Rhode Island, set on Aquidneck Island. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual regatta, for many years. Newport is also known for the Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue, some of which are now museums. Perhaps the most famous is The Breakers, an 1895 mansion patterned after a Renaissance palace. A major 18th-century port city, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. Newport was founded in 1639. Newport has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from -5°C to 16°C and is rarely below -11°C or above 19°C. There are a few museums and plenty of historical interest in Newport. Being coastal Newport has beaches with plenty of entertainment.