Samantha Brown: The City By the Sea Scores Episode on “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”

We chat with travel expert and PBS host Samantha Brown to get her thoughts on quahogs, the Gilded Age and more.


Samantha Brown has visited seventy-four countries as a travel expert and host of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” now in its seventh season on PBS. So what made the jet-setting host pick Newport for her latest episode? We sat down with the New Hampshire native to get her thoughts on quahogs, mansions, the Gilded Age and Rhode Island’s complicated Colonial history. 

What made you choose Newport?

We love to do places that are top of peoples’ minds as travel destinations, but go at a different time to do two things: One, to make it more attainable and accessible to all — we went to Newport in April [2023] — and two, to help extend the travel season.


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