Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Team Mexico couldn't have picked a better weekend to land in Newport. The City by the Sea is giving summer a fanfare sendoff complete with everything except a ticker-tape parade. The players have a full itinerary of amusements to enjoy the best of Newport. Follow their adventures on our Facebook page, or better still, make your plans to join the jaunt!
Friday has a packed schedule to sample all the best Newport has to offer. After morning sightseeing, Team Mexico will make its way to Newport Vineyards for an afternoon repast at the 100-acre preserve with a seasonal farm-to-table menu and wine tasting flight. Then, it's on to world-class tennis where New Zealand will face Korea, Rep. for the Davis Cup at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Pre-dinner cocktails will be served at sea, aboard the infamous Rum Runner II for a 5:30 cruise along the Newport coastline. The evening's grand finale will land at the venerable Clarke Cooke House for a waterfront dinner with Teams Mexico and USA with only a hint of counterintelligence to learn about the opposing team's strengths and vulnerabilities.
Mansion tours are on tap for the day. Pre-game leaves plenty of time for the Mexican squad to take flight with Newport Helicopter Tours for a fly-over of the jewels of Newport. From there, it's on the main event, USA vs. Mexico at 4PM in the Newport International Polo Series, presented by Turkish Airlines. After the hard-fought contest, the players will reunite as friends for the Goslings Players Hour to toast with the quintessential Dark 'N Stormy, then the Taco Fiesta Après Polo when Newport's newest mobile gourmet will serve up Mexican specialties in honor of the visiting team. See Events/Tickets above to RSVP.
Last day in Newport will be well spent at the 50th annual Newport International Boat Show, touring over 13 acres of the latest vessels, marine tech, and boating lifestyle products. Newport Jaguar Tours will provide the Mexican's afternoon escort with exclusive access to Newport sights and the comfort of a private chauffeured motor, completing their grand tour through the gilded age masterpiece Newport Mansions.
Special thanks to Vanderbilt International Properties for first-class lodging.
Make your plans to enjoy the same VIP weekend in Newport and maybe even meet up with the team along the way.