Whether you prefer to toast to the season indoors, or get outside to feel the Autumn-infused ocean breeze, The Coast has just the thing.
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A visit to The Classic Coast—nine vibrant and historic towns all sharing some seriously prime New England coastline—is both everything you expect and enjoyably unpredictable. This is a place and a people made of surf and soul; raised by the ocean and built by eccentric and outspoken rebels some 300-plus years ago. If you're looking for classic Colonial architecture and breathtaking New England landscapes, we've got 'em. Trust us. But it's a feeling you get here of being switched off yet inspired; engaged yet refreshed. There's no word for it, but it happens everyday on The Classic Coast.
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From light and leisurely scenic walks along the coastline to moderately intense trails in picturesque New England forests, here are our favorite spots to get outdoors.
Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.
The perfect-for-you journey awaits just over the bridge.
Crisp, cozy nights and cool amber days filled with festive happenings here on The Classic Coast.
Park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view.
Newport’s extensive automotive history dates back as early as the Gilded Age. The first American car…
We look forward to seeing you for the traditional Harvest Fair October 1st & 2nd, 2022!
The Ocean State’s only comedy festival returns this Oct 6-9 for a full island takeover with nine…
The Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival is currently scheduled for October 15th & 16th, pending state…
Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Newport for a ONE day Newport Food Truck & Craft…
Join us for another season of Newport Restaurant Week where area restaurants will offer an…
Cozy up this Winter and enjoy a three course meal accompanied by selected wine pairings at three of…
The Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade is currently scheduled for March 11th, 2023, pending state…
Mark your 2023 calendars! We'll see you back at Fort Adams next summer July 28 - July 30, 2023. The…
Mark your 2023 calendars! We'll see you back at Fort Adams next summer August 4 - August 6, 2023…
From fresh pressed apple cider to house made pumpkin spice syrup perfect for your morning brew, check out these fall-flavored treats that just might have you happy Summer's over.
From apple picking and interactive museums to plenty of pumpkin patches, hayrides and a corn maze they'll love wandering through, here are our favorite family-approved picks.
Crisp air and the sense of renewal; the cozy feeling you get as soft light wanes over annual harvest fairs on historic wharves—truthfully, you’ll just have to come see for yourself.
Fall months harvest the perfect opportunity for pick-your-own experiences at local farms and orchards.
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The Classic Coast is made up of nine connected coastal towns. They all share a rich and well-preserved New England history along with an indelible spirit of artistry, hard work, and ambition that's simply, classic.
Founded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is considered to be the shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. A haven for religious dissenters, a critical Colonial Era port city, a thriving artists’ colony, a summer playground for America’s barons of industry during the Gilded Age, home to the U.S. Naval War College and known as America’s First Resort, Newport is a destination like none other.Discover More
Jamestown was incorporated in 1678 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746. Today, Jamestown is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries offering a serene atmosphere.Discover More
Created in 1685, Bristol embraces its three centuries of rich history which includes being the site of a landmark battle, as a sailing and shipbuilding hub, a critical Colonial Era port and all the while continuing to have the distinction of hosting the oldest, continuous Fourth of July Celebration in America.Discover More
By our destination’s standards, Middletown was a late bloomer, incorporated in 1743. Just as its name suggests, Middletown is in the “middle” of Aquidneck Island in Newport County, bookended by Portsmouth to the north and Newport to the south.Discover More
Founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and two other dissenters of the original Boston Colony, Portsmouth is home to many historic sites, public golf courses, marinas, antique shops and more. Portsmouth also encompasses four islands: Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.Discover More
Tiverton was incorporated in 1694 and today, this coastal community seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures. The town is home to one-of-a-kind quaint locally owned boutiques and eateries, many nestled in historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint New England village of 18th century buildings.Discover More
In 1682, the town of Little Compton was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony, which was the first permanent European settlement in New England founded by English Pilgrims. It became part of Rhode Island in 1747 and today is home to the Ocean State’s only official “town common,” listed in the National Register of Historic Places.Discover More
Settled in 1653 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Warren's working waterfront is one of the oldest in New England with more than 16 miles of shoreline, multiple marine-based industries, and a thriving downtown offering a host of local art and antique shops, waterfront restaurants and more.Discover More
Barrington boasts a long, rich history as members of the Mayflower party once called the coastal town home. More than half of the town’s square miles is water, so picturesque waterfront vistas are plenty.Discover More
Come, we fly—take a look at the official teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes look at the Newport filming locations.
Don't worry, we'll leave the light on.
Based in Portsmouth, Rail Explorers offers you the chance to ride tandem or quad, custom-built, pedal-powered rail bikes along railroad tracks journeying alongside Narragansett Bay.
Hand-roasted beans. Artisanal aroma. Aesthetic atmosphere. When it comes to coffee shops, no matter your cup of joe, Newport and its surrounding areas have it brewing for you.