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.
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We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. While a lot has changed, one thing will always remain the same here: We’re doing everything we can to make your visit a safe, healthy and serene one. Our destination was built on compassion, and when you cross the bridge and land on these salty shores we hope you hold that foundation close. Be mindful of others, adhere to local guidelines and policies, and maintain social distancing.
When you’re ready, The Classic Coast is waiting for you.
Growers will be shucking alongside a select group of local restaurants and live music under festival tents all weekend long.
Sunday funday (and Saturday, too) starts right here.
The perfect-for-you journey awaits just over the bridge.
From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to scavenger hunt bingo and chances to try sailing, welcome to the time of their lives.
From harbor cruises and wine tastings to special events and the perfect places to soak up the sun, MDW is on. Are you in?
The Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival is currently scheduled for May 21st & 22nd, 2022…
The Spring Rogue Island Comedy Festival features thirteen stand-up comedy shows over five nights…
Watch the home team, USA/Newport, take on challengers from around the world and major U.S. cities in…
Come on down to the historic Cardines Field for a Newport Gulls home game, voted Newport's best…
Join the Japan America Society of Rhode Island for the 38th Annual Black Ships Festival. A…
The Newport Flower Show is currently scheduled for June 17th - 19th, 2022, pending state and local…
LGBTQ+ Pride is happening in Newport, RI in June 2022! We're creating events and experiences to…
Save the dates! July 1st - 17th, 2022. Learn more about special benefits including program previews…
The Bristol Fourth of July Parade is currently scheduled for July 4. Pending state and local health…
Exciting professional men's tennis returns to the International Tennis Hall of Fame! Our…
The season of awakening brings a host of experiences to the events calendar in and around Newport.
Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.
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.
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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
Whether you're looking to bask in the water or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, these beaches have just what you need: sand, sun and the perfect amount of sea breeze.
From al fresco patios to seaside bars and even some sidewalks turned dreamy outdoor sanctuaries, these spots have just what you need to relax and indulge.
All you have to do is take your pick.
Whether you're looking for an elevated experience with chic ambiance and a killer view, or you're hoping to kick it back with some oysters and a cocktail, these rooftop bars have you covered.