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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. 

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Ocean Drive 2020

Guide to Parking

Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. Here's everything you need to know.

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Wineries & Breweries

Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.

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Kid Friendly Activities

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.

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Insider's Guide to Newport's Best Beaches

More than 400 miles of coastline affords beautiful beaches and sprawling sandy seasides in and around Newport. Whether you're looking to bask in the water or sink into a beach chair with your toes in…

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Guide to Biking in Newport

Whether you're looking for a light and leisurely ride or something a bit more challenging, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Cover more ground and avoid parking…

upcoming events

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Aug 1-Oct 3

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Green Animals Topiary Garden will be buzzing this summer when David Rogers’ Big Bugs arrives. Even…

Aug 1

Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival is currently scheduled for July 30th - August 1st, pending state and local…

Aug 2-Sep 30

Summer Yurts at The Chanler

The Chanler Summer Yurts: A New England Evening Under the Stars There is nothing quite like summer…

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Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown RI

Castle Hill Inn, Newport RI

Little Compton Beaches, RI

Ocean Drive, Newport RI

Sailing in Newport, RI

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The Most Beautiful Towns in America.

Conde Nast Traveler, 2018
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our coastal community

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.

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newport

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.

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jamestown

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.

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Bristol Aerial 2019

bristol

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.

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middletown

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.

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Escobar's Corn Maze, Portsmouth

portsmouth

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.

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Tiverton Harbor Fall

tiverton

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.

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little compton

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.

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Square Peg Restaurant in Warren

warren

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.

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Barrington

barrington

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.

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summer must-do's

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Farmers Market Finds

As the farmers market scene continues to grow, you can find vibrant, locally grown fruits, veggies and handcrafted baked goods in some of the state's most pristine parks, fields and gathering areas…

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Rooftop Bars for Endless Summer

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.

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