Summer’s not quite arrived by May—but the summer travel spirit is high. It’s almost halfway through the year and everybody seems ready for a break. The city of Newport gets back outside in May. Sailors get their boats back in the water; restaurants re-open their al fresco patios, and musicians begin adding their tunes to the atmosphere. May is a particularly tasty time to visit as the city hosts its annual oyster festival on Bowen’s Wharf in the middle of the month.

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