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Holidays on the coast

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holidays on the coast

Nearly 400 years of historic charm breeds the coziest of holiday seasons on The Classic Coast. Think cobblestone streets lined with the glow of white lights, the glitter and gold of Gilded Age mansions bedecked with dozens of Christmas trees and thousands of poinsettias, and warm, quaint shops with candlelit windows. Truth be told, enchanting doesn't quite begin to explain it.

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Illuminated Boat Parade

Free Event: Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

Conjure the spirit of the holidays at the annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade with live music and boats decorated in their yuletide's finest dotting the harbor on Friday, November 25.

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Holidays at the Newport Mansions

The opulence of Newport's Gilded Age mansions meets the sparkle and magic of Christmas during the return of Holidays at the Newport Mansions on Saturday, November 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023.

Blithewold at Christmas

Christmas at Blithewold

Each year, the historic estate transforms into a sparkling display of Christmas magic to celebrate the season.

Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting

52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting

Make your way to Bowen's Wharf for an enchanting evening of caroling, holiday shopping, and family fun on Saturday, December 3 for the 52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting.

At the Gilded Age’s favorite summer resort, they do the holidays to the nines.

Yankee Magazine, 2019
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Top Surfing Spots

Think: the salt of the sea on your skin after a day chasing the swell. Think: the perfect amount of sunshine and crisp sea breeze. Classic.

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Ice Skating at Newport Harbor Island Resort

As temperatures drop, Newport Harbor Island Resort transforms their North Lawn into a wintry wonderland complete with an ice skating rink as part of the property's Winter Wonderland pop-up.

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Hiking + Walking Trails

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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