We made one resolution this year and it has absolutely nothing to do with eating less lobster mac & cheese. As the ball dropped commemorating a new year, we vowed to experience as many new things as we can in our destination. We're hoping you'll join us. 


Water Journey at Bodhi Spa

Begin your year with the art of healing. Known as hydrotherapy, the experience through applies water in the form of hot, cold, steam and ice to help stimulate the circulatory system and detoxify the body. This system has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years and can be embraced at Newport's Bodhi Spa. Known as the Water Journey, you'll travel through various pools and saunas for ultimate healing and cleansing. Your journey will include:

  • Epsom Salt Pool – 104 degrees
  • Dead Sea Salt Pool – 98 degrees
  • Cold Plunge Pool – 55 degrees
  • Aromatherapy Steam Room
  • Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
  • Traditional Dry Sauna
  • Relaxation Room

More information.



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Cooking Classes

Sometimes we find ourselves still trying to master the milk to cereal ratio so needless to say you could find us in as many cooking classes this year as we can get our hands on. Luckily for us, the options are endless. 

Newport Cooks Class Schedule

Children's Cooking Classes for 6 - 9 year olds - 4 Class Series on Mondays

Monday January 9, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Does your child enjoy baking and cooking? In these fun weekly hands on classes we cover basic cooking techniques, always encouraging curiosity, experimenting & critical thinking. We taste everything we make and emphasize healthy and whole foods. We teach safe and proper knife skills and prize organization and cleanliness in the kitchen.

Children's Cooking Classes for 10 - 14 year olds - 4 Class Series on Wednesdays

Wednesday January 11, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Does your child enjoy baking and cooking? In these fun weekly hands on classes we cover basic cooking techniques, always encouraging curiosity, experimenting & critical thinking. We taste everything we make and emphasize healthy and whole foods. We teach safe and proper knife skills and prize organization and cleanliness in the kitchen.

Soups On! With Sharyn Singer

Thursday January 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Now is the perfect time of year to renew our acquaintance with these easy to make, comforting and flavor rich one-pot meals! In this hands-on class Chef Sharyn will teach us to make Curried Butternut Squash with various toppings, Wild Mushroom Bisque, Not Just Chicken Soup and Tomato, Bean and Kale Soup. wines to compliment the menu.

Cozy Thai Comfort Foods with Chef Deja Hart

Thursday January 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a hands on cooking class where we'll learn to make Chef Deja Hart's favorite winter warmer Thai dishes. As former Executive Chef at boutique Thai and Indonesian Chakra Restaurant in Manhattan Beach, CA she honed her love of and knowledge of Thai flavors, spices and techniques. We'll taste wine & beer to compliment the menu.


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Simone's Restaurant Class Schedule

From Stock to Soup

January 23, 2017 6:30 PM
Chef Joe makes all of the own stocks at the restaurant and is eager to share his tips and tricks (hint: freeze cleaned lobster bodies!). How to make: Lobster stock and lobster bisque, vegetable stock and vegan passato di verdura // Chicken stock // Simone’s take on chicken soup/stew.


Dinner for Two (Or More!)

February 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Whether you’re cooking for your Valentine or a small crowd, enjoy a fancy and delicious menu for a February evening. How to make: Crackers with grated beets and goat cheese // Crabmeat and avocado salad with horseradish and crème fraîche // Sustainably raised veal stew with hot buttered spaetzle // Baked-to-order chocolate pudding.



March 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Chef Joe Simone built his business on Brunch. Prepare some of his favorites! How to make: Chourico hash // Baked French toast // Mediterranean breakfast with marinated tomatoes and grilled bread // Hollandaise sauce // Dutch Baby with fresh fruit.


Clams and Mussels and Cioppino, Oh My!

March 27, 2017 6:30 PM
How to make: Steamed mussels with shallots and crème fraîche // Grilled clams with dill oreganato // Roasted Cioppino with clams, mussels and scallops // Simone’s take on Linguini alle Vongole.



You'll have a renewed sense of appreciation for glass artwork after watching the gaffers at Thames Glass create inspiring pieces from nothing more than molten glass, a blowpipe and an oven. Once you've learned all you can, try your hand at crafting your own ornament, paperweight or vase (with help from the pros, of course). More information.

Newport Film & Celebrity Tour

Fact: Newport is a breeding ground for fantastic films. Directors like Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg and Wes Anderson have filmed incredible motion pictures like Amistad, The Great Gatsby and Moonrise Kingdom, all with Newport's stunning scenery in the backdrop. Climb aboard the Newport Film & Celebrity Tour to learn about them all. The first tour of its kind in Rhode Island, the experience features over fifty clips from films shot throughout Newport at the locations where they were shot. You'll travel by way of 10 passenger Mercedes sprinter, starting at the Newport Visitors Center, moving through downtown Newport, Bellevue Avenue, Salve Regina University, Ocean Drive, Brenton Point State Park and Fort Adams then return to the Visitors Center. More information.


Helicopter Tour

Maybe you've seen every inch of our breathtaking island with feet firmly planted on the ground, but perspective changes everything. You won't believe how amplified Aquidneck Island's beauty can become when viewed from 1500 feet in the air. Make a day of it when you embrace one of Bird's Eye View's Newport-centric packages with options of touring a vineyard followed by a wine tasting, exploring a mansion, or climbing aboard a 12 Meter Charter for a sail afterwards. More information.


Jamestown Arts Center

Jamestown Arts Center is nestled in quaint Jamestown with the goal of engaging, enriching and inspiring the community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences. Embrace lectures, art exhibits, films and more throughout the year. 

Happening now: Winter classes for adults, teens and children ranging from printmaking to ceramics and pottery. More information.


Murder Mystery at Newport Art Museum

Search the galleries inside Newport Art Museum for clues and interrogate the suspects to solve the crime during Newport Murder Mystery. The Winter 2017 theme is Winter Murderland, where you'll step back to 1947 and join a mismatched crew of artists, wealthy arts patrons, and museum employees for an art auction with a very special guest artist. But, when the auction ignites passions, a guest ends up dead and it will be your job to search for clues, question suspects and ultimately bring a killer to justice.

Performances are Saturdays at 7:00 PM starting January 29, 2017. More information.


Newport Playhouse

Established in 1983, Newport Playhouse offers a unique theater experience -- enjoy a play, buffet and fun-filled cabaret. Our intimate theatre is just a short stroll from the dining room. 


Upcoming show: 

Romantic Comedy

February 16 – March 26

Details: Arrogant, self centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason's world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful. More information.



Stay Overnight in a Lighthouse

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a lighthouse keeper, this experience is for you. A mile offshore, beyond the reach of Newport’s utility lines and services, the Rose Island Lighthouse stands as an independent, energy-efficient building that was home to keepers and their families for over a hundred years. Today, visitors are invited to tour the museum and stay overnight in one of the museum rooms or become the lighthouse keeper for a week. You'll get a taste of old-time lighthouse life, not to mention panoramic ocean views. More information.


Learn to Sail

Newport is often considered the sailing capital of the world, so it's only natural we suggest you learn to sail in the new year. Intimidating? Maybe, but Sail Newport's adult sailing program offers sessions of highly individualized instruction aboard their fleet of J/22s and Rhodes 19s. All levels of skill are offered, providing you with flexibility to take as many sessions as you wish whenever you wish. More information.


Seal Tour With Save the Bay 

Whether you choose a one-hour or two-hour tour (includes a visit to Rose Island Lighthouse!), each trip aboard Save the Bay's education vessel offers vast information on the life of a seal, from their migration patterns and food habits to the laws and regulations involved in conserving this species. More information.