As a dog owner, we know you've grown accustom to a certain lifestyle; being greeted with the utmost enthusiasm as you walk through the door is no longer an option, a second shadow now follows you around, wagging tail in tow, and you've developed your own personal foot warmer at the end of the bed each night.
We get it: these things shouldn't change when you travel. It's why we aim to make our City by the Sea the perfect place for your pup. Filled with lush parks, expansive hiking trails and sprawling beaches just begging for a few paw prints in the sand, it's the perfect getaway for your furry friend. Not to mention, our restaurant and shop owners, tour guides, captains and concierges are absolute dog-lovers just like you, meaning there's no shortage of dog-friendly outdoor seating, streets lined with dog bowls and even some tasty treats, too.
Because you shouldn't have to travel without your best friend.
400 miles of coastline provide picturesque pathways and winding walks to get your exercise in, and even let your pup work off a little pent up energy. From Fort Adams Bay Walk offering unobstructed views of the setting sun in Jamestown, to the 3.5 miles Cliff Walk combining the natural beauty of the ocean with the architectural history of the Gilded Age, Newport is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air. Sticks for fetching included.
Panoramic views of the ocean, waves crashing on the magnificent bluffs, century-old celebrated mansions—it’s no wonder visitors from around the globe place Cliff Walk at the top of their “must-do” list. We have a feeling salty sea breeze and wide open space make it a "must-do" for your dog, too.
A scenic stroll along Newport's waterfront you and your dog are sure to enjoy.
The Sakonnet Greenway Trail passes through recreational areas, active farmland, wetlands and forest. The path, spanning about 10 miles, begins at Glen Farm in Portsmouth and at Newport National Golf Club in Middletown and is the longest nature trail on Aquidneck Island.
Weetamoo Woods is a 6.2 mile trail located near Tiverton.
Run, walk or simply relax in the sand at a number of sprawling Newport beaches. Your dog will love the sun, the wide open space and if they're daring, a splash in the sea.
Wellington Avenue, Newport
Park Avenue & Point Road, Portsmouth
Newport is home to some of the most beautiful state parks around. Whether by the sea or equipped with plenty of lush greenery, your dog is sure to love the open air. Warning: May cause tail wagging.
Brenton Point State Park provides its visitors with one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking.
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Two or four legs, the area is perfect for exploring.
Newport Dog Park
Off-leash, free, fenced and open 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
A grassy space on Newport Harbor perfect for letting some energy out (Because we know they'll need to after the ride in.)
This small park located on Bellevue Avenue offers winding walkways, plenty of grassy lawn space and the Newport Tower, the remains of a historic windmill built in the mid-17th century.
THINGS TO DO - ADVENTURER PUP
Your dog will love setting paw aboard a harbor cruise with Gansett Cruises. More importantly, they'll love you for taking them. It's like the window rolled down x20. Bonus: You get to savor a cocktail and the relaxing view of Narragansett Bay.
The Newport International Polo Series takes place every Saturday at 5:00 PM in Portsmouth. Pack a picnic (doggie treats included) and sit back on the grass and relax.
Rail Explorers offers an unforgettable on custom built pedal-powered vehicles. The eco-friendly business is all about rail bikes and aims to provide an amazing journey using existing railroad tracks. Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Your pup will love the wind in their face during a scenic ride through Aquidneck Island and Narragansett Bay.
Formed by old friends who have become family, Ragged Island exists to share Brewmaster John Almeida’s recipes and a passion for indulgent liquids. You pup will love a visit to this pet-friendly brewery - just make sure they're leashed!
RESTAURANTS - BONE APPETIT
These pooch-approved restaurants with outdoor seating allow leashed dogs to accompany you during your dining experience.
1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport
24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport
33 Bannister's Wharf, Newport
11 Bowen's Wharf, Newport
496 E main Road, Middletown
Pro Tip: They offer a dog sundae complete with vanilla ice cream topped with a cookie.
38 Memorial Boulevard, Newport
501 Thames Street, Newport
Pro Tip: The staff will kindly bring out a water bowl for your pup.
30 Memorial Boulevard, Newport
HOTELS - LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
An action-packed day in Newport is sure to leave even the most spry of pups pooped come nighttime. These hotels offer a place for both of you to rest your heads. For a luxurious experience, visit The Vanderbilt Grace, a boutique hotel set in a 1909 mansion boasting stylish, modern rooms and suites. More of an inn person? Not to worry, a number of our unique inns are ready to welcome you and your best friend for a cozy night's stay.
73 Catherine Street, Newport // Fee: $25 per day.
6 Mary Street, Newport // Fee: $25 per day.
34 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport // Fee: $25 per day.
2 Seaview Avenue, Newport // One pet per guest. Maximum weight: $30.
348 W Main Road, Middletown // Fee: $75 per visit.
75 Mill Street, Newport // Maximum weight: 50 lbs. Fee: $50 per visit.
325 W Main Road, Middletown // Fee: $75 per visit.
41 Mary Street, Newport // Fee: $100 per visit.
Pro Tip: Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM is Yappy Hour in the garden featuring a menu tailored to your canine and the perfect opportunity for your furry friend to make friends of their own.
Victorian Ladies Inn
63 Memorial Blvd, Newport // $25 per night.
SHOPPING - CHAMPAGNE TASTE, BONE BUDGET
While our shops are increasingly welcoming visitors and their furry companions, these specific stores have a wide selection of doggy merchandise sure to please any pup.
Opened in 2009, Wag Nation specializes in offering a carefully curated selection of toys, treats and apparel for your pup. Over the years they've garnered attention from Yankee Magazine and Coastal Living for their unique and high quality offerings.
The Black Dog began as a restaurant and Tavern on Martha's Vineyard and quickly expanded to sell other merchandise. Today, it sells everything from children's apparel to a number of dog items including bowls, collars, treats and even shampoo.
KJP is an American Made Brand based in Rhode Island featuring a variety of pet accessories including bandanas, leashes and collars.