Summer: the time of year where the days are longer and the weather is nicer. Planning a trip with your bros is made easy with this step-by-step guide of the best places to stay, dine and explore...
Whether you are staying with just a few friends, or have an entire entourage, here are the best places that you are your crew should stay after an adventure packed day:
Hotel Viking: The Hotel Viking, old-world charm updated with modern décor and amenities. Pro Tip: In town on a Wednesday? This Hotel features a “Spirits and Stogies” session perfect for a group after a long day outside.
Mill Street Inn: This unique style Inn is located in the heart of downtown. While this Inn is historic, it is updated with modern and luxurious interiors. This includes up-to-date accommodations, exposed brick walls and spacious rooms. Oh, and not to mention, each stay comes with a continental breakfast.
The Newport Lofts: These deluxe lofts set across town will transform a simple vacation, and make it truly feel like a Brocation-Staycation. With conveniently downtown locations and all the modern amenities, The Newport Lofts are the perfect spot for any guy-getaway.
You and your crew have to stay fueled and ready to go for all that you have planned. Check out the best grub this island has to offer:
Pour Judgement: Want to feel and eat like a local? With an extensive craft beer selection, great service and cheap eats, choosing Pour Judgement to dig in…will be a great judgement call.
Mission: Mission’s Mission Statement says it all: Good grub. Good beer. Good vibes. This burger join is well known by locals and enjoyed by everyone who stops in. In town for a few days…or still hungry? Check out Mission’s sister restaurant Winner Winner, a chicken joint, located in the 5th Ward area of downtown. Pro Tip: Mission & Winner Winner is closed on Monday’s, plan accordingly.
Mudville Pub: Burgers, Beers and Baseball. Be sure to hit up this spot when the Newport Gulls play, you might even be seated in perfect view of the game!
EXPLORE: Swimming, Surfing & Sailing:
There is a reason Newport is called “The City by the Sea”, and part of that reason is that Newport is the official sailing capital of the world. Spend the days on the water with the many charters available, do this either bareboat or with a skipper. Adventures await…
Sachuest Beach (Second Beach): Located just a short drive from downtown, Second Beach is filled with people, waves and a great snack stand.
Surfer’s End: Just before Second Beach is where the local’s claim to catch the best waves. Pro Tip: Be sure to plan the tides and the traffic! This little spot does get busy!
Sailing: Whether you have your own boat to charter or rent one, Newport is a Sailing friendly town full of many different sailing related activities to choose from, check out more here!
Before you venture downtown for the 19th Hole, start your round with laughs and end with libations. Check out these greens:
Newport National Golf Club: Named the #1 Public Access Course in New England for a reason. This challenging 7,244-yard course is similar to that of legendary courses in Ireland and Scotland. Play a full 18-holes and experience iconic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage.
Green Valley Country Club: This Championship course is conveniently located at the tail end of Aquidneck Island. This Semi-private course is open to the public and is known for its beauty and challenging holes.
Jamestown Golf Course: You may have to cross a bridge for this one, but it will be well worth it. The Jamestown Golf Course was designed and built in 1895. Many claim that it is one of the oldest public course in the country.
Don’t stop when the sun goes down, stay energized and ready to spend late nights moving and grooving at these perfect nighttime hot spots. Remember: bars close at 1:00 pm in Newport, so plan accordingly…
Boom Boom Room: Throw away the plastic cups and go out in style at the iconic Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House. A dance club underneath a legendary Newport restaurant? No matter the occasion, dance until you can’t anymore in the basement of the Clarke Cooke House. This hot spot, can get quite hot so remember to wear something suitable.
Dockside/ @ The Deck: Are you in the mood for dancing and a cover band? Or a DJ and an outdoor bar. Waites Wharf has it all with two options at the far end. Whether you chose @ The Deck or Dockside you will be rocking the night away with locals and tourists. Pro Tip: The Waites Wharf bars have covers on the weekend, these could go as high as $25 on Holidays.
The Landing: Open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Landing Restaurant is transformed into a DJ’s Paradise with a large dance floor, Outdoor Bars and Patio. If you want to get upstairs to where all the action is, be sure to get there early!