Cobblestone streets made for hand-in-hand strolls, award-winning cuisine, remarkable historic sites and a lengthy list of museums, galleries and eclectic shops make for a day filled with enchantment. Here's everything you need for a perfect day on The Classic Coast.
TAKE A SEASIDE STROLL
Newport is home to some of the most beautiful parks in New England, some may even say in the country. Stroll hand in hand through lush greenery complimented by the most perfect temperatures.
Pro tip: Pack a picnic from any number of our local cafes or coffee shops offering fresh, seasonal sandwiches and baked goodies.
Explore Historic Sites
Our city isn't just easy on the eyes, it's also steeped in plenty of history. From the oldest lending library and synagogue in the United States to one of the oldest taverns in the world and enough Gilded Age Mansions to keep you awe-inspired for days, you'll never run out of things to explore or chances to learn something new, together.
Find Treasures at Armory Antiques
This 6,000 square foot indoor, housed in Newport Armory, built in 1894, houses more than 70 dealers and 100,000 options. Peruse antique items from various eras and maybe even impress your date with your haggling skills.
With innovative dishes, classic New England fare, cultural cuisine and palate-pleasing favorites, the only thing you won't love is deciding where to eat.
CRUISE DOWN OCEAN DRIVE
We told you picturesque views would accompany you no matter what you did. Exploring beautiful, scenic sites is a fool-proof date idea, and this shoreline-drive with panoramic ocean views is sure to provide for you. Enjoy 10-miles of beautiful landscape and ocean sites, and opt to stop along the way at Brenton Point to get the full seaside experience. You won't regret it.
GO WINE TASTING
Sip and savor local flavors at any of Newport County's three vineyards offering wine tastings daily.
Earn your sea legs out on the water on any number of harbor cruises. Take the helm on an authentic America's Cup yacht or sit back and relax aboard a morning mimosa cruise and lighthouse tour.
Take a Food Tour
Taste your way through downtown when you take the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour. Experience culinary dishes from historic taverns, waterfront cafes, rustic pubs and more.
CATCH A MOVIE IN A HISTORIC THEATER
Up the romance at Jane Pickens Theater, the historic single-screen Greek-revival theater in downtown Newport.
Bonus: They serve alcohol.
WATCH THE SUNSET
You might be rolling your eyes, but this one is a must. We're pretty famous for our stunning sunsets overlooking the beloved Newport Bridge with panoramic ocean views and sky ablaze. Trust us, you won't regret it.
Pro tip: Up the ante with a drink to compliment the view at any one of our waterfront favorites.
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