When it comes to your furry family member, only the best will do. Enter: Newport. Lush parks, expansive hiking trails, and breezy beaches make this a haven for your good boy (or girl!). Not to mention, local restaurants and shop owners, tour guides, captains and concierges are dog-lovers just like you, so there's no shortage of dog-friendly outdoor seating, water bowl lined streets and even some tasty treats, too.
Because you shouldn't have to travel without your BFF.
WHERE TO STAY
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 an all-around pup-approved stay, visit Paws on Pelham, a dog-friendly inn with in-room dog beds and a "rufftop" deck located steps from downtown. Craving a luxury experience? Visit The Vanderbilt, a boutique hotel set in a 1909 mansion boasting stylish, modern rooms and suites.
Whatever your style, these unique hotels and inns are ready to welcome you and your best friend for a cozy night's stay.
WHERE TO EXPLORE
Four hundred miles of coastline provide picturesque pathways and winding trails for long walks. From Fort Adams Bay Walk offering unobstructed views of the setting sun in Jamestown, to the 3.5-mile 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.
Note: Please keep your good boy or girl on a leash while exploring public walking trails.
Cliff WalkBack to Top of List
Panoramic views of the ocean, waves crashing on the rocky coastline, 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.
*Please note due to structural damage to a section of the Cliff Walk, detours will be in place between Narragansett Avenue and Webster Street for the foreseeable future. The remainder of the walk will be open for all those walkers who make use of this iconic coastal trail.
Fort Adams Bay WalkBack to Top of List
The Fort Adams Bay Walk winds along Narragansett Bay offering unobstructed views of many landmarks on both the west and east side. Travel along the west side for views of a number of lighthouses including Castle Hill Light, Rose Island Light and Beavertail Light. Along the east side, find views of Idea Lewis Yacht Club, Goat Island and more. End your route with your newly cultured, tail wagging pup.
East Bay Bike PathBack to Top of List
The East Bay Bike Path is the first multi-town bike path built in Rhode Island. It travels 14.5 miles from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol, passing through a number of parks and scenic sights.
Newport Harbor WalkBack to Top of List
A scenic stroll along Newport's waterfront you and your dog are sure to enjoy.
Sakonnet Greenway TrailBack to Top of List
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 WoodsBack to Top of List
Weetamoo Woods is a 6.2-mile trail located near Tiverton.
Brenton Point State ParkBack to Top of List
Brenton Point State Park offers one of the most commanding views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the salt breeze and views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing along the shore.
Pro tip: At sunset, park your car in one of the vacant spots facing the ocean, kick back and enjoy the show.
Fort Adams State ParkBack to Top of List
Fort Adams State Park is home to the largest coastal fortification in the country and the Fort Adams Bay Walk, offering panoramic views of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. It's also the spot where some of Newport's most iconic festivals started and continue to take place, including Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival.
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Even the best fur parents need a little me-time every now and then. Looking for daycare options in and around town while you're here? Check out these highly-acclaimed dog resorts and daycare facilities. Trust us, they won't even know you're gone.
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