They say every day you should do something for the first time. When you visit our Classic Coast, your possibilities are truly endless. Whether you're looking for a day of family-fun adventures or a romantic escape for two by the sea, our small but fierce coastal haven has just what you need.

Savor classic New England flavors at a number of award-winning eateries, experience life in the Gilded Age when you visit the summer "cottages" (you know, those opulent, seaside mansions) of America's wealthiest families, or wander the 3.5-mile cliff walk for one of the most scenic walks of your life, guaranteed. 

The perfect-for-you journey awaits just over the bridge.

 

 

 

CLASSIC EXPERIENCES

 

Earn Your Sea Legs
Earn Your Sea Legs
You didn't think we'd let you visit the Sailing Capital of the World for the first time without earning your sea legs, did you? Climb aboard a legendary America's Cup 12 meter & help raise the sails as you head out through the harbor. (Open
Bowen's & Bannister's Wharves
Bowen's & Bannister's Wharves
Cobblestone paths lined with unique boutiques, cozy eateries, exquisite galleries right on the harbor make these bustling wharves a must-visit.
Beach Days
Beach Days
More than 400 miles of coastline affords beautiful beaches and sprawling seasides on the Classic Coast. Whether you're looking to bask in the water, or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, our beaches have just what you need.
Gilded Age Mansion Tours
Gilded Age Mansion Tours
Experience life of high society in turn of the century America inside the former summer "cottages" of America's wealthiest.
Newport from Above
Newport from Above
A little perspective never hurt anyone, and the same rings true when you visit Newport. Your visit here just might take you to new heights. Because that's where some of the best views are, after all.
Trolley Tours
Trolley Tours
With so much to see and do, you might need a little help. Hop aboard a Trolley Tour for a 1.5-hour journey through the city hitting all the major sights.

 

 

 

ICONIC SIGHTS

 
Cliff Walk

One of Newport's most famed attractions, Cliff Walk affords breathtaking scenery with 3.5 miles of rocky coastline and crashing waves on one side, and stunning Gilded Age mansions on the other. It's unlike anything else in the world. 

 

Ocean Drive

Think: 10 miles of breathtaking coastline meets one winding road. Start your journey just off of historic Bellevue Avenue and continue traveling for a serene journey. Along the way, park the car at Brenton Point State Park to admire the scenery. Warning: May cause severe relaxation.

 

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Step foot on the historic grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame where legends have played. Wander inside the museum where nearly 2,000 objects are displayed from the International Tennis Hall of Fame's collection of more than 25,000 tennis artifacts. Experience interactive exhibits, test your knowledge of the sport on a five-foot touch table, and get up close to tennis legend Roger Federer's hologram. You don't have to be a tennis lover to be blown away.

 

REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM 

History hides behind every corner here. Take a stroll down Bellevue Avenue past Redwood Library, established in 1747 and the oldest lending library in continuous operation in the country. During the Revolutionary War, the library served as an officer’s club for the occupying army. 

 

NEWPORT VINEYARDS

Newport Vineyards boasts an extensive vineyard, a 100% from-scratch menu at Brix Restaurant overlooking the vineyard and barrels, an extensive tasting room, and a newly opened brewery all on their 60-acres of land in Middletown. Savor locally crafted beer and wine, plus live music on the weekends.

 

FORT ADAMS

The largest, most sophisticated fortress in the country, Fort Adams is nestled in Fort Adams State Park, offering panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. View the quarters where officers lived, ascend to the scenic overlook for aerial views of the harbor, or explore the underground network of tunnels buried deep beneath the Fortress’s defenses.

 

 

 

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LOCAL FLAVORS

A bowl of killer clam chowder after a day in the sun. A platter of oysters hauled from local waters. Catch of the day served over a menagerie of fresh, straight-from-the-farm offerings. Our Classic Coast is nothing if not a culinary oasis.

 

Classic Lobster Roll
Classic Lobster Roll
Blount Clam Shack's menu may lack dollar signs, but nothing else. Their giant lobster roll is made with 1/2 pound lobster chunks and served anyway you choose -- tossed in housemade dill mayo or served with warm butter.
New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Newport you'll find The Black Pearl, home to world-famous, creamy, authentic New England Clam Chowder. This house recipe has been the same for four decades. Why mess with success?
Oysters on the Half Shell
Oysters on the Half Shell
Situated on charming Newport Harbor, Clarke Cooke House is renowned as a Newport staple. Savor oysters on the half shell caught straight from local waters.
Clam Cakes
Clam Cakes
Think: clam doughnut. Deep fried batter meets chunks of chopped clam in this Rhode Island staple. Head to Flo's Clam Shack for an award-winning batch.
Seafood Tower
Seafood Tower
This breathtaking display at Scales and Shells in Fifth Ward is brimming with oysters, shrimp, littlenecks, cherrystones, calamari salad, poached mussels, crab legs, lobster and more.
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Settle into America's oldest tavern, White Horse Tavern, for a serving of decadent Lobster Mac & Cheese bursting with native lobster, and three varieties of cheeses all served in a personal-sized cast iron pot.

 

 

 

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