Fact: Memorial Day weekend on our Classic Coast marks the unofficial start of summer. Our rooftop bars, al fresco patios, sprawling seaside lawns and outdoor attractions begin to reopen just as the energy of our city livens. But that's just the start. From harbor cruises and serene wine tastings to special getaway packages and the perfect places to soak up the sun, MDW is on. Are you in?
A TASTE OF SUMMER
BRUNCH ON A BOAT
Rise and shine, you’re in Newport. Start your day with an invigorating Morning Mimosa Sail aboard Adirondack II, an elegant, 80-foot, turn-of-the-century-style pilot schooner. Feel free to bring a brunch to compliment perfectly poured mimosas.
DINE & SAIL
Enjoy a two-hour harbor cruise with 12 Meter Charters followed by dinner at Newport's iconic Clarke Cooke House.
- One ticket for a two-house 12 Meter sail cruise
- $50 gift certificate to Clarke Cooke House
RIDE THE RAILS
Rail Explorers offers an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay 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 (Don't fret! They're abandoned).
ROOFTOP BAR AND OUTDOOR PATIOS
PORTSIDE AT 22 BOWEN'S
This open-air, harbor-side bar located next to 22 Bowen's serves seasonal cocktails and culinary noshes in an intimate atmosphere.
THE LAWN AT CASTLE HILL INN
The lush seaside lawn bedecked in Adirondack chairs overlooking the bay at Castle Hill Inn is often considered a Newport icon. Offering unbeatable panoramic seaside views, classic New England fare and warm weather cocktails, you'll find it hard to leave. The lawn reopens Memorial Day.
THE CAFE AT THE CHANLER
This dreamy outdoor patio at The Chanler overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers a robust menu of Mediterranean-inspired classic New England fare for lunch and dinner. Not to mention, a sunset-inspired palette, sculptural furniture, and soft flowing draped fabric panels commissioned from a local sail-maker set the stage for an ethereal experience. The cafe reopens Memorial Day.
THE PAVILION BAR AT FORTY 1 NORTH
Located right on the harbor, the Pavilion at Forty 1 North is a modern outdoor bar overlooking the iconic Newport Bridge and offering a scenic locale to savor classic fare or lounge on area sofas and arm chairs. Soak in the sights while sipping a signature cocktail.
THE ROOFTOP AT GRACE VANDERBILT
Savor a glass of champagne or a specialty cocktail with a serene Newport sunset overlooking the harbor as your backdrop from atop Newport's Grace Vanderbilt. Situated in the heart of downtown, you'll have gorgeous views of Newport's bustling neighborhoods and the iconic Newport bridge. The rooftop deck reopens Friday, May 18.
TOP OF NEWPORT ROOFTOP BAR
Hotel Viking's al fresco rooftop kitchen and bar is officially open for the summer season with a full menu offering local and traditional cuisine and a full bar. Dine at tables, lounge on couches or sit along the newly expanded bar, all with unparalleled views of the neighborhood's tree-lined streets.
- Start at the Top: live music, 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Fridays & Saturdays
- Social Sunday: best picture tagged #TopofNewport wins $50 gift card to Hotel Viking; Sundays
- Burger Bash: craft burger and draft beer, $14; Mondays
SKIFF BAR AT NEWPORT MARRIOTT
Situated on the harbor, Newport Marriott's Skiff Bar offers craft and local beers, specialty cocktails, savory appetizers, and signature wings and flatbreads. Enjoy seating at their outdoor bar terrace with a coastal inspired atmosphere to compliment your experience.
From a relaxing massage for two at one of our award-winning spas to the famed 3.5 mile cliff walk, these local, one-of-a-kind experiences are everything you need to get summer started on the right note.
With so much to see and do Memorial Day weekend, you won't want to head out of town until the very last second. Rest easy with these featured deals on overnight stays at our city's finest hotels and B&Bs.
SIMPLY SUMMER ESCAPE
Soak up the sun and also Newport's stunning surroundings. Head into town and enjoy the splendor of the Newport mansions with entry for two. Your visit also includes gourmet breakfast, guest only afternoon tea, and a three course dinner for two as well as a welcome amenity upon arrival.
- Two-night stay at the Castle Hill Inn
- Gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea daily
- Welcome amenity upon arrival
- Two tickets to any Newport Preservation Society Mansion
- One three-course dinner for two in the Castle Hill Dining Room
With so many must-see attractions, shops and the waterfront all within walking distance of the hotel, there is something for all the family. Each child receives their own Welcome Pack upon their arrival, which includes a Teddy Bear gift, a book of stickers and a coloring book.
Marvel at the blooming gardens of The Chanler and the thousands of daffodils on display throughout town. Explore Newport by using complimentary Tokyobikes; the best way to experience all of Newport's beauty.
- 10% off Best Available Rate
- Daily breakfast each morning
- 2 Tickets for a tour of Newport Vineyards winery
- A picnic lunch-choice of a sandwich, kettle chips and beverage
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