Cheers to the woman who does it all. On Mother's Day (and every other day, for that matter) she deserves the best. Our roundup of things to do in + around Newport includes the perfect restaurants (brunch is essential), relaxing harbor tours, vineyards and breweries and so much more to show mom just how much you love her.


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

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Take Out Specials:


Where: The Mooring 

Celebrate Mom at home with The Mooring's family-style take-out package. Each package is $175 and serves four guests and includes flowers. Each package comes in oven-ready packaging and with heating instructions and will be ready for pick-up on Mother's Day.


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Where: Bar'Cino

Enjoy a take-home pre-fixe menu rom Bar'Cino complete with specialty offerings including tomato bruschetta, shrimp caprese campanelle, roasted salmon, tiramisu and more.  Must be ordered by May 6 at 3:00 PM. 


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15 Point Road Restaurant

A special treat in Portsmouth Rhode Island along the Sakonnet River. Busy, but not crowded, 15 Point…

Fluke Newport

Fluke Newport offer seasonal preparations featuring RI seafood, shellfish and lobster. Enjoy dinner…

Giusto Newport

Giusto, Italian for “just right,” is the first independent restaurant concept from Chef Kevin…

Gulf Stream Bar & Grille

The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille offers guests a truly unique experience, from our spectacular setting…

Jo's American Bistro

A fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, served in an upscale setting with a…

*Brunch offerings are updated on a rolling basis. Please check back as Mother's Day approaches for the most up-to-date listings. 





When: Through May
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Each April, tens of thousands of Daffodils trumpet the arrival of Spring at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol. The well-known daffodil display blankets the 33-acre seaside estate with more than fifty thousand daffodils. 


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When: Sunday, May 9; 9:00 AM 
Where: Rail Explorers
Admission: $110 for two

Climb aboard pedal-powered rail bikes set on abandoned railroad tracks and travel along the shore during a Southern Circuit ride. You'll stop at Bayside Station for brunch featuring mimosas, bloody marys, muffins, fruit and Death Wish coffee. 


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When: Saturday, May 8, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereSandywoods Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Bring the whole family down to the Mothers Day Specialty Market to explore a wide selection of locally-made food and goods, including baked goods, prepared foods, seafood, kombucha, donuts, hot sauces, super foods, jewelry, pottery, art and more. Live music with Julio Amaro.

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When: May 7 - 9, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WhereLinden Place
Admission: $15

The historic 1810 mansion, its collections and gardens will serve as an inspirational backdrop to dozens of original artwork and floral arrangements created by local artists and designers. Expressive forms of design and art inspired by the Linden Place gardens or mansion will be discovered in every room of the 1810 historic house museum. Art Blooming at Linden Place will kick-off the opening of the season for the 1810 historic house museum and gardens. 


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The Blue Garden

The Blue Garden welcomes visitors on Thursdays at 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00 from June 10 through…

Rail Explorers

Rail Explorers offers an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular…

Newport Jaguar Tours

Experience Newport Jaguar Tours’ Grand Tour or The Wine Tasting Tour (the two most popular), or…

12 Meter Yacht Charters

Sail aboard the legendary America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts! Our beautiful 70-foot yachts are available…

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