You've sipped summer spritzers on the lawn at Castle Hill, you've meandered the cliff walk and taken a commemorative selfie on Forty Steps, you've harbor cruised your way to first mate. You can check the tried and true Newport must-see & do's off your list. Now you're ready to Newport like a local. Not to worry, these 7 quaint hideaways are waiting to be explored.
Salvation Café Outdoor Tiki Bar
#TikiSeason is here and we are all fired up about it. Keep Newport weird this summer by spending those salty nights at Salvation Café’s outdoor Tiki Bar.
This nook is tucked away just past the beaches in Middletown, but worth the drive every time. Enjoy fresh produce, flowers and bakery items in their grocery market or stay and enjoy a soup or sandwich in their café. Sit outside, enjoy a delicious ice cream cone and pick-your-own fresh strawberries.
Pro Tip: Check out Sweet Berry Farm’s Summer Concert series on Tuesday nights in July and August. Sweet Berry Farm’s Chef, Scott Amaral, delightfully pairs entrée course with the choice music of the night.
Top of Newport
Live it up at the Top of Newport at Hotel Viking for ½ the price, of the raw bar that is. Every Friday from 2:00 – 6:00 PM the Viking starts the night off right with “½ priced raw bar happy hour”.
Rooftop Yoga at Vanderbilt Grace
Sticking with the rooftop theme, after a day full of ½ priced raw bar from the Hotel Viking and a night on the town head over to the Vanderbilt Grace rooftop for some AM yoga that will start the weekend off right. For $15 spend an hour relaxing and curing your lasting nighttime ailments with Sheri Silva’s flow class.
Pro Tip: Be sure to RSVP space is limited!
Looking for more unique spots to do yoga? We've got 'em!
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner
Call it like you see it, but the owners of Mission Burgers hit another one out of the park with their sister restaurant Winner Winner. You will find out why the chicken crossed the road all the way to 5th ward when you try their specialty fried chicken.
Spend your day hiking and exploring Ballard Park with a guided tour through their thirteen-acre nature preserve. A day filled with exercise, education and environment. Be sure to give back to the Friends of Ballard park with a suggested single donation of $5 and group donation of $15.
Caffeine & Vitamin D at Mokka
Newly moved, Mokka Coffeehouse has opened up on 469 Thames Street, Spring Wharf. Here you can sip your daily dose of caffeine while soaking up the sun and catching some rays. With their new location, expanded patio seating and same great Fair Trade delicacies, Mokka is the perfect tucked away Nook in the heart of Downtown Newport.