Hello September, we welcome you with open arms...but more importantly we love you for giving us a three-day weekend from the get-go. The kids are starting school and the beach days are nearing an end, so be sure to spend Labor Day Weekend right with these top 10 best activities to take part in and around Newport and Bristol County.


Wake up early and be sure to get the best spot on our fine New England sand. Remember, LDW is the perfect time to rock that swimsuit you have been aching to wear all season...but never had the "chance". Oh and be sure to pair it with a stylish hat and matching beach chair...



Whether it be at the beach, Colt State Park or even at a Polo Match, relax with some fabulous food, drinks and laughs with a picnic to celebrate a fabulous LDW.


Why not spend your "unofficial end of summer" checking out where America's wealthiest families would summer in the Gilded Age.

Pro-Tip: if you are a Newport City Resident, you can go to the Mansions for FREE...yes we said FREE!  



We will let these photos from our fans, visitors and locals do the talking...


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Sip your way to paradise this weekend at any of our three fabulous vineyards: Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards and Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards




Spend time on, in or around the water as much as possible this LDW. Whether that be swimming, fishing, kayaking or sailing, there is plenty of water activities found here. Want to add a bit of education and adventure to your weekend, check out a sneak peak of a 12 Meter Charter trip that you can take too!

See it. Do it. Be it: Explorer by Sea from Discover Newport on Vimeo.



Whether it be for Back to School outfits or just Fall Wardrobe Essentials, be sure to schedule in time for some quality retail therapy. To find all of the best shopping in and around the island,, visit our listings here. Make note! Some of our favorite downtown Newport stores are seasonal, so be sure to stock up now with this seasons latest trends. Oh and try to remember white pants never go out of style here in Newport.




Eat outside! The best way to spend LDW is outside, so eat outside while you can. With the salty breeze in your hair and fresh cuisine to pair, there is no better way to spend this special weekend. Need some inspo? Check out or top 10 Al Fresco dines here, and a list of all of our Al Fresco favorites here.

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Spend some times outside, enjoy the beauty of our destination and also get some exercise. Our favorite spot? All of the trails at the Norman Bird Sanctuary! Get the best view of our coastline at the top of "Hanging Rock".

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Walk the wharfs, sip on a cup of local brew and just enjoy the company of those around you.



Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Attention photo-lovers! Be sure to share your weekend travels with us by tagging #LoveYourNewport for the chance to be featured on our accounts!