Truth be told, whether you're in Newport for a day, a weekend, or the entire week (the dream!), the possibilities of what you can see and do are endless. You've got the obvious musts: Cliff Walk (the most serene 3.5-mile walk of your life), Ocean Drive, the mansions, and chowder overlooking the bay. But there's also so many exciting events, experiences, and dreamy sights you don't want to miss. When you're not sure where to start, this round-up of what's going down this week has you covered.

Our picks for the week below.


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.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 



Happening this week

52nd Annual Official Opening of Christmas in Newport

Washington Square Dec 01, 2022

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6:00 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the… Read More

Christmas at Blithewold

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

Christmas at Blithewold is currently scheduled for November 23rd, 2022 - January 1st, 2023, pending… Read More

Game, Set, Lights

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Dec 01, 2022 - Jan 06, 2023

Stop by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and enjoy the spectacular holiday light display on the… Read More

Holiday Open House

Colony House Dec 01, 2022

Visit the 1739 Colony House before Christmas in Newport’s opening ceremony and enjoy the ambiance of… Read More

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House Dec 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

Holidays at the Newport Mansions will be more spectacular than ever this year! Come see the festive… Read More

Nature Drawing Series

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

Beginners and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. The Nature Drawing Classes are an… Read More

Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Rosecliff Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 02, 2022

All tickets will be on sale starting September 29 Follow our young protagonist through the fabulous… Read More

Night Lights - An Illuminating Experience!

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade… Read More

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland

The Breakers Dec 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

Sparkling Lights: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland The third season of Sparkling Lights at The Breakers… Read More

Taproot Taco Thursdays

Newport Vineyards Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022

Taco Thursdays are here! Join us every Thursday for creative rotating street taco creations. Sold as… Read More

Trivia in the Barn

Ragged Island Brewing Company Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022

We will be hosting Trivia Night every Thursday in our Brewery Barn. Bring your competitive edge… Read More

Winter Afternoon Tea

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022

We invite you for Tea in Blithewold’s Dining Room, a place where fine meals have always been served… Read More

A Rough Point Holiday

Rough Point Museum Dec 02, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point Museum during the… Read More

Holiday Bright Night in Tiverton Four Corners

Tiffany Peay Jewelry Dec 02, 2022

Visit Tiverton Four Corners, Friday, December 2, 2022 from 4-7pm for an evening of energy-filled… Read More

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll

Dec 02, 2022 - Apr 08, 2023

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll offers a 1-mile guided walking food tour through Newport's historic… Read More

The Bit Players Improv Comedy

Firehouse Theater Dec 02, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

The Bit Players are a fast paced and energized group of improvisation master-minds. Their high… Read More

Wreath Making Workshop

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 02, 2022

Blithewold Garden Manager Betsy Ekholm and horticulturists Julia Callahan and Becca Christ share… Read More

52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting

Bowen's Wharf Dec 03, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – twinkling lights, fragrant wintergreens, beautiful… Read More

Alisa Amador. "Women's Voices"

Jamestown Arts Center Dec 03, 2022

Newport Live and the Jamestown Arts Center Present Alisa Amador. "Women's Voices" Series Read More

Aquidneck Growers Market - Saturday

Stoneacre Garden Dec 03, 2022 - Apr 29, 2023

Aquidneck Community Table's (ACT) winter market is held on Saturday mornings at Stoneacre Garden at… Read More

Bristol’s Grand Illumination and Parade

Bristol Dec 03, 2022

Our 2022 Grand Illumination will take place on Saturday, December 3 beginning at 5:30 PM in front of… Read More

CANCELED: Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

Newport Harbor Dec 03, 2022

We regret to inform you that the Newport Lighted Boat Parade is canceled this year due to the lack… Read More

Coastal Queen’s Candy Cane Express, from Jamestown

Coastal Queen Cruises, from Jamestown Dec 03, 2022

The Coastal Queen’s Candy Cane Express Cruise is holiday fun for the kids! The boat ride will cruise… Read More

Cozy Autumn Fires and Tasty Treats

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022

Come visit for a cozy afternoon at Blithewold! Cuddle up by the fire and roast marshmallows… Read More

Fall Lighthouse Cruises

Coastal Queen Cruises, from Newport Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022

Welcome autumn with a weekend Fall Lighthouse Cruise. It's a narrated lighthouse tour around… Read More

Farmers Market

Mount Hope Farm Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Join us for our weekly farmer's market every Saturday for a full line-up of local farmers, food… Read More

Franklin Street Holiday Stroll

Franklin Street Dec 03, 2022

Street-wide holiday stroll, festive holiday decor, shops will offer specialty gifts, music, treats… Read More

Live Music at Stoneacre Garden!

Stoneacre Garden Dec 03, 2022

Join us for live music at Stoneacre Garden while you enjoy the best cocktails and delicious bites!… Read More

Newport String Quartet Newport County Concert Series

Four Corners Gallery Dec 03, 2022

On Sunday, December 4th, The Newport String Quartet continues their signature Newport County Concert… Read More

Newport's Largest Gingerbread House

Newport Marriott Hotel Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

The Newport Marriott’s hotel team is creating Newport’s largest Gingerbread House, a seven-foot… Read More

Seal Tours

Jamestown Newport Ferry Dec 03, 2022

Hop aboard Vessel Katherine to do a loop around Newport Harbor, pass by Citing Rock and Rose Island… Read More

The Chanler Hot Chocolate Bar

The Chanler at Cliff Walk Dec 03, 2022 - Apr 02, 2023

Spend an afternoon in front of the roaring fire pit or take a winter stroll along the Cliff Walk… Read More

Crossing the Pell: A unique virtual reality experience

Old Colony House Dec 04, 2022

Visitors to Crossing the Pell, a virtual reality (VR) installation, will have the unique opportunity… Read More

Live Music Sundays

Newport Vineyards Dec 04, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022

Join us for live music, in harmony with our Sip and Shop Sunday event! From 1-4pm, music will be in… Read More

Messiah at the Mansion

Rosecliff Dec 04, 2022

Messiah at the Mansion Featuring Ensemble Altera and The Choir School of Newport County Sunday… Read More

Music in the Living Room

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 04, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022

Enhance your visit to Blithewold and enjoy the holiday decorations in the Mansion by attending our… Read More

Newport String Quartet Newport County Concert Series

Channing Memorial Church Dec 04, 2022

On Sunday, December 4th, The Newport String Quartet continues their signature Newport County Concert… Read More

Sip n' Shop Sundays

Newport Vineyards Dec 04, 2022

Sip while you shop in our Marketplace on Sunday afternoons with us! Enjoy complimentary spot… Read More

CoWork Mondays

The Huddle Dec 05, 2022 - Mar 27, 2023

Join a small, fun group of WFH (work from home) professionals and entrepreneurs who need a little… Read More

Free Zoom Yoga with Rev Shelley Dungan

Zoom Dec 05, 2022 - Jan 16, 2023

This gentle yoga practice is created to be highly accessible to everyone who feels the desire to… Read More

Children's Make, Bake & Give - Baking Cookies for the Holidays

Newport Cooks Dec 06, 2022

In this annual holiday favorite children’s class we’ll make and bake cookies to give as gifts from… Read More

Flight Night Wednesdays

Newport Vineyards Dec 07, 2022 - Dec 28, 2022

Our Wednesday Flight Nights are back! Join us after 3pm for $12 wine or beer flights, plus a… Read More

all things autumn

Bay Walk

Best Walking Tours

Newport is considered one of the most walkable cities in the U.S—you're going to want to get up close and personal with this Classic Coast of ours.

Downtown Fall JKP 2022 Option 2


Picture this: fall adorned storefronts, a crisp autumn breeze filling your lungs, and crunchy-leaves rustling beneath your feet as you walk through cobblestone streets. Classic.

Little Compton RI

Hiking + Walking Trails

From light and leisurely scenic walks along the coastline to moderately intense trails in picturesque New England forests, here are our favorite spots to get outdoors.

Hard-pressed Cider Company

Fall-Flavored Treats In + Around Newport

From fresh pressed apple cider to house made pumpkin spice syrup perfect for your morning brew, check out these fall-flavored treats that just might have you happy Summer's over.

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