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

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

Game, Set, Lights

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

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

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House Dec 06, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

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

Newport's Largest Gingerbread House

Newport Marriott Hotel Dec 06, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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

Winter Afternoon Tea

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 06, 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

Christmas at Blithewold

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 07, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

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

Night Lights - An Illuminating Experience!

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 07, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

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

15th annual Singing For Shelter

Channing Memorial Church Dec 08, 2022

Annual holiday fundraising concert in support of Lucy's Hearth and The McKinney Shelter. Email… Read More

Holiday Sip & Shop

OceanCliff Dec 08, 2022

Join us for a fun evening of cocktails and shopping, featuring local boutiques and designers. Shop… Read More

Holiday Sip & Shop

OceanCliff Dec 08, 2022

Come enjoy a fun evening of cocktails and shopping, featuring local boutiques and designers. Shop… Read More

Nature Drawing Series

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 08, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

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

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland

The Breakers Dec 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022

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

A Rough Point Holiday

Rough Point Museum Dec 09, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023

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

Christmas in Song

Saint Barnabas Church Dec 09, 2022

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Lessons & Carols

St. George's School Dec 09, 2022

For the safety of our community, all attendees must be fully vaccinated. Visitors are expected to be… Read More

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll

Dec 09, 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 09, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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

A Special Holiday Morning Menu - An Adult/Child Cooking Class

Newport Cooks Dec 10, 2022

Bring your favorite young cook(s) or baker(s) and work together to create a delicious holiday… Read More

Aquidneck Growers Market - Saturday

Stoneacre Garden Dec 10, 2022 - Apr 29, 2023

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

Bristol Christmas Festival Weekend

Burnside Building Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022

Head to Bristol for a Magical European-Style Christmas Festival. This two-day event will take place… Read More

Classical Christmas at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church Dec 10, 2022

Classical Christmas at Emmanuel A Community Celebration Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 3PM Emmanuel… Read More

Community Tree Lightening and Decorating

Thompson Middle School Dec 10, 2022

Community Tree Lighting and Decorating, Hosted by the Thompson Middle School PTO Read More

Cozy Autumn Fires and Tasty Treats

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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

Newport Car Museum Hoods Up Weekend

Newport Car Museum Dec 10, 2022

True beauty comes from within; check out the engines on more than 85 magnificent cars in the… Read More

The Chanler Hot Chocolate Bar

The Chanler at Cliff Walk Dec 10, 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

Birt & Harley Jazz Duo

Imago Foundation for the Arts Dec 11, 2022

Chase the blues away as Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) welcomes the hot jazz of John Birt and… Read More

Holiday Craft Fair at the Elks

Newport Elks Dec 11, 2022

Local artisans displaying their creations for sale as gifts for the holidays. Photographers… Read More

Live Music Sundays

Newport Vineyards Dec 11, 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

Music in the Living Room

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Dec 11, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022

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

Children’s Make, Bake & Give - Holiday French Macarons

Newport Cooks Dec 12, 2022

In this annual favorite children’s class we’ll make and bake French Macarons in holiday shapes… Read More

CoWork Mondays

The Huddle Dec 12, 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 12, 2022 - Jan 16, 2023

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