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. 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. 

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


Fall Highlights



Happening this week

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Sep 27-Sep 30

Summer Yurts at The Chanler

The Chanler Summer Yurts: A New England Evening Under the Stars There is nothing quite like summer…

Sep 27

Wine + Cheese Sail

Perfect for "date night" or a fun evening out with friends or family, this Newport Harbor cruise…

Sep 24-Oct 3

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Green Animals Topiary Garden will be buzzing this summer when David Rogers’ Big Bugs arrives. Even…

Sep 28-Oct 26

Tiverton Farmers Market

A Local Farmers Market situated right smack in the middle of this cozy town of Tiverton, RI…

Sep 24-Oct 30

Newport Foodies Stroll

Looking for something fun, new, and delicious to do in Newport, Rhode Island? Welcome to Newport…

Sep 29-Oct 13

What's Local Wednesdays

Support local small food and beverage businesses in our family-friendly outdoor marketplace…

Sep 24-Oct 16

Tea and Scones

Get outside with some friends on one of Blithewold’s porches, for a cup of hot tea or iced tea, and…

Sep 24-Nov 28

Rhode Island Red Food Tours

There’s no better way to experience the true taste of Newport than with Rhode Island Red Food Tours!…

Sep 25-Oct 30

Summer Farmers Market

Join us every Saturday in South Pasture for our weekly farmers market! We have a full lineup of…

Sep 26

Mimosa Sail

Calling all Brunch Lovers! Step aboard the Schooner Aurora for a Mimosa Sail and enjoy a relaxing…

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Downtown Newport Aerial View At Night

Full Events Calendar

You already know about the legendary Jazz and Folk Festivals but we’ve also got international boat races, tennis and polo tournaments, film festivals, culinary festivals, Christmas in Newport, lecture…

Black Pearl Patio

65 Places To Eat Outdoors

It's officially patio season in Newport! What better time to experience the area's outdoor dining scene than when the weather is warm and the sea breeze hits just right.

Plate of crab cakes from Flo's Clam Shack in Middletown, RI

Clam Shacks You Can't Skip

There's just something about a humble, dine-in-the-rough clam shack after a day at the beach, the Atlantic still drying on your skin and a paper plate spotted with grease on the rickety picnic table…


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