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Newport and The Classic Coast is a feast for the senses; a veritable banquet of salt air, dappled light, ocean breezes, and creaking floorboards. Honestly, just spending some quiet time staring out at our horizon can feel life changing. Of course, if you want to turn up the volume, our coast is here to paddle, surf, skate, hike, bike, walk, sail, and more. So whatever adventure floats your boat, go find it...and take your time. We’ll be here, opening our doors, cooking up classic meals, and preparing seats by the fire or the harbor’s edge when you’re ready to refuel.

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Biking in tiverton

Guide to Biking In + Around Newport

Whether you're looking for a light and leisurely ride or something a bit more challenging, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Cover more ground and avoid parking…

Ocean Drive 2020

Guide to Parking

Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. Here's everything you need to know.

Newport Vineyards

Wineries & Breweries

Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.

Madeleine Kids Sail

Kid Friendly Activities

From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to scavenger hunt bingo and chances to try sailing, welcome to the time of their lives.

fall must-do's

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Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch Fall

Epic Fall Bucket List

You don't need deep pockets to enjoy your time in Newport (it's okay, we know you were thinking it!) Just because America's wealthiest used to play here back in the day, doesn't mean we don't know how…

Hiking Path That Winds Through Vegetation To The Sea In Newport

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.

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The Elms mansion dining room in Newport RI

National Historic Landmarks

Fascinating history lingers behind every corner here in Newport. From the oldest continually operating lending library in the country to the oldest standing Jewish synagogue in North America, travel…

Downtown Bristol

One Day in Bristol

Your day ahead is filled with tales of a legendary past, classic New England fare, enchanting shops and some of the most scenic sights around.

Rose Island Lighthouse at Night in Newport Rhode Island

Guide to Lighthouses

The Classic Coast is home to nine beacons; all with a storied history, and some still guiding sailors to safe harbor.

White Horse Tavern

Newport's Oldest Places

Walk these cobblestone byways and pass by the oldest synagogue in the country, or step foot in America's oldest tavern.