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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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Simmons Farm Goat Hike

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.

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48 Hours in Newport

This Classic Coast is infused with a little bit of everything, and all of it is unforgettable. Who says you can't see and do it all? Your next 48 hours says otherwise.

Biking Ocean Drive Newport RI

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.

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Vieste Fall 2020

Spots for Heated Outdoor Seating

From renovated patios and expanded decks, to brand new eateries constructed with outdoor dining in mind, check out these local spots with heaters and fire pits abound.

Castle Hill Inn Lighthouse Winter

best winter photo spots

If you're willing to brave the cold (trust us, it's worth it), these charming spots have everything that your winter spirit (and maybe your Instagram feed) is craving.

Gurney's Skating Rink

Ice Skating at Gurney's

Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina transforms their North Lawn into a wintry wonderland complete with an ice skating rink as part of the property's Après Skate Winter Wonderland pop-up.

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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.

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.

Elms Mansions

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…