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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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East Bay Bike Path

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.

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.

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.

Surfing Second Beach

Top Surfing Spots

Think: the salt of the sea on your skin after a day chasing the swell. Think: the perfect amount of sunshine and crisp sea breeze. Classic.

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2019 Surfing Summer

Free Summer Activities

From free outdoor concerts, films and festivals, to million dollar views at no charge, this city is packed with exciting things to do without reaching for your wallet.

Black Pearl Outdoor Dining

Al Fresco Places to Eat + Drink

From al fresco patios to seaside bars and even some sidewalks turned dreamy outdoor sanctuaries, these spots have just what you need to relax and indulge.

Skiff Bar

Rooftop Bars for Endless Summer

Whether you're looking for an elevated experience with chic ambiance and a killer view, or you're hoping to kick it back with some oysters and a cocktail, these rooftop bars have you covered.

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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.

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…