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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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Gurney's Skating Rink

Ice Skating at Newport Harbor Island Resort

As temperatures drop, Newport Harbor Island Resort transforms their North Lawn into a wintry wonderland complete with an ice skating rink as part of the property's Winter Wonderland pop-up.

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Illuminated Boat Parade

Free Event: Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

Conjure the spirit of the holidays at the annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade with live music and boats decorated in their yuletide's finest dotting the harbor on Friday, November 25.

Marble House Holidays

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

The opulence of Newport's Gilded Age mansions meets the sparkle and magic of Christmas during the return of Holidays at the Newport Mansions on Saturday, November 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023.

Blithewold at Christmas

Christmas at Blithewold

Each year, the historic estate transforms into a sparkling display of Christmas magic to celebrate the season.

Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting

52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting

Make your way to Bowen's Wharf for an enchanting evening of caroling, holiday shopping, and family fun on Saturday, December 3 for the 52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting.

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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…