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We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. While a lot has changed, one thing will always remain the same here: We’re doing everything we can to make your visit a safe, healthy and serene one. Our destination was built on compassion, and when you cross the bridge and land on these salty shores we hope you hold that foundation close. Be mindful of others, adhere to local guidelines and policies, and maintain social distancing. 

When you’re ready, The Classic Coast is waiting for you. 

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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.

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.

upcoming events

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Nov 5-Nov 14

Newport Restaurant Week

Join us for another season of Newport Restaurant Week where area restaurants will offer an…

Nov 19 2021-Mar 31 2022

Gurney's Ice Skating Rink

Join us this fall and winter to skate by the sea. The Gurney's Newport skating rink is coming back…

Nov 26

Christmas at Blithewold

Christmas at Blithewold is currently scheduled for November 26th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022, pending…

Dec 1-Dec 31

Christmas in Newport

A month long celebration of the Holiday Season throughout Newport. Enjoy a series of concerts, tree…

Feb 18-Feb 27

Newport Burger Bender

The Newport Burger Bender is currently scheduled for February 18th - 27th, 2022, pending state and…

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Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown RI

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The Most Beautiful Towns in America.

Conde Nast Traveler, 2018
Harbor Sunset

our coastal community

The Classic Coast is made up of nine connected coastal towns. They all share a rich and well-preserved New England history along with an indelible spirit of artistry, hard work, and ambition that's simply, classic.

Newport Aerial Sunset

newport

Founded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is considered to be the shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. A haven for religious dissenters, a critical Colonial Era port city, a thriving artists’ colony, a summer playground for America’s barons of industry during the Gilded Age, home to the U.S. Naval War College and known as America’s First Resort, Newport is a destination like none other.

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Jamestown RI Beavertail Lighthouse

jamestown

Jamestown was incorporated in 1678 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746. Today, Jamestown is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries offering a serene atmosphere.

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Bristol Aerial 2019

bristol

Created in 1685, Bristol embraces its three centuries of rich history which includes being the site of a landmark battle, as a sailing and shipbuilding hub, a critical Colonial Era port and all the while continuing to have the distinction of hosting the oldest, continuous Fourth of July Celebration in America.

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Second Beach Summer

middletown

By our destination’s standards, Middletown was a late bloomer, incorporated in 1743. Just as its name suggests, Middletown is in the “middle” of Aquidneck Island in Newport County, bookended by Portsmouth to the north and Newport to the south.

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Rail Explorers Portsmouth RI

portsmouth

Founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and two other dissenters of the original Boston Colony, Portsmouth is home to many historic sites, public golf courses, marinas, antique shops and more. Portsmouth also encompasses four islands: Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.

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Tiverton Harbor Fall

tiverton

Tiverton was incorporated in 1694 and today, this coastal community seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures. The town is home to one-of-a-kind quaint locally owned boutiques and eateries, many nestled in historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint New England village of 18th century buildings.

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Goosewing Beach Little Compton

little compton

In 1682, the town of Little Compton was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony, which was the first permanent European settlement in New England founded by English Pilgrims. It became part of Rhode Island in 1747 and today is home to the Ocean State’s only official “town common,” listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Warren RI Bike Path Aerial

warren

Settled in 1653 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Warren's working waterfront is one of the oldest in New England with more than 16 miles of shoreline, multiple marine-based industries, and a thriving downtown offering a host of local art and antique shops, waterfront restaurants and more.

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Barrington RI

barrington

Barrington boasts a long, rich history as members of the Mayflower party once called the coastal town home. More than half of the town’s square miles is water, so picturesque waterfront vistas are plenty.

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Fall on Bannister's Wharf

The Best Fairs + Festivals This Fall

There’s an undeniable comfort that comes as the buzz of summer gently fades into autumn on the coast. Crisp air and the sense of renewal; the aromas of a meal crafted with the colors of harvest among…

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