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CONTENTS 12 Welcome Letter

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Our resorts host some of the most memorable parties. Check out these buzzworthy events from the past season.

A complete guide to great shopping, interesting culture and delectable food nearby, all worth checking out if you are in the mood to explore. by Joey Macari

23 Insider

47 Road Show

17 Social Network

Staff members who help you make memories at our resorts tell us how they plan their own unforgettable vacations. by Camilla A . Herrera

29 Journeys

50 Come Together

Embrace your inner foodie and wine connoisseur at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. by Owen McDonald

70 Child’s Play

58 Dining Out

76 The Spring & Summer Annual

Watch Hill Inn’s duplex accommodations create an ideal environment for a family vacation or group getaway. by Judy Ostrow

Daytime al fresco eating locations where guests can feast on delicious food without ever heading indoors. b y E l i z a b e t h Ke y s e r

64 Best. Day. Ever.

Three couples—and the events managers who helped plan their nuptials—share memories of their special day. Plus romantic spots where you can pop the question. by Malia McKinnon Frame

Attention, parents! With so many activities for the kids, they won’t have time to be bored. b y Ki m Ka v i n

Our full calendar of events, gatherings and experiences designed for you to make the most of your visit during the spring and summer seasons.

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Three Relais & Châteaux luxury properties and destinations that must be added to all discerning bucket lists. b y Ki m Ka v i n

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As we celebrate a major milestone, we set our sights on a season filled with memorable experiences

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Ocean House Hotel Partners

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This year we embark on the next 150 years of providing guests with the singular experience of a coastal New England vacation at Ocean House. The breathtaking views, luxury accommodations and wide range of experiences at all three of our Ocean House Management Collection properties continue to be enhanced by the very highest level of service from our dedicated management and associates, and we all couldn’t be more excited to welcome you this season. One element that makes a stay with us truly unforgettable is spectacular dining, and in this issue we take you on a special tour of all of our outdoor dining outlets, from Ocean House’s Seaside Terrace, with a new vegetarian and vegan menu, to outlets at Weekapaug Inn, just steps from our private beach. We also cover exciting new programs at The Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, and take a look at chef Devin Bozkaya’s new Brasserie restaurant at Weekapaug Inn and the Off the Menu food truck, which officially rolls out this season. Each of our properties has always been a special place for families to enjoy the ultimate seaside escape, and in this issue we highlight the exciting amenities, programs and adventures that we provide our youngest guests. Additionally, the duplex units at Watch Hill Inn are ideal for families, and we take a tour of the “suite life” each accommodation offers in this issue. Finally, there’s nothing like a wedding at Ocean House or Weekapaug Inn, and three couples share the journey of dreams becoming reality with us on their special day. Please enjoy this latest issue, and I look forward to welcoming you as our guest in the season ahead.

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THE WAY I TRAVEL

The people who help you make memories at our resorts tell us how they plan their own unforgettable vacations

What’s the craziest place you’ve discovered by chance? A cabin in Montana, very close to the border with Idaho and Wyoming. The views of the mountains there still fascinate me to this day.

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Guest Relations Manager, Weekapaug Inn What’s your travel-related guilty pleasure? I always have a list of must-try breakfast spots. There is nothing that a side of bacon and coffee can’t fix. Another is finding the most tacky fridge magnet to take back home. What food do you crave most when you’re traveling? Dessert. I love when I find a delicious matcha cheesecake. The best one I tried so far was at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Finish this sentence: A sensational travel experience always includes…getting lost! Who’s your favorite travel companion? My husband and Nayara (our shih-tzu). My mom always says that my dog has traveled more than her.

Favorite travel apps? Skiplagged and Skyscanner for last-minute flights and finding the best deals. Google Trips offers a curated list of places to visit based on your location and you can plan your whole day with it. Hotel Tonight and Booking.com for last-minute rooms. Where’s your hometown and what’s the coolest thing to see there? My hometown is Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on the east tip of the island, where you can see the Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay. There are only five Bio bays in the world and three of them are in Puerto Rico. Isn’t that amazing? What are your best tips for managing jet lag? Traveling overnight and taking Natural Calm magnesium.

What do you like to do during your vacation? I prefer to be active. I am the unapologetic human version of Dora the Explorer. When I am in a new place for few days, I do as much as I can. Then I take a day or two to recover from my vacation. What are your best tips for packing wisely? Check the weather of your destination and select a capsule wardrobe with three matching colors that you can mix and match.

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Robles likes to be active during her travels so she prefers to relax on the plane. She brings motivational books, snacks, earbuds, her iPhone to watch Netflix, hand moisturizer and a neck pillow. And it wouldn’t be a vacation without her camera, gym clothes, sunscreen and pillow spray.

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Morocco, the ultimate dream vacation

Given your profession in luxury hospitality, how do you choose your vacation destinations? I like adventures. I prefer last-minute trips at a bargain price. Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts or rental properties? Definitely hotels. It has to have a great gym facility. I am very picky when it comes to that. What’s the one place that tops your travel bucket list? Morocco. It has exotic and refined architecture, unbeatable symmetry, spices and bright colors. I can easily picture myself strolling around Agadir like a local.

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Alicia Piccolo

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Since Piccolo likes to take in her surroundings when she travels, she always takes her iPhone to take pictures, sketchpad and pens, her favorite leather jacket, an inspiring book, chewing gum, sunglasses, lipstick and her Converse sneakers.

Graphic Design Manager, OHM Collection What are your responsibilities as graphic design manager? I’m responsible for designing and maintaining the printed collateral for Ocean House Management Collection. I also ensure everything meets the brand and Forbes Five-Star standards. What’s your travel-related guilty pleasure? Reading fashion and art magazines. I always buy Vogue and Art In America before getting on a plane. What food do you crave most when you’re traveling? Since I travel mostly to San Francisco to visit family, my first stop is Chinese food at Henry’s Hunan Restaurant. It’s my favorite.

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Finish this sentence: A sensational travel experience always includes…natureinspired walks and taking in local architecture and art.

Tourist destinations or out-of-the-way local haunts? I’m not a big fan of large crowds; out-of-the-way haunts are better. Where’s your hometown and what’s the coolest thing to see there? Westerly, Rhode Island. You can’t miss the beautiful coastline and its beaches. Name your must-listens for a long trip. I listen to the great tenor saxophone player Greg Piccolo. Even though he’s my dad, his music moves me profoundly. He is a very talented man, and he performs during Sunday brunch at Ocean House. When you travel, do you prefer a beach, city or the country? I prefer a city for the culture— art museums, art galleries and live music venues. I also love being in the country for the

hiking, taking in the beautiful scenery and capturing photos. What do you like to do during your vacation? I enjoy being relaxed and not rushed. My job is filled with constant deadlines and it is nice not to push so much while on vacation. I’m an artist and painter, so I love taking photos for inspiration. I’m always observing. Describe a favorite vacation. When I visited my best friend and her family when they lived on an Indian reservation about an hour outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, I got to experience some of the Navajo culture. We took a trek through a slot canyon at Antelope Canyon and visited the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. My favorite part of the trip was going to the Grand Canyon. I experienced a stillness, a peace and quiet that is incomparable. Arizona’s landscape is otherworldly to me. Given your profession in luxury hospitality, how do you choose your vacation destinations? Word of mouth; I have many friends, family and coworkers who travel so it is easy to be inspired by their stories and pictures of places they’ve visited.

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Director of Rooms, Ocean House What’s your travel-related guilty pleasure? Local oysters and craft beer.

Bay, in Alaska. While hiking, we discovered a glacier and it was breathtaking.

Finish this sentence: A sensational travel experience always includes…a two-hour deep-tissue massage.

Name three must-listens for a long trip. TED Talks and The Moth for podcasts. For music, mostly pop songs from the ’80s so I can sing along.

Who’s your favorite travel companion? My wife, and depending on the destination, our ten-pound maltipoo, Ellie. What cities do you have listed in your weather and world clock apps? Anchorage, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Westerly. Where’s your hometown and what’s the coolest thing to see there? Anchorage, Alaska, where the coolest things are the glaciers and the Northern Lights in winter. Once, my wife and I were dropped off by boat at a remote forest in Kachemak

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When you travel, do you prefer the beach, a city or the country? City first, and then the country. Local culture, food and wine are important to me, but I also enjoy the quiet of the countryside. What do you like to do during your vacation? I like to relax and be active. I’m an early riser so my ideal day includes going for a walk around town, a hike in the morning and an afternoon nap. Describe a favorite vacation? It was to Oregon wine country. Oregon produces some

What are your best tips for packing wisely? Roll your clothes so they don’t get wrinkled, or use Ziploc vacuum bags if you’re short on space. What’s the worst thing you forgot when packing for a getaway? One time we forgot a whole suitcase at home! Luckily it was the one with most of our toiletries and other items that were easily replaced. Now we count the number of bags, humans, and dogs when we travel to make sure nothing gets left behind ever again. Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts or rental properties? It depends on the length of stay; for longer trips we like to do rental properties so we can spread out and have a kitchen to prepare some meals, but for shorter stays we love the amenities that a hotel offers. After clearing security, what’s your must-purchase to take on a plane? Water and The Economist magazine. What’s the one place that tops your travel bucket list? Tokyo, and Sukiyabashi Jiro, the legendary threeMichelin-star sushi restaurant in the Tokyo subway.

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A must-see when visiting Alaska: the Northern Lights in winter

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For Artola, travel is a perfect time to recharge, so when she goes away, she always packs her Bluetooth speaker so she can listen to music, her neck pillow, earbuds, a warm vest, lip balm and a lacrosse ball so she “can use it to relieve muscle tension after a long flight.”

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History Lesson Queen Victoria bestowed the name British Columbia on this region, reportedly after France objected to calling it New Caledonia.

Weather Map With an annual mean temperature of 54 degrees, the province’s populated areas are the warmest in all of Canada.

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Natural Resource Glacier National Park is perhaps the best known in British Columbia. It encompasses more than 520 square miles and 131 glaciers.

Golden Ticket There was a gold rush here, too. The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush started in 1857, with 30,000 people hoping to get rich quick.

When explorer James Cook sailed into the Pacific Northwest in the late 1700s, the people he met were the Nuu-chah-nulth, an indigenous community of the Pacific Northwest who respected the land and animal habitats. Their descendants, members of the Ahousaht First Nation, still live by the same cultural principles, so much so that in 2000, UNESCO Above: Menus designated part change with of the region as the seasons, while luxury the Clayoquot permeates Sound throughout the resort. Biosphere

Reserve. The designators called the region a “welcome refuge” with forested valleys that remain “untouched by logging or other industrial development.” Today, it’s possible to explore this area with far more creature comforts than Capt. Cook enjoyed. The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers eco-style safari resort access, working in partnership with the Ahousaht First Nation to ensure that daily tours and adventures are completed in a way that is sustainable and respectful of nature. For instance, full- and half-day

heli-activities can include dropping down to Kennedy Lake and exploring by way of kayaks with a wilderness guide, or checking out sea caves and following wolf tracks (again, with a guide) along a deserted beach. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has just twenty-five guest tents, keeping the human footprint in the area to a minimum. Sixteen of the tents have waterfront views, while others are on a hillside or surrounded by 360-degree rainforest views. When the day’s adventures are done— perhaps a horseback ride, whale watching or fishing— guests can retire to the Healing Grounds Spa for a massage, or to a dinner of contemporary coastal cuisine featuring dishes such as tandoori salmon and Peace

County rack of lamb. The food, of course, is also sustainably harvested, with local fishermen and fishmongers bringing in the day’s catch. Other ingredients come from local foragers who know how to converse in the language of the Ahousaht First Nation, sourcing more than 100 wild foods from the rainforest and foreshore. It’s entirely possible, at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, to spend an afternoon exploring the region the way Capt. Cook did hundreds of years ago, and then sit down to a meal that is completely in keeping with what he may have been offered as he met with indigenous people of the 1700s. As the UNESCO designators so aptly put it, the place is a “welcome refuge” indeed.

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Waze It Los Gatos is in Santa Clara County, to the southwest of San Jose. It’s part of Silicon Valley, with Netflix among the companies that call Los Gatos home.

CALIFORNIA Manresa

Fans of the PBS television series The Mind of a Chef will recognize the name David Kinch: His work led him to share the 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding culinary host. As with many celebrity cooking shows, this one helps viewers understand a chef’s point of view. For Kinch, that means cooking with ingredients that have a “sense of place”—new

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Top: Manresa’s inviting exteriors; David Kinch above: A delectable sashimi dish made with the finest ingredients right: Restaurant entrance

contemporary California, in particular. His is the same type of focus on terroir that has made California’s Napa and Sonoma counties the heart of

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American winemaking. Today Kinch is executive chef at Manresa, a restaurant in Los Gatos, California, that has earned three Michelin stars—making it one among just more than 120 restaurants worldwide to earn that distinction. He once described a menu offering as “a complete tomato and fruit dish where we celebrate diversity, color, size, shape, different cultivators, the complexities and variety of tomatoes,” before adding that it was his take on the humble tomato salad. Manresa’s menu is infused with similar offerings on a rotating basis. Each night is a distinctive tasting experience of the finest ingredients available. This is accomplished by working with local farmers to source from them not just the best products of the season, but the freshest of that same day. The team at Manresa takes a similar approach to wine, with master sommelier Jim Rollston paying particular attention to Old World French vintages from Burgundy, the

Loire Valley and the northern Rhone, as well as to local winemakers in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. “I always seek wines that convey a distinct sense of place that says something about its makers, its origin and the culture that gave rise to it,” Rollston says. For those who prefer liquor to wine, Manresa’s bar offerings—made with ice that is cut in-house daily and served with unique garnishes— can take as long as a year to conceive as cocktails. An Amaro cocktail once offered was made with foraged thistle and local botanicals that bar manager Jason Strich barrel-aged for six months. Call it the mind of a bar manager, perhaps; an evening at Manresa, from cocktail to dessert, is a journey led by some of California’s finest culinary minds.

If You Go For accommodations, try Hotel Los Gatos, which has the styling of a Mediterranean villa. It’s on Main Street, in the heart of Los Gatos.

Barstool Pitch Wine lovers can enjoy a sample of the region’s offerings at Testarossa in Los Gatos. Its tasting room is open daily, and sometimes features live music.

Culture Club The region’s history is on display at NUMU, the New Museum Los Gatos, which offers rotating exhibitions as well as lectures and other events.

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Las Mañanitas Hotel Garden Restaurant & Spa In the 1800s, the Prussian explorer Alexander von Humboldt explored the Americas. He brought a scientist’s eye to his wanderings, becoming one of the first to suggest that South America and Africa may once have been joined, and that human activity was a cause of climate change. As a great thinker, von

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Humboldt was ahead of his time, and he found Cuernavaca, Mexico— south of Mexico City—to be particularly beautiful. His chosen nickname for the place, “The City of Eternal Spring,” remains in the hearts and minds of all who discover the city’s beauty today. Even better: The sense of discovery that von Humboldt

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embodied is alive and well at Las Mañanitas, a luxurious Mexican hacienda that offers guests excursions on the Aztec trail, to the Palace of Cortés and through ruined cities such as Taxco. Just as von Humboldt explored the region for the books he would go on to write, today’s visitors can, say, tour and explore the remains of Xochicalco, which Mayan traders founded around 650 A.D., and grew to a population of about 15,000. Las Mañanitas also brings the region’s history and culture onto its own grounds, with exotic gardens, peacocks strutting around, blue parrots in the trees and sculptures Above: History and by culture suffuse Francisco the exteriors and interiors. left: Local Zúñiga, a culinary traditions beloved are celebrated in adopted the resort’s menus.

son of Mexico whose work has graced displays around the world. Artwork in the resort’s twentyseven tiled-roof colonial suites includes paintings by José Luis Cuevas (a leader of “the breakaway generation” for whom an entire museum is named in Mexico City), Leonardo Nierman (an abstract artist with a strong background in music) and Carlos Mérida (a member of the Mexican muralism movement, whose work was also done in glass and ceramic mosaics). The exhilaration of what a vacation at Las Mañanitas offers comes not only from its location in a place that, for centuries, has begged to be explored, but also from the way history and culture come alive in the resort’s own architecture and styling. The explorer von Humboldt had to log a lot of miles to learn everything that resort guests can touch upon today, all with gourmet food and service at their fingertips.

To Market In the zócalo plazas, you can find everything from performers doing traditional Spanish dances to locals selling honey and crafts.

Flower Power Botany lovers may want to visit in early May, when the Feria de la Flor draws flower producers from all over Mexico in competition for the top prize.

Ancient Oasis Locals have long sought to protect Cuernavaca. Aztec emperors kept summer homes here, and in 1937, the territory was named a Forest Protection Zone.

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Architecture buffs will be baffled by this piece of history in the heart of Newport. This cylindrical stone structure is said to have been built by Vikings 1,000 years ago, but to this day, mystery still surrounds it. Touro Park, Newport, RI

Wickford Village

Whether you enjoy summer shopping along a quaint New England harbor, or visiting America’s oldest wooden lighthouse, the historic Wickford Village has something to offer every tourist. 55 Brown St., North Kingstown, RI; wickfordvillage.org

Above: Exploring at the Mystic Seaport Museum; right: The pre-Revolutionary-era Babcock-Smith Museum

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Take a self-guided tour of this historic street lined with colonial-era architecture, including the John Brown House, the RISD Museum and the Providence Athenaeum.

Benefit St., Providence, RI; visitrhodeisland.com

Narragansett Towers

This nineteenth-century landmark is a must-see. Overlooking the Atlantic, the Towers now hosts live music, dance and special events. 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; thetowersri.com

Newport Mansions

Step into the Gilded Age by visiting these historic properties along

Bellevue Avenue. From the Breaker’s Mansion, built by the Vanderbilts, to the supposedly haunted Belcourt Castle, there is something for everyone craving a blast from Rhode Island’s luxurious past. Newport, RI; newportmansions.org

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Learn about the history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut; a life-size diorama of a recreated sixteenth-century village, and more, are on display. 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT; pequotmuseum.org

Mystic Museum of Art

This flagship museum has served the arts community in Mystic for 100 years, and its four galleries embody the same artistic and creative spirit as the key figures they showcase. 9 Water St., Mystic, CT; mysticmuseumofart.org

Mystic Seaport Museum

Museums

On display here is America’s oldest commercial ship, the Charles W. Morgan. Having made a successful voyage on the seas in 2014, this whaleship, built in 1841, serves as the flagship for the Museum. 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT; mysticseaport.org

Babcock-Smith Museum

Tomaquag Indian Museum

Dating back to 1734, this former home of future postmaster Joshua Babcock was once visited by Benjamin Franklin and has many antique treasures on display. 124 Granite St., Westerly, RI; babcocksmithhouse.org

This one-of-a-kind Native American museum was recognized by Michelle Obama and received the prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service. It is the only curated museum in the state dedicated to indigenous peoples. 390 Summit Rd., Exeter, RI; tomaquagmuseum..org

Watch Hill Lighthouse & Museum

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1806, this lighthouse and museum is a small time capsule of life in this seafaring community. Guests

Hike the stunning trails at this national wildlife preserve and take in its seasonal splendor.

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Casual Upscale Bouchard Restaurant & Inn

Above: “Wealth of Nature” by Yana Movchan, Lily Pad Gallery; below: Scallops at The Brasserie at Weekapaug Inn

Refined and homey, this restaurant’s eclectic French menu offers signature preambles froides, or cold dishes, like pâte de foie and carpaccio de filet mignon, along with plats principaux like filet de porc aux poivrons rouges and magret de canard. Bon appetit! 505 Thames St., Newport, RI; bouchardnewport.com

The Brasserie can view artifacts from that time period and take in breathtaking views of the ocean. 14 Lighthouse Rd., Westerly, RI; watchhilllighthousekeepers .org

Theater & Music Chorus of Westerly

You don’t have to go to Westminster Abby to hear a powerful chorus. Experience uplifting orchestral music right here in New England, through June. Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI; chorusofwesterly.org

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Named after America’s only playwright to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, this theater is the birthplace of Broadway hopefuls such as In the Heights, Fences, Avenue Q and The House of Blue Leaves. 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, CT; theoneill.org

Goodspeed Opera House With two Tony Awards,

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and more than twenty productions exported to Broadway, including Annie and Man of La Mancha, this theater on the shore of the Connecticut River stages shows through December. 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT; goodspeed.org

Granite Theatre

A former nineteenth-century church, this theater company produces high-quality comedies, plays, musicals and cabarets for all ages to enjoy. 1 Granite St., Westerly, RI, granitetheatre.com

Salt Marsh Opera

Professional, accessible and inspiring opera, only a short distance from Ocean House. Witness epics, tragedies and romances performed at this local landmark. 65 Cutler St., Stonington, CT; saltmarshopera.org

Theatre By The Sea

This barn theater once welcomed Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx, and has continued to deliver exciting musicals and children’s programming. This summer’s season includes

performances of Newsies and Singin’ in the Rain. 364 Cards Pond Rd., Wakefield, RI; theatrebythesea.com

Art Avondale Arts

Here you can take a class in painting, enjoy a lecture, workshop or trunk show, shop for homemade jewelry, and peruse displayed works by local artists. 95 Watch Hill Rd., Westerly, RI; avondalearts.com

The Charlestown Gallery

This art gallery rotates regional and contemporary art, sculpture and photo exhibits through its schedule. One-on-one and office consultations also offered. 5000 South County Trail, Charlestown RI; charlestowngalleryri.com

Lily Pad Gallery

Representing a collection of acclaimed artists, this gallery displays museumquality abstract, landscape and still life works. 1 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; lilypadgallery.com

The Weekapaug Inn’s latest culinary endeavor offers a warm and inviting setting where diners can enjoy French classics and European-inspired dishes. Think French onion soup, tuna niçoise, duck leg confit, coq au vin and bouillabaisse. 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI; weekapauginn.com

Bridge

Nestled along the Pawcatuck is this local mainstay. Sample from their raw bar while enjoying the view from the patio then head indoors

for hearty gastropub fare. 37 Main St., Westerly, RI; bridgeri.com

COAST

Focused on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, bold menus, unmatched service and an extraordinary wine list, this fine dining destination at Ocean House makes for an exceptional culinary experience. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, RI; oceanhouseri.com

Engine Room

Indulge in a can’t-miss meal at this new hot spot, boasting the area’s largest bourbon selection and sixteen draft beers on tap. They have perfected the art of the all-American burger, which can be prepared bloody (medium rare), rosy (medium), crushed (medium well) or hippie (smoked local tofu). 14 Holmes St., Mystic, CT; engineroomct.com

Essex Clipper Dinner Train

Ride in a vintage 1920’s locomotive through the Connecticut River Valley while being served an elegant four-course meal. The two-hour (plus) experience transports you

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Mamma Luisa Ristorante Italiano

Family owned since 1992, this restaurant brings a little piece of Bologna to Newport. Step inside and you are transported to the countryside, where a glass of red and the house’s signature gnocchi with ricotta, arugula and marinara (a family recipe) will do just fine. 673 Thames St., Newport, RI; mammaluisa.com

Latitude 41° Restaurant

This tavern delivers New American seafood fusion, and at the Shipyard Tavern, guests can enjoy some of the freshest, innovative ales on the East Coast. Try the prosciutto flatbread with fig jam, gorgonzola and arugula, or the lobster pot pie; both are sure to please. 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT; coastalgourmetct.com/ latitude41

This family-owned restaurant and Watch Hill classic continues to serve up crowd-pleasing favorites. Find out what everyone is raving about, including “complimentary sunsets,” an extensive artisan wine list and classic New England dishes. 74 Bay St., Watch Hill, olympiatearoom.com

The Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn

Inspired by the Rhode Island coast, The Restaurant uses

Mango’s Wood Fired Pizza Co. Above: Olympia Tea Room.; right: Ice cream at Mango’s Wood Fired Pizza

seasonal, locally raised and harvested produce to serve elegant familiar dishes. Here you can enjoy fine New England fare and views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic just beyond. 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI; weekapauginn.com

in Rhode Island. Relish in old-world flavors from Spain, like its paella for two, gazpacho or rack of lamb, all washed down with a glass of its famous sangría. 1144 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; spainri .com

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Stoneacre Brasserie

Executive Chef Salvador invites you to taste a little bit of his home—right here

Below: Signature chowder at the Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn

This quaint, upscale Newport restaurant features a small, seasonal menu using ingredients from local, environmentally responsible farmers, butchers and anglers. It offers an impressive French wine list and powerhouse cocktails, too. 28 Washington Sq., Newport, RI; stoneacrebrasserie.com

Brothers Stefan Ambrosch and Ben Hall set up shop in Olde Mistick Village in 2009 and have been serving wood-fired pizza ever since. To further entice the community with its fresh recipes and authentic fare, Mango’s recently moved across the street and opened Mango’s Ice Cream at its original location. 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; mangospizza.com

Pizzeria Longo

Samurai Noodle Bar and Grill

Italian

When you walk into a pizza place and see exposed brick, wood detailing and massive steel ovens, you know it’s going to be good. Longo serves up “Italian Soul Food” like cacio e pepe, chicken parm, and pizza with all your favorite fixins’, using only the freshest ingredients. 84 High St. and 12 Canal St., Westerly, RI pizzerialongo.com

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Amigo’s Taqueria & Tequila

Fresh, homemade pastas and Mediterranean-inspired dishes are the name of the game at this upscale nuovo Americano restaurant. People rave about the friendly atmosphere, inviting outdoor patio in warmer months and local seafood items. 20 East Main St., Mystic, CT; bravobravoct.com

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With can’t-beat lunch deals and a relaxed atmosphere, Koi is the place for the perfect sushi dining experience. We hear the Banana Roll (fried banana with spicy tuna on top) is a must-try. 65 High St., Westerly, RI; koijapaneserestaurantri .com

Johnny’s Peking Tokyo

At this Japanese-Asian fusion staple, you’re sure to get fresh sushi, whether packed neatly into a roll or served simply as sashimi. You’ll enjoy the pleasing plating and cultural atmosphere. 12 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; johnnysushibar.com

Locals are celebrating the opening of this new ramen and Asian-fueled barbecue joint, where noodles are made in-house daily and more than eighteen beers are on tap. 27 West Main St., Mystic, CT; samurainoodlemystic.com

Mexican

When you’re looking for authentic Mexican, you won’t have to look far. Its tequila repertoire is impressive, the antojitos (appetizers and small plates) are inventive and fresh, and taco options are hard to pass up. 2 Canal St., Westerly, RI; amigosri.com

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Savor the decadent richness of these homemade truffles and assorted chocolates and candies. made fresh every day. Good news for travelers: They ship. 59 Tom Harvey Rd., Westerly, RI; hauserchocolates.com

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Above: The Coast Guard House; right: Oyster Club; below: Sift Bake Shop

Milagro Café

This cozy and bright locale, offering a modern take on Mexican classics, spices up coastal New England. Try the margaritas and the fish tacos, and leave room for the tres leches cake. 142 Water St., Stonington, CT; milagrocafect.com

Perro Salado

Inspired Mexican is the rule at this quaint eatery, housed in a traditional Colonial with a covered patio. The food and drinks are creative, fresh and simple, made with ingredients sourced locally. 19 Charles St., Newport, RI; perrosalado.com

Refreshments Biologic+

Get your juice on at this quick fix market. Aside from cleanses and cold-pressed juices, you can find prepared snacks, nut milks and smoothies, perfect for the health-conscious on the go. 12B Cottrell St., Mystic, CT; biologicplus.com

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The Candy Box

Founded in 1955, it boasts a sweet selection of hard and soft candies, chocolate turtles and old-fashioned fudge. This Watch Hill landmark is a must-visit on your way to the nostalgic Flying Horse Carousel, America’s oldest. 14 Fort Rd., Watch Hill, RI; candyboxwatchhill.com

Dave’s Coffee

Grab an espresso or cold brew, or even a nitro coffee on tap at this institution, where beans are roasted daily and by hand. Don’t pass up the baked goods; rumor has it they are legendary. 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; davescoffeestore.com

Deviant Donuts

There is nothing evil about these housemade treats; they come with playful toppings like fruity pebbles, toasted coconut and even candied bacon. If one is your limit, try the galaxy donut. 27 Coogan Blvd., Building 7B, Mystic, CT; Instagram: @deviantdonuts

Carrying on the Mystic tradition of the early 1800s, this ice cream store hand-mixes every batch of the sweet treat, with flavors like Kona coffee, Vermont maple nut and southern peach. They also make soda floats, shakes and fresh-fruit smoothies. 2 West Main St., Mystic, CT; mysticdrawbridgeicecream .com

Sift Bake Shop

This French bakery adds a little TLC into everything they bake in-house daily. From savory items like quiches and croissants to assorted sweet macarons and cookies, there’s a little something for every craving. 5 Water St., Mystic, CT; siftbakeshopmystic.com

Seafood 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

Nestled along a cobblestone pathway overlooking the Newport Harbor is this elegant dining destination with a well-rounded menu and ample wine list. The cooked-to-perfection filet mignon with a mushroom bordelaise is a local favorite. 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; 22bowens.com

The Coast Guard House

1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI; themooringrestaurant.com

Oyster Club

This fresh seafood hub sources from more than twenty farms, including Hidden Brook and Stone Acres. In summer, try the Treehouse. Situated above the Oyster Club, its menu celebrates New England seasonal classics like quahog chowder and fresh catch from local waters. 13 Water St., Mystic, CT; oysterclubct.com

A former U.S.C.G. perch in the 1800s, this waterfront spot has been serving seafood since the 1940s. Start your meal the traditional way, by sharing the ice crusher— twelve oysters, twelve littlenecks and six shrimp. 40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; thecoastguardhouse.com

Dog Watch Café

This popular spot boasts a raw bar, delicious surf and turf, a large craft beer selection and a gorgeous view of the harbor. 194 Water St., Stonington, CT; dogwatchcafe.com

Matunuck Oyster Bar

With a sprawling menu of fresh “pond to plate” items, food here is sourced from the vegetable and oyster farm next to the eatery’s doors. Grab a table on the waterfront dining terrace, just feet from where the oysters are caught. 629 Succotash Rd., South Kingstown, RI; rhodyoysters .com

The Mooring

This restaurant located on Bowen’s Wharf prides itself on top-of-the-catch seafood, an award-winning wine list and unmatched water views. We suggest popping in on Wednesdays for raw bar specialties.

Red 36

Indulge in seafood Mystic is known for, including lobster rolls, ceviche and a raw bar bursting with oysters, clams and more. A second-floor dining room and deck is available for private events. 2 Washington St., Mystic, CT; red36ct.com

The Sea Goose

With an abundance of fresh, local seafood sourced from docks in neighboring towns, this spot is an excellent choice for fresh fare. The red shrimp from Stonington and Tautog (blackfish) from Point Judith have been widely praised. Start with one of their creative cocktails. 265 Post Rd., Westerly, RI; theseagoose.com

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New England seafood here is prepared with South American accents. We recommend the seafood paella with monkfish, shrimp, mussels and Spanish chorizo. 1 Holmes St., Mystic, CT; sp-oyster.com

Vineyards & Breweries Beer’d Brewing Company

With offerings like Cold as Weisse and Gose Eagle sours, and Hashtags of the Rich and Famous and Check Out My Trapper Keeper IPAs, this microbrewery delivers exciting flavors with clever names. 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, CT; beerdbrewing.com

Barley Head Brewery

This nanobrewery cultivates a selection of brews infused with fresh-grown, organic ingredients to ensure peak taste. It also hosts an Art Series each month, so you can appreciate it and the art of a perfect beer at the same time. 12 Water St., Mystic, CT; barleyheadbrewery.com

Cottrell Brewing Company

Charlie Buffum founded this brewery in 1997 with a simple mantra: “Better Beer,” made with fresh, quality ingredients. Cottrell’s handcrafted ales are named after historic colonial landmarks and events. 100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck, CT; cottrellbrewing.com

Grey Sail Brewing

Eleven is the lucky number for this brewery. Its first batch of Flagship, its award-winning cream ale, was brewed on 11/11/11, and has continued to inspire and excite locals with its bold flavors and its signature maritime look. Try Hazy Day ale, perfect for lounging beachside with pals. 63 Canal St., Westerly, RI; greysailbrewing.com

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Open year-round, this vineyard settled in charming North Stonington, where it creates Connecticut wine with Napa Valley roots. Its breathtaking twenty-acre plot welcomes daily tours, events and tastings led by a

dedicated and passionate team of wine connoisseurs. 74 Chester Main Rd., North Stonington, CT; jedwardswinery.com

trying fine wines of New England. 523 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, CT; stoningtonvineyards.com

Langworthy Farm Winery

Whaler’s Brewery

This bed and breakfast hosts wine tastings, special events like Oysters on Deck in late June and was once the home of nineteenth-century Governor Samuel Ward. The stunning property sits only a half mile away from the beach. 308 Shore Rd., Westerly, RI; langworthyfarm.com

Saltwater Farm Vineyards In 2001, the Revolutionary farming property, which existed as an airfield in the 1930s, was restored as a vineyard through preservationist efforts. Since then, Saltwater has curated fine wines and offered tours and tastings. 349 Elm St., Stonington, CT; saltwaterfarmvineyard.com

Stonington Vineyards

This vineyard, best known for its fermented Chardonnay, holds its annual Harvest Food & Wine Festival in September. Take a relaxing tour while

Below: An array of ceramics and glassware at Adore; right: Displays at Coco & Lala

This brewing company was voted “Best Pale Ale” in the U. S. two years ago. Private events can be booked at the brewery year-round, and dogs are encouraged, so bring your best friends for a good beer and an even better time. 1174 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI; whalers.com

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The designer infuses her artistic sensibility into each piece, which makes this store a go-to for those looking for the perfect statement piece. 100 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; christinastankard.com

Coco & Lala

This beachy boutique carries chic summer staples like beachwear and jewelry for both mom and baby. 103 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI, Instagram: @cocoandlalawatchhill

Adore

Owners Deborah and Rick Kollmeyer scour the markets of the world to bring unique pieces to your walls, closet and living spaces. Browse the European furniture, fine art, fabrics and more for one-ofa-kind finds. 26 West Main St., Mystic, CT; adore.world

Book Barn

Bibliophiles have something to celebrate. With more than 500,000 titles on display, this charming shop by the beach spread over four locations is the perfect spot to browse old books and current bestsellers. Make sure to pet the friendly feline roaming about the shop. Main Barn, 41 West Main St., Niantic, CT; bookbarnniantic.com

Christina Limited

Shop your favorites like Free People, Eliza B., and Lilly Pulitzer at this friendly seaside shop. Grab one of its Boho-chic totes, or homemade, eco-friendly soaps, candles and fragrances to round out your “that’s-so-me” aesthetic. 1 Canal St., Westerly, RI; christinaltd.com

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Curated

Owner Pamela StoneDuggan’s whimsical style has been featured on HGTV and Lifestyles Magazine; her shop is the go-to for those seeking fine art, luxury goods, artisancrafted jewelry, textiles, ceramics and more. 29 W. Main St., Mystic, CT; curated.world

Diane’s at Watch Hill

This resort shop has been in business since 1990, and has casualwear, handmade jewelry and beach gear on display. 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; dianesboutiqueofri .com

Elizabeth McKay

This fashion house offers vibrant prints and colors, timeless silhouettes and classic looks that will remain in style year after year. 101 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; emckay.com

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locations offering a browseworthy selection of on-trend styles, all made in the USA. Items by top designers are sure to jazz up your closet. 117 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; 381 Thames St., Newport, RI; 11 Cottrell St., Mystic, CT; rochellesboutique.com

Natural beauty meets natural ingredients at this maker of herbal skincare products. Schedule an in-boutique facial or shop the scented soaps, masks, lotions and more. 144 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; farmaesthetics .com

Saltzman’s Watches

Whether shopping for a timepiece or need one repaired, look no further. This family has been in business for more than seventy years, and the shop carries such brands as Breitling, Luminox and Victorinox Swiss Army. 117 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI; saltzmanswatches.com

Galapagos Boutique

Look your very best for casual days and glam nights by shopping here. Pick from a selection of timeless accessories and shoes to complete your outfit. 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; galapagosboutique.com

Grand & Water

Owner Deborah Norman knows how to make antiquing fun. Through the display of carefully selected pieces, Norman helps clients see how antiques can pop as part of any décor aesthetic. 135 Water St., Stonington, CT; grandandwater.com

Gray Goose Cookery

With cookware, appliances and gourmet food, this expansive kitchen store offers something for those who enjoy culinary arts— newbies and experts alike. Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; graygoosecookery.com

Highpoint Home

Vintage furniture and one-ofa-kind decorative items are big draws to this well-stocked boutique owned by designer Kaitlin Smith. Whether it’s a signature throw or a Lucite chair, customers will find something to take home. Interior design consultations offered. 6 Fort Hill Rd., Watch Hill, RI; highpointhomedecor.com

Hungry Palette

Select from antiques,

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Above: Lilly Pulitzer; below: Gifts from Style Newport’s new canine line

exquisite fabrics and more at this coastal mainstay. Its unique textiles have been featured in Elle Décor and Vogue magazines. 105 Water St., Stonington, CT; stoningtonboroughct.com

J McLaughlin

Since 1977, this shop has provided that classic All-American look you crave. The store is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which gives you a lot of chances to purchase your stripes, your prints and straw hats for the season. 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; jmclaughlin.com

Kiel James Patrick

The essence of New England, personified. Shop for women’s and men’s clothing, monogrammed items, signature jewelry like classic cotton knot bracelets, pet accessories and more. The shop’s preppy American style has a loyal following. 3 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; kieljamespatrick.com

Lilly Pulitzer

Stock up on your favorite bright, floral prints for that true prepster look, and inject your summer wardrobe with the classic but never stuffy style of this beloved brand. 471 Thames St., Newport, RI; lillypulitzer.com

Marc Allen

Marc Allen understands men’s fashion. His Italianinspired collection comprising custom and tailormade shirts, trousers, suits and more is exactly the wardrobe change you desire. 142 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; marcalleninc.com

Savoy Bookshop & Café

Readings, book signings and a cozy café enhance the experience of browsing bestsellers, children’s books and classics. Be sure to visit its sister store, Bank Square Books, in Mystic. 10 Canal St., Westerly, RI; 53 West Main St., Mystic, CT; banksquarebooks.com

Sea Bags

Old sails are repurposed and made into beautiful bags. Durable and whimsical, they are the perfect accessory for your summer travel plans. 36 West Main St., Mystic, CT; seabags.com

Rochelle’s Boutique

A one-stop shop in several

The Velvet Mill

Within this nineteenthcentury converted mill you’ll find a small brewery, a cheese shop, boutiques, galleries and artist studios. 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, CT; americanvelvetmill.com

Toci

Nothing feels quite as toasty as cashmere. Choose from styles by various designers, and selections in silk and pima cotton. It’s never too late to start checking off items on your holiday list. 18 Franklin St., Newport, RI; thisistoci.com

WH2O

Peacock feather bow ties, yarn starfish and fabulous textiles? Sounds like our kind of store. This whimsical shop right around the corner sells gifts, jewelry, home décor and accessories sourced from artisans and artists from around the world. 92 Bay St., Westerly, RI; wh2ocollection.com

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Mystic Disc

Browse vintage and rare vinyls ranging from rock and jazz to R&B and folk. This record store also buys old records, refurbished turntables, amps and speakers, and other resources from a much simpler, cooler time. 10 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT; mysticdisclp.com

gold, leather or rubber chains with a customary signal flag, anchor or cleat pendant look just as good on land. 306 Thames St., Newport, RI; stylenewport.com

Style Newport

You can now wear your love of all things nautical—and so can your dog—with gifts from this shop. Bracelets and necklaces in dazzling sterling,

This fun park has attracted families for decades. The bumper boats are a great way to beat the heat, while the go-karts and Big Air Jumper are an adrenaline rush. Cool down with a sweet treat from Burdick’s Ice Cream afterward. 112 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett, RI; adventurelandri.com

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Waters and Patti Smith. This year’s festival will be held July 26–28. Fort Adams State Park; Newport, RI; newportfolk.org

While Mystic is a seafaring town, tourists can get closer to nature by visiting this non-profit educational center’s natural history museum, wildlife sanctuary, hiking and bird-watching trails, educational programs and adjoining Coogan Farm. 109 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, CT; dpnc.org

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The Dinosaur Place

Go back in time with forty life-sized dinosaurs, a Jurassic Moon Bounce and a T-Rex maze. Make sure to bring your swimsuit for fun in New England’s largest Splashpad. 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT; naturesartvillage.com

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The Fantastic Umbrella Factory

This nineteenth-century farmyard turned international bazaar includes flower gardens, a café, artists studios, a candy store and so much more. 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; fantasticumbrellafactory .com

Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory

See the sky at sunset in a whole new light at this observatory, nature center and sky theater. 61 Park Ln., Charlestown, RI; frostydrew.org

Mystic Aquarium

Check out the nation’s leading aquarium, home to beluga whales, endangered African penguins and a vast array of marine life. Children can interact with rays and sharks at the touch pools. Make time for the sea lion show and various feedings. 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; mysticaquarium.org

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Home to hundreds of animals like snow leopards, African elephants, giraffes, red wolves and some endangered species, this zoo is one of the nation’s oldest and has been recognized for its conservation efforts. Other notable attractions include a new soaring eagle zip ride, a train trip through the woodlands and camel rides. 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI; rwpzoo.org

Sail Trim Again

Sail with Capt. Jack Spratt on his classic wooden gaff sailboat, and catch views of Rhode Island’s coast. Perfect for a romantic date, anniversary, engagement or family outing; available for a half or full day’s charter. salt-trim-again.com

Stonington Farmers Market

This summer market offering locally produced, organic foods and prepared meals is held on the town docks every Saturday in May through October. Stonington, CT Facebook: stonington-village-farmersmarket

The “granddaddy of all music festivals,” this festival is also held at Fort Adams State Park, and will be held Aug. 2–4, the weekend following the Folk Festival. Blankets, standard-sized coolers and lawn chairs are encouraged; bring cash for the beer and wine garden. Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI; newportjazz .org

Terra Firma Farm

Seeking to educate and inspire children, this community farm offers camps and ways to learn about farm life. After a sustainability lesson, treat them to a glass of organic chocolate milk at The Creamery. 564 Norwich-Westerly Rd., N. Stonington, CT; terrafirmafarm.com

EVENTS Newport Oyster Festival

Sample over a dozen different types of oysters from multiple restaurants right on the wharf from Saturday, May 18, to Sunday, May 19. Opening night party on Friday, May 17. Tickets can be purchased in advance for specific hour slots; event features live music, beverages and a lively shopping scene. 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; bowenswharf.org

Newport Folk Festival

Held at Fort Adams State Park, America’s premier folk-music festival has hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Roger

River Glow

Gather on Aug. 3 for this annual Westerly tradition, where spectators enjoy a dazzling bonfire display lighting up the Pawcatuck River. The popular event also features fire jugglers, live music, face painting, food vendors and more. Donahue Park, Westerly, RI; westerlychamber.org

Sailfest New London

Sailfest returns to Waterfront Park July 12–14. Marvel at ships docked on the water while taking in more than 200 street vendors and enjoying carnival rides. Plus, there’s fireworks, too. 5 Waterfront Park, New London, CT; sailfest.org

Summer Pops

Newport Polo

Established in 1876, America’s first polo club invites teams from the U.S. and around the world to compete during its summer season. Enjoy the après-polo socials and mark your calendar for the International Polo Charity Ball at Marble House on Aug. 2. nptpolo.com

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Film buffs will appreciate a break from the beach by attending screenings and talks with recognized filmmakers. This is the largest public film festival in New England, to be held Aug. 6–11, and a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Various screenings take place across the state. film-festival.org

The world-renowned Chorus of Westerly and Pops Festival Orchestra will entertain a lawn of hundreds with performances of classic and modern works. This free event, on June 22, is not to be missed. Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI; chorusofwesterly.org

Taste of Mystic

Foodies rejoice! All your favorite participating Mystic restaurants gather at Olde Mistick Village starting June 8 to share some yummy eats. The weekend-long event will also feature live bands and a beer garden. 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT; tasteofmystic.com

Waterfire

Watch as Providence lights up. This public-art showcase features nearly 100 bonfires along three separate river passageways in the heart of downtown. Hosted on multiple evenings, the spectacle begins around sunset and lasts to around midnight. 475 Valley St., Providence, RI; waterfire.org

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pring and summer are the perfect time of year for touring the countryside. The rush of discovery quickens your pulse even more in a posh performance car, like those available free to guests through our partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn guests need only reserve with the concierge and zip off. To put a little gas in your tank, here are two suggested routes to fuel your imagination.

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Cultural History W E S T E R LY, S T O N I N GT O N, M Y S T I C, N E W L O N D O N ( Distance: Watch Hill to New London = 45-mile round trip )

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This little town (blink and you’ll miss it) is big in character, as you’ll find in the stacks at Savoy Bookshop and Café. Order a Dirty Chai tea and some Belgian sugar waffles, pick a book and sip in the serenity.

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There’s something about a vineyard that inspires a visit, especially when wine is being served. Vintages from Saltwater Farm Vineyard, the spry seasonal producer (located in a restored airplane hangar from the 1930s) include a zesty Cabernet Rosé and a fragrant Estate Cabernet Franc. Enjoy a tasting while noshing on a selection of cheese from local purveyors. Note: reservations recommended.

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Not a fan of museums? Good, because Mystic Seaport is so much more. Nautical exhibits and programming are incomparable and you can explore the Charles W. Morgan, last of the 200-year-old American whaling fleet, now fully restored. While you’re in the neighborhood check out the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. And make note of the new M Bar; you may want to pop in for supper on your way back to Ocean House.

Take in coastal history of Connecticut lighthouses on board a Cross Sound Cruise, followed by leisurely stroll down Bank Street, where you’ll discover mansions and historic homes dating to pre-Revolutionary times. Just three miles away in Groton is the Naval Submarine Base New London. It’s an eye-opening afternoon among America’s advanced sub fleet.

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atural beauty and unforgettable experiences coexist nicely in the region surrounding Weekapaug Inn. Should you choose to explore off-property, point your Mercedes-Benz due north to Route 49, where you’ll pass stunning vistas as you enter Connecticut. Pack a picnic and bring hiking boots, and you may want to throw in your lucky gambling shoes, too. A rousing adventure awaits.

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This charming historic town is home to the Voluntown Peace Trust, founded in the 1950s to oppose nuclear weapons testing. Today, the VPT’s lovely wooded setting hosts events related to social good, conservation and sustainability. A river runs through nearby Pachaug State Forest, the largest of its kind in Connecticut, ingeniously managed for maximum fun. As a lighthiking and mountain-biking destination, this is heaven. If you happen to be traveling with a companion in a wheelchair, the famed Rhododendron Sanctuary Trail is handicap-accessible and utterly brilliant from spring through fall. After connecting with nature, visit Buttonwood Farm, a sweet spot where ice cream is made fresh every day.

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Not far from the refinement of Ocean House is more of an Ocean’s 11 experience, the Foxwoods Resort Casino. This gaming and entertainment complex rises like a citadel from the dense forests of the Mashantucket-Pequot Tribal Nation reservation in Ledyard. After some baccarat and a show, try the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for its life-sized dioramas of Native American life in early Connecticut.

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COME TOGETHER Embrace your inner foodie and wine connoisseur at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts

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onathan Feiler was once a rising young chef at Boston’s bygone legend of French cuisine, Maison Robert. It was there that his wine enlightenment took root. The way Feiler tells the tale, a manager he knew at the restaurant was partial to Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, and it made him curious. His training at the Culinary Institute of America had covered wine but Feiler’s thirst for knowledge had only since grown. Why, he wondered does a connoisseur crave a specific red from the Northern Rhône region? They shared a glass, chatted about it and compared notes. It was then, after a final sip, that Feiler knew his future would be in viticulture. He never looked back. Today, Feiler shares his insights daily as Wine Director for OHM Collection. Together with the Director of Culinary Education, they make the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts (CWCA) at Ocean House unique in New England—and in the wider hospitality industry—for redefining guest experiences through culinary discovery. The notion proves tempting even before cooking class begins. The CWCA itself looks like a spread from Architectural Digest with its mix of stone, glass and antique wood, framing

Opposite page: Prepare to acquire new techniques in the kitchen using nature's bounty while learning how to taste and distinguish wines from around the world. Come join our local experts in a food and wine tour that will leave you feeling like a culinary master.

a gorgeous Gaggenau demonstration kitchen. The space is purpose-built for food and wine education, pursued in an easygoing way that makes even shy guests happy to join in. It is in this setting that the culinary team at Ocean House works closely with Feiler to develop classes that capture the imagination. “We’ve launched a new set of educational experiences in the CWCA that are more hands-on than anything previously done, with an increasing focus on families and younger guests in general,” says Daniel Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director for OHM Collection. It’s clear from a sampling of the CWCA’s spring and summer 2019 classes that creativity is first on the menu.

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Given the CWCA’s new hands-on approach, guests are no longer spectators at demonstrations but rather participants in the creation of many diverse dishes. This grew from past deep dives into regional offerings and “culinary tourism,” as requested by OHM guests. New ideas were formulated, then elevated to the level of Relais & Châteaux élan that Ocean House guests expect.

“We’ve gone back to the fundamentals of preparing and cooking a gourmet meal with others,” Hostettler says. “It has really caught on, not just with guests but with our local community. You don’t get the recipe until the end. The chef explains the history of the dish, its ingredients, then everyone rolls up their sleeves, puts aprons on and gets to work making the dish together.” Along the way guests learn kitchen knife skills, seasoning and different cooking techniques. It’s so much fun that people hardly realize they’re gaining useful knowledge. Underscoring the ever-changing “curriculum” is an authenticity that the team has baked into everything at the CWCA. “We’ve taken any hint of pretentiousness out,” Hostettler says. “People want to be comfortable. We’ve put a lot of thought into that.” Whether you visit in May or August, here’s what guests can expect this season at the CWCA. BOLD PAIRINGS White with fish and red with meat? Not necessarily. The CWCA is teaching guests to drink what they like, and suggesting inspired pairings to surprise and delight the palate.

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FAVORITE THINGS Fun wine talk with Jonathan Feiler

Q: What’s the best wine you’ve ever had? A: That’s easy. It was a 1990 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone. Blew my mind. It had textures, flavors and aromas I had never experienced. We carry it in the Ocean House cellar. Q: What’s your own go-to summer wine? A: There’s a little nugget of land in Chablis called Saint Bris, the only place in Burgundy where they’re allowed to grow Sauvignon Blanc. It’s between $9 and $12 a bottle. It’s an easy-drinking wine with some complexity. Nothing fancy, but off the beaten path for sure. Q: What wine and junkfood pairing is your guilty pleasure? A: I love sparkling wine, especially cava or prosecco, with potato chips. Or even [with] oven pizza. It magically transforms those foods. —OM

INVITING INGREDIENTS Learn how in-season produce and protein reflecting the local area’s terroir create flavorful sustainability. SEAFOOD CELEBRATIONS Ocean House benefits from the bounty of the sea. Guests shuck the freshest oysters and learn to filet fish, among other aqua-food super skills. PASTA PALOOZA Making pasta is the most fun you can have with dough, and the CWCA way conveys all the secrets you’ll need to become a pasta prodigy. PERFECT PRESENTATIONS Sip one of Feiler's hand-picked wines as the chef shows how to beautifully plate your CWCA creations, right before devouring them.

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From epicurean resort activities open to all guests, to private functions for which the CWCA can be reserved in advance, the emphasis is always on making great memories through unforgettable food experiences.

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While the chef leads foraging expeditions and classes, the sommelier is equally busy with his own fascinating tutorials. The Old World/ New World Chardonnay and Cabernet session examines the meaning and importance of terroir in wine. The Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Winemaking class is an immersion in sustainable vineyard practices. Expect summery white wines in June with a good look at Sauvignon Blanc, then a tour of obscure white varietals with zesty flavors and aromas that can stand the heat. Deep summer gives way to light reds like Syrah from the Rhône region that pair well with barbeque. It’s endlessly surprising, and guests walk away from wine events knowing “people, place and grape,” as Feiler explains, and a sense memory of the wine’s complex nose and flavors. It’s an education in geography and history with top notes of pure delight. “The chef and I bounce our class ideas off of each other,” Feiler says. “It helps us each put together stronger seasonal classes. There’s a lot of creativity and collaboration in taking complex dishes and making them totally accessible.” A fine way of explaining the magic happening now at the CWCA.

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Suite Solution Watch Hill Inn’s duplex accommodations create an ideal environment for a family vacation or group getaway

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s a local icon known by its village’s name, the Watch Hill Inn has been a part of the landscape of this storied community since the mid-1800s. In 2013, when it joined the OHM Collection of iconic luxury resorts, its upgrades and renovations brought the hotel fully into the twenty-first century. The newly refined interiors, proximity to local attractions in Watch Hill and access to all the amenities and activities available at Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn have given this property a fresh and appealing presence on Bay Street, the main village thoroughfare. Each of the Inn’s twenty-one accommodations is suite-style, with plenty of space for a leisurely getaway—private, yet close to the activity of the village and the surrounding bay—that provides a respite for travelers looking for carefree together-time. In fact, guests have been so enchanted by the Inn, some have opted to make a unit all their own by purchasing one through watchhillproperties.com. Such is the lure of this jewel by the sea.

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For vacationers in search of the most flexible layout, Watch Hill’s duplex suites—of which there are three—are ideal. These two-level suites, with living space and sleeping space connected by an interior staircase, offer all the comforts of a freestanding seaside cottage. The interiors have been designed for maximum function, as well as beauty. Brittany Borghesi, who handles much of the interior design work for OHM properties, notes the particular benefits of the duplex layout: “The duplex suites are perfect for families because of the floor plan; the bedrooms are downstairs and the kitchen and living room are on the upper level. Parents can still enjoy their evening upstairs, even after children’s bedtime.

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“This arrangement is also great for two couples or a girls’ weekend getaway,” continues the designer. “Having two levels provides for privacy as well as togetherness.” The particulars of the living spaces speak to thoughtful design for a great getaway. “The fullsized and fully equipped kitchen is ready for cooking meals or preparing treats when guests choose to dine in,” notes Borghesi. Guests need not bring their own groceries, either. “Order through our concierge before your arrival to have them waiting for you in your suite so you can enjoy cooking together.” Leisure-friendly details of each duplex include fireplaces in the living area and in the master bedroom. Fueled with gas, they are


Left: An ample living area encourages families to spread out and enjoy time together. Opposite page: A palette of soothing neutrals combined with welcoming details ensure a relaxing getaway, whether it’s with the family or a group of friends.

Left: The fully equipped kitchen on the same level as the family room carries top-of-line features and is ready for use should guests choose to dine in.

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worry-free and require just a touch to power on or off. Roomy, deep-seated sectional sofas in the living space enable guests to curl up with a book, watch TV or stretch out for a peaceful nap accompanied by the SONOS sound system tuned to their favorite music. Both levels also provide private outdoor terraces, with views to the bay—and to the rising sun in morning and the starry sky at night. The master bedroom is equipped with a king bed, and the second bedroom is flexibly furnished: twin beds for guests with children, or a second king-sized accommodation. Each level has a full bath. Generous storage spaces— large closets and roomy bureaus—make the suites well suited to extended stays. “There is plenty of room for two couples, a group of friends, or family with kids to stow their clothing and gear,” says Borghesi. “The square footage—the suites are 1,250 square feet overall—gives everyone room to spread out.”

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“Our guests love the spaciousness of these suites,” says Brian Maruszczak, manager of Watch Hill Inn. “We’re sited at the hub of Watch Hill—at the edge of the bay and just steps from all the village’s food venues, shops and attractions. Proximity to these makes it very popular as a home base for families on

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Above: The master bedroom is equipped with a king bed and a private balcony with views of the bay. Above, right: An alternate duplex layout with a galley kitchen and master bedroom on the top floor

vacation.” Of particular interest to younger travelers are the Watch Hill Carousel—where grabbing the brass ring brings a free ride—and St. Clair Annex, which has served its homemade ice cream to children of all ages since 1887. In addition to a great, walkable village just outside the door, the flexibility of a suite with separate living and sleeping spaces, private terraces, full kitchen and laundry provides guests with the comforts of a freestanding cottage. At the same time, Watch Hill’s partner status with Ocean House and the nearby Weekapaug Inn offers much more. The restaurants, beaches and daily complimentary activities at both sister properties, and on-site recreation at Watch Hill Inn three days a week, mean that guests will always have a wide choice of things to do. Ocean House is just a short walk away, but families and groups can also call for the GEM car, an open, eight-passenger electric vehicle, to take them up to Ocean House. There, a selection of sporting options, a gorgeous beach, the world class OH! Spa, wine and food classes at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, and many other diversions are available to Watch Hill Inn guests. With free transportation within a fifteen-mile radius, it’s also easy to get to Quonochontaug Pond at Weekapaug Inn, a couple of miles down the road, where you and

your family can rent watercraft. Plus, there are many great guided walks, classes, and tours conducted by Weekapaug Inn’s naturalist.

Casual Pace

Although Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and downtown Watch Hill have plenty of venues for dining, from strictly casual to white-tablecloth elegance, Watch Hill Inn also has some quick options for guests on the go. “We have a complimentary, kid-friendly continental breakfast,” says Maruszczak, “and every suite is equipped with a tray to bring to the lounge and take the food back to the room—a great option when parents are ready for coffee and the children are still asleep.” Afternoon offerings include a variety of grab-and-go snacks; in the evening, parents and other guests appreciate Watch Hill’s complimentary wine service, also staged in the Inn lounge. “There is so much to do nearby,” says Maruszczak, “that guests can let the Inn’s valet park their vehicle and forget about having to use it during their stay. Watch Hill Inn has become known as a great place to unwind in a beautiful setting. When they want relaxed and informal surroundings, our guests have found the spacious duplex accommodations and our location to be an ideal, stress-free choice.”


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DINING OUT Our resorts boast such a broad selection of al fresco eating locations that guests can feast on delicious food without ever heading indoors

clambakes and share a new food truck. Let the fresh sea air spark your appetite.

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You’ll never go hungry at any of Ocean House’s many porches, balconies and decks or at its beach. All outdoor dining venues offer awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic, but each has a specific theme and menu—classic New England, spa-inspired vegetarian and vegan, and beach-side Caribbean—that is bound to take care of any craving.

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THE VERANDAH RAW BAR The busiest place for lunch and dinner, this generous curved porch embodies the good life. Ocean House’s grand and cheerful architecture—strong white pillars, yellow siding—gives wide vista of dunes, beach and sea. Bonus: a view of the croquet lawn below. Here, guests can enjoy mugs of classic New England clam chowder. The hot lobster roll, on a toasted brioche bun, is stuffed with claw meat glistening in butter. The raw bar shucks to order. Foodies can discuss the merits (salinity, flavor and texture) of local East Beach, Watch Hill and Ninigret oysters, or simply enjoy the pleasure of plump poached shrimp. In the height of summer, as returning guests know, waits at the Verandah can be long. Suggestion: Have a drink first at the Seaside Terrace.

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SEASIDE TERRACE Befitting its closeness to OH! Spa and the pool, Seaside Terrace specializes in serving a new vegetarian and vegan menu at breakfast and lunch. Guests start the day with a cup of locally roasted Dave’s Coffee. Avocado toast is the most popular breakfast, but try the berry bowls, local Narragansett Creamery’s Greek Yogurt adorned with jewel-like fruits and nuts, and in the Chocolate Bowl, some chopped chocolate (70 percent cacao). The signature green smoothie transforms spinach and kale into a succulent elixir. For lunch, grilled vegetable pizza, topped with the chef’s blend of cheeses is garnished with a tumble of baby nasturtiums, amaranth and herbs. There’s a full bar, serving bloodies, bellinis, mocktails, and local Grey Sails and Two Roads brews on tap.

Above: The Seaside Terrace at Ocean House specializes in vegetarian and vegan offerings for breakfast and lunch. Left: The New England signature lobster roll with a side of French fries can be found on menus at both resorts.

SECRET GARDEN A champagne bar of playful, exclusive luxury, decked out in Veuve Clicquot yellow swag, this balcony is hidden behind boxwood hedges and gives an expansive view of the shore. Relaxing on a cushioned wicker couch or perched under an umbrella at a hightop, guests sip Swimming Pool Veuve Clicquot Rich cocktails on ice, such as sparkling rosé with pomegranate and lime. Or they order an iconic yellow bottle of Veuve Clicquot to pair with artisan finger food— mini hot dogs on brioche buns, and cheese and charcuterie plates, presented in grand Ocean House style. DUNE COTTAGE This private beachside Caribbean-inspired cottage is for resort guests and members taking a break from water and beach sports (or reposing on a beach bed). Tucked at the edge of the dunes, the cottage’s shaded wood deck sits right on the beach. Tacos are favorites—mojo pulled chicken with mango coleslaw or hot lobster salad with avocado and papaya. Healthy choices include quinoa, kale and fruit salads while nachos, pizzas, burgers and hot dogs keep the kids happy. And yes, there are drinks— honey lemonade, frozen cocktails and local beer in cans. Dune Cottage delivers to the cabanas and beach beds.

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Quick, easy and casual is the theme here, where beautifully presented meals compete with a picture postcard setting and a host of activities. But since everyone wants to eat outside in summer, there is something for everyone. Plus, you can keep it all in the family, as kids menus are available at all venues.

This just in! Weekapaug Inn has opened a new dinner spot. The Brasserie, a traditional French tavern, is now serving quick and casual dishes. Think roasted chicken, moules frites and steak tartare. “It’s good, honest food for those who don’t want to be too formal,” says the resort’s innkeeper. The atmosphere is lively and service is prompt in the twentyseat restaurant. A recent weekly specials menu draws on local seasonal ingredients and includes coq au vin (chicken braised in red wine, with mushrooms), flûte en croûte (baked in puff-pastry), cote de boeuf (rib-eye steak) and bouillabaisse. On Sundays, the tradition of Family Pasta Night continues, with family-style sides—for example, whipped potatoes topped with Vermont cheddar, wild rice pilaf, sautéed kale and roasted carrots—designed to be shared. Desserts, seasonal cakes and pies, are displayed on a white sideboard under glass domes, tempting guests. (We dare you to resist). “There will be a mix of classic American and French,” says the innkeeper. And no need to worry; The Brasserie will always serve burgers, lobster mac and cheese, and, of course, New England clam chowder. —EK

THE SEAROOM DECK At lunch, the second-story porch off the SeaRoom gives an unrestrained view of Weekapaug Inn’s idyllic view of Quonochontaug Pond, moored sailboats, clammers and the ocean beyond. At dinner, it offers the wide open, star-filled sky above and lights reflecting on the water below. Guests and locals sit down with a mug of New England Clam Chowder, order artisan tacos and make plans for fun. The ground-level terrace is the spot for breakfast, with a menu that makes everyone happy—blueberry pancakes, eggs Benedict, and debuting this summer, a lobster omelet. If lobster is on your must-try list, at lunch order the outstanding lobster salad sandwich—luscious bits of knuckle and tail bound in mayonnaise. The burger, a patty of grilled Louis Family Farms grass-fed beef, is topped with Vermont cheddar. After July, look for local tomato gazpacho, bursting with flavor. Whole lobster is served at dinner. THE LAWN Chair-side service: There are no better words when you’re sitting in an Adirondack chair on the Inn’s sweeping lawn. Sip a frosé (slushy rosé) or non-alcohol Seedlip, distilled from fruit and botanicals. Parents often nosh on grilled corn with roasted red pepper and ricotta while keeping their eyes on kids searching for the fairy houses tucked among the native blueberries and beach plums.

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chowder is popular here, even in summer. And there’s a friendly rivalry between Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn over whose is best. Both are classic thick chowders, full of tender clams and potatoes. Yet details differ. Ocean House uses apple-wood smoked bacon and creamy Yukon Gold potatoes. Weekapaug Inn uses red bliss potatoes, and is finished with sherry. Whose is best? You be the judge.

Top to bottom: Among French specialties served are cote du bouef (rib-eye steak), moules frites, steak tartare and seasonal cakes and pies.

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KEEP ON TRUCKIN'

The new Off the Menu food truck plans to serve some of Ocean House’s signature dishes to events on and off the properties On April 26, at Roger Williams Park in Providence, the newest addition to the Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn outdoor dining repertoire will make its debut at Food Truck Fridays. Off the Menu, a twenty-eight-foot food truck, will bring Ocean House’s famous New England clam chowder and hot-buttered and cold salad lobster rolls, among other offerings, to an event near you. Keep an eye out for the eye-catching blue truck, with its map of coastal Rhode Island and menu filled with comfort dishes bound to appeal to every taste. Or have Off the Menu come to you for specialty catering by visiting offthemenuri.com. Either way, here are some items you can look forward to: Fresh Off the Boat Lobster rolls, seared salmon, fried fish sandwiches, and oyster Po’ Boys, on toasted brioche buns.

Below: A turkey BLT is a recommended dish you can enjoy pool side at Weekapaug Inn.

THE POOL Guests don’t need to change out of their bathing suits and bare feet are encouraged, as the staff here delivers to lounge chairs by the saline lap pool. Most popular orders? The PB&J for the kids and the Rhode Island field salad topped with grilled shrimp for mom and dad. THE BATHHOUSE Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are served at Weekapaug Inn’s private beach on the Atlantic. Simple lobster salad rolls and turkey BLTs are offered, while a new pizza oven bakes flat-bread pies topped with seasonal grilled vegetables.

Fresh Off the Grill Classic grilled cheese made on thick, soft, grilled Texas toast, and fun, gourmetstyle PB&J (that’s pork belly, apple jelly and Camembert cheese). Fresh Off the Spud This is for lovers of French fries, who can have them plain, golden and crunchy, or with luxurious toppings like shredded duck confit and duck fat hollandaise. Fresh Off the Scoop A dip into that summertime favorite, ice creams are served by the scoop, or in treats like the PB&J—peanut butter cookies sandwiching strawberry ice cream. Fresh Off the Fryer Doughnuts, anyone? Give in to that sweet tooth with cute mini donut holes topped with Nutella, salted caramel, toasted coconut, strawberry or chocolate. —EK

Top to bottom: A menu of New England favorites will be offered at the new Off The Menu food truck. Sweet news: There will be ice cream, too.

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Best. Day. Ever. by MALIA MCKINNON FRAME

A bride and groom create a classic New England wedding at Ocean House that honors their heritage and the place where their love story began

NATALIE KRUSE & COLBY CATANIA

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atalie Kruse and Colby Catania grew up in different parts of Connecticut but met on the competitive United States Tennis Association circuit in high school. They were friendly growing up, but after a chance meeting one summer during college, romance blossomed. The couple visited Watch Hill often during that season, and on one of those visits they witnessed a wedding at Ocean House. Natalie recalls turning to Colby and asking, “Can you imagine how amazing it would be to have your wedding here?” Fast-forward several years to when the couple was engaged and looking at venues in Newport; Natalie’s mom asked if they had considered Ocean House. “We looked at each other and drove straight there. When we walked in, Colby teared up and said, ‘We’re having our wedding here’,” remembers Natalie. The couple wanted a classic New England wedding that honored their roots, so they enlisted the help of Alexandra Denniston, Meetings and Special Events Manager at Ocean House, to help them plan their wedding weekend and coordinate the elegant affair for them and their ninety-seven guests. “From the beginning, Ali and the team at OH helped with so many details, from planning our ceremony near the water to the amazing vendors that

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Opposite page: The bridal party, along with family and friends in attendance, enjoyed a delectable, seasonal menu in the elegant ballroom.

photography by ALICIA ANN PHOTOGRAPHERS

made our day so special,” says Natalie. The bride and groom stayed in the Atlantic Suite, which has two balconies and a patio that overlook the ocean and sprawling property. “We felt like royalty there,” says Natalie, who on the morning of her wedding day hosted a buffet breakfast for her bridal party in the suite. One of her bridesmaids led a yoga class on the deck, and the groomsmen played golf and enjoyed a casual lunch in the billiards room. By evening, everyone gathered for the ceremony on the East Lawn, “with its lush surroundings and a water view that is stunning,” says Denniston. Faith Leitner, a harpist who plays frequently at Ocean House, performed during the ceremony and cocktail hour. “Faith was playing in the lobby the day we looked at Ocean House, and she reminded us of the moment we realized we wanted to get married there,” says Natalie. After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Seaside Terrace for a festive cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing late into the night in the Ballroom. A palette of blush and gold tones and gorgeous tables designed by Yumiko from Hana Floral adorned the Ballroom. Arrangements with colorful roses, peonies and greenery placed among mercury glass rose-gold votives

of all sizes gave the space a sophisticated flair. “Yumiko was amazing and thought of everything, from making a custom flower collar for our dog, Zoey, to a beautiful round of white flowers placed on the grass around us during the ceremony in lieu of a traditional arch,” says Natalie. Guests enjoyed a delicious seasonal menu, a special touch Ocean House offers for all their wedding events. “Ocean House went above and beyond for us. They even worked with a local business in Watch Hill to make customized chocolate truffles that went perfectly with our cake,” recalls Natalie. After dinner, the band, Sultans of Swing, which Denniston introduced to the couple, sprang into action. “Everyone was on the dance floor from start to finish—it was a great dancing crew,” says Denniston. As a parting gift, guests took home a selection of flavored Bar Harbour popcorn— the couple’s favorite snack—as well as a jar of pink Himalayan sea salt for good luck. “Our wedding was everything I imagined and more,” says Natalie. “I can truthfully say it was the happiest day of my life, in part because of everything Ali and the Ocean House team did to make our day so special.”


Above: A palette of blush and gold set the visual tone for the reception, cake, floral arrangements, and other design elements.

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KRISTIN SCHWARTZ & DEREK WHITNEY

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ristin and Derek grew up going to Watch Hill with their families, so Ocean House always had special meaning for them. “Kristin and Derek wanted a destination wedding with a Rhode Island coastal vibe,” says Ocean House’s Alexandra Denniston, who helped plan the Labor Day weekend celebration. The festivities began on Friday, with a seaside cocktail reception. Saturday morning fun included yoga on the beach, golf and shopping. That evening, for the rehearsal dinner, everyone gathered for a clambake at Dune Cottage, where tables topped with blue

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Below: The weekend celebration included a cocktail reception, a day of family fun, a clambake rehearsal dinner, a beachside ceremony and a tented reception under the stars.

photography by REBECCA ARTHURS

checkered tablecloths and centerpieces infused with lemons, and a steel drum trio, set the tone for an enjoyable time. The ceremony was held beachside on Sunday afternoon, with a beautiful archway marking the altar and a lush floral aisle. A highlight included the passing around of the couple’s rings, which were tied to a nautical rope, so everyone could give a silent blessing. Guests then made their way to the Seaside Terrace for cocktails and light bites, then to a tent on the South Lawn—adorned with sparkling chandeliers and full-sized trees—for dinner and dancing. The night

ended in the Ballroom, where a deejay and open bar waited. “It was definitely our dream day. Everything was so special, and the combination of a beautiful location, Ali’s ideas, planning and attention to detail made it perfect,” says Kristin. Perhaps the most serendipitous moment was when Ocean House resident artist Russ Kramer happened upon the nuptials, set up his easel and painted the ceremony in real time. “It was just magical,” says Kristin, of the oil painting that now hangs in the couple’s living room.


CHELSEY LYMAN & DREW STEEDMAN

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helsey and Drew began dating at eighteen. Together ever since, they now reside in New York City while their families have summer homes in Rhode Island. “It was important to us and our families that we be married in Rhode Island, and The Weekapaug Inn really spoke to us,” explains Chelsey. According to Group Meetings & Special Events Manager Lauren DiStefano, who helped Chelsey and Drew plan their nuptials, the couple wanted a wedding that reflected the ambiance of the Inn. “The Inn is elegant in the most subtle way,“ says DiStefano. “It is reminiscent of a summer home that has been in the family for decades. It’s understated and intimate.” Festivities kicked off Friday evening with a casual cocktail party in the SeaRoom, a stunning space with a panoramic view of Quonochontaug Pond

Above: A casual yet elegant vibe was the defining motif behind every detail in this weekend celebration, including the menu, décor, dress code and gifts for the guests.

photography by HENRY + MAC

and Block Island Sound. More than half of Chelsey and Drew’s wedding guests attended the welcome reception, which concluded with s’mores around the firepit on the Guest Lawn. On Saturday, guests enjoyed yoga, sailing, swimming, boating on the pond and lawn games. The ceremony, also in the SeaRoom, was followed by a cocktail hour by the pool at Fenway Cottage, where oysters and Bourbon Slush cocktails, a Lyman family recipe, were served. The reception was held underneath a tent on the Event Lawn. The tent design, a collaboration between Ryan Designs and Hana Floral, evoked an organic, natural setting that mimicked the palate and style of the Inn and its natural surroundings. Tall grasses were used in centerpieces and hanging installations, while subtle pops of light pink and purple were sprinkled

throughout. Hanging rattan light fixtures in various shapes and sizes added to the dramatic scene. Once seated, guests found name cards etched on sea glass and gifts of aprons embroidered with the coordinates of the Inn. All were served a traditional New England lobster boil, complete with clam chowder, seasonal salad, lobster with drawn butter, littleneck clams, steamed potatoes, corn on the cob and jalapeñocheddar cornbread. An after-party followed around the pool, where guests enjoyed tacos from OHM’s Off the Menu food truck. “Everyone at the Weekapaug Inn was so accommodating and helpful, and the whole weekend was seamless and stress-free,” says Chelsey. “Most of all, it was amazing to have our wedding somewhere that was really true to us.”

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Say Yes!

Time to pop the question?

Let our resorts show you how to put a ring on it.

Above: The Herb Garden and Veuve Cliquot Fondue Express at Ocean House, and the Guest Lawn and dock at Weekapaug Inn are among several locations that are perfect for a proposal.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

WILL YOU MARRY ME?

“There are spectacular views on all our properties, and we can help you find the ideal spot with nature as your backdrop,” says Alexandra Denniston, Meetings and Special Events Manager at Ocean House. Options include:

“Our restaurant teams at Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn can set up a special dining experience with a champagne toast, a bouquet of roses and a customized dessert,” says Denniston. She has also arranged proposals by the fireplace in the lobby of Ocean House, where one couple met for their first date. Here are two more ideas that are bound to please:

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The South Lawn The spot with most bragging rights for views of the water and croquet lawn.

The Dock Take in the sea air in the this quiet and picturesque location.

The East Lawn Want privacy? This tucked-away spot will keep the moment between you two. The Herb Garden A secluded spot that is furnished with a fire pit and benches, and is lighted until 10 p.m.

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Guest Lawn How can you not say yes with these pond views? Nature Walks Arrange a nature walk with Naturalist Mark Bullinger to a special destination with a beautiful view.

Wine & Dine At the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, “Our chef can prepare a custom dinner for you if wine is something you both love or if you desire a cozy, private setting,” says Denniston.

Isn’t It Romantic “The Veuve Cliquot Fondue Express is an option for someone looking for a holiday or winter proposal,” says Denniston. The Express, a refurbished ski gondola sourced from a Vermont ski resort and located on the front lawn of Ocean House, is heated and outfitted with a cozy banquet and throw pillows. “This special nook seats two to four people, is available from December through March, and is the perfect setting for a proposal.”

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHIP RIEGEL

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photography by CHIP RIEGEL, GEORGE ROSS and MICHELLE NESHIN

CHILD’S PLAY

Attention, parents! With so many activities for the kids, they won’t have time to be bored.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: CHILDREN WITH CANDY BY MICHELLE NESHIN FOR NANTU CKET KIDS

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is name is Sebastian. He’s ten, maybe eleven years old, and has been vacationing with his family at the Weekapaug Inn for the past five years or so, always

racing down to the beach to go seine fishing soon after he arrives. The staff lowers nets that are about twenty feet long and four feet high, then walks a loop in the water, scooping up everything along the way. Back at the beach, kids like Sebastian see what was collected and help create an aquarium tank before releasing the fish back to sea. “He is so enthusiastic about it, he has containers and bubblers,” says Mark Bullinger, the resident Naturalist and Director of Recreation at Weekapaug Inn. “He is down there pretty much non-stop, and he’s had some pretty dramatic tanks. He’ll gather sand and rocks and seaweed and create an aquarium. Every day, he’s stalking it, and other kids get wrapped up in it.”

Above: In-room perks for kids include toiletries, bath toys and their very own plush bathrobe, plus fun in the sun on the Ocean House beach and "Quonnie" Pond at Weekapaug Inn. Opposite page: Children will feel at home thanks to personalized welcome letters, seasonal games and assorted snacks that stock their rooms; the youngest ones have plenty of sweet treats to choose from at Below Deck at Ocean House.

Find the Fun!

It’s often surprising to guests of Ocean House— who share recreational privileges with guests at Weekapaug Inn and Watch Hill Inn—how much there is for kids to do at the resorts. Louis Shapazian, Director of Member Relations and Guest Experience, says: “Younger visitors are given a great deal of thought and attention,” and it all begins when you check-in. Upon arrival, younger children can select a toy from The Dandy, a rolling boat wagon. Once in the room, they will find a personalized welcome card addressed to them along with kid-sized bathrobes for those up to ten years old. Added perks include bath toys, special soaps, seasonal games, candies and snacks. Babies also receive bibs and a cashmere blanket for the crib. Among the many activities geared for the little ones, one in particular tends to capture even the youngest of imaginations at Ocean House. “They love the art scavenger hunt on our property at Ocean House,” Shapazian says.

“The kids love our art scavenger hunt on our property at Ocean House. They sometimes do them multiple times.” —LOUIS SHAPAZIAN Director of Member Relations and Guest Experience, Ocean House

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A SNEAK PEEK

The Mortimer Mouse

SCAVENGER HUNT Kids can enjoy their own art scavenger hunt at Ocean House by helping Mortimer Mouse, a character inspired by the book Mortimer Mouse Visits the Ocean House, by Ardith M. Schneider, locate a series of small, cleverly hidden paintings. Once young guests discover all ten watercolors, which are on display around the resort, they win a prize. Scavenger hunt cards are available at the front desk, but to get little ones started, here are the first five clues. Good luck, and happy hunting!

1 Flip-flop

2 Five Dollar Bill

It can get hot on the beach! Please help Mortimer find the money he dropped while checking in so he can buy some Del’s Lemonade at Seaside.

3 Squash Racket Make sure Mortimer put his equipment away after his squash game!

4 Shells

Down in the gallery, Mortimer wanted to show his friends the shells he found, but when he remembered it was time for his croquet lesson, he ran out the door so quickly that he dropped them on his way out!

5 Postcard

Don’t let Mortimer forget to send his grandparents a postcard! He may have misplaced it when he was relaxing in the lobby.

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“They search for painted items that are on the walls or the floors, and then they get a prize at the end. That’s very popular. The children sometimes do them multiple times.” Indeed, the scavenger hunts are just one among many activities and amenities that the resorts offer to make even the youngest guests feel special. The SandCastles program, a summer camp for children five to ten years old (give or take) runs daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 6 to 9 p.m. on weekends, between June and September. The program includes lunch or dinner as well as such activities as making animal puppets, painting rocks, learning to paddleboard and how to seine fish and so much more. “There is a theme each day: beach walks, crafts, beach Olympics, things like that,” Shapazian says. “They’ll set up courses out on the back grass, or on a rainy day they’ll go to our movie theater” for a family-friendly movie, or two. There are kids’ menus at most restaurants on both properties, and for food-loving families who want to mix a little learning in with their fun, some private cooking classes at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts can be tailored for even the youngest chefs to participate. “We have flatbread classes, and they can be geared toward children,” Shapazian says. Other

“The parents...know where the kids are, and they know that our crew at the boat house is locked onto the kids and knows what they're up to. And the grandparents sit on the deck and watch the younger generations while they take in the beautiful view.” —MARK BULLINGER Naturalist & Director of Recreation, Weekapaug Inn

PHOTOGRAPHY: TR OMPE L'OEIL ON S CAVENGER HUNT CARD BY SARAH GOFF COOPER; CHILD IN THEATER BY ©TOMSICKOVA - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Mortimer took a beach walk to collect some treasures. He was so relaxed after his massage, Mortimer forgot one of his sandals near the spa. Can you help Mortimer find his flip-flop?


RAINY DAY Nearby attractions worth a visit when the weather doesn’t cooperate While Ocean House does have a screening room with plush theater seating and freshly popped popcorn, rainy days also can be a good opportunity to make the quick drive into Connecticut to check out the family-friendly activities in Mystic and at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino.

popular, family-friendly classes include pastamaking and one called Doughnut Design, where little ones can create their own fillings for jelly treats, and dream up sweet new toppings.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHILD WITH TELES COPE BY ©UNA - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Get Out!

Over at Weekapaug Inn, Bullinger says, there’s everything from kayaks and paddleboards sized for children of all ages, along with life jackets to match. Kids as young as three or four years old can participate. There’s also crabbing at Weekapaug Inn, beneath the bridge at the resort’s parking lot. “One of our staff is in chest waders in the stream, and we go out with raw chicken drumsticks on strings, and the kids toss them in,” Bullinger says. “The oil that floats off, the crabs can smell it a mile away. Our goal there is to get blue crabs, which are feisty, so there’s a lot of excitement when we pull them in and get them in the bucket. We make sure nobody sticks their fingers in there—blue crabs will bite—but they’re real crowd-pleasers. It’s a lot of fun.” Additional activities at Weekapaug Inn include stargazing through a telescope (you can see Jupiter and Saturn), model rocket building (they launch, too, about 400 feet into the air), exploratory boat rides into the mangroves, and following the trail of fairy houses—look for the

Top, from left: Children love going to the movies on rainy days; one of several tiny fairy houses on the Land of Paug trail; stargazing, one of the many activities that keep the kids busy.

Mystic Aquarium has formal and informal educational programs, hands-on activities, and up-close encounters with everything from sea lions and seals to penguins and whales. There are varying age and height restrictions, depending on the program, but generally speaking, children who are at least six to eight years old can participate. Children can also sign up to become guest stars during the California Sea Lion Show at the aquarium’s Foxwoods Marine Theater while teens participate in the Trainer for a Day program, interacting side-by-side with the aquarium’s professional staff and animals. Families with children ages five to twelve have the option to sign up to spend the night at the aquarium, sleeping amid the exotic exhibits. mysticaquarium.org

Land of Paug—for fun that continues well after the child’s vacation ends. “These fairy houses are made out of natural things—tree stumps, shells, things like that,” Bullinger says. “In general, they’re about a foot square, that scale, and they are hidden in the beautiful landscaping that we have around the inn. We have a map with stories about the fairies that live in each house. They’re given the map, and off they go. As they find each fairy house, they apply a stamp, and when they get them all, they can pick a prize out of our prize basket. “We have a little mailbox,” he adds. “If they put down their return address, the fairies write them back. They get a letter in the mail back home a few weeks later.” Overall, Bullinger says, kids at Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn stay happy, which keeps their parents happy, too. That’s what Sebastian’s family does while he’s building his aquariums. All three generations get to relax and enjoy the setting in their own way. “The parents can keep an eye on the kids, and know where they are,” Bullinger says, “and they know that our crew at the boat house is locked onto the kids and knows what they’re up to. And the grandparents sit on the deck and watch the younger generations having fun while they take in the beautiful view.”

Mystic Seaport Museum has a Children’s Museum within the main complex, geared toward kids seven and younger. There are hands-on activities along with story times, and the children get to wear sailors’ garb and life jackets. For kids ages eight to twelve, Mystic Seaport Museum has the Home Port Activity Center, with a drawing station, a puppet playhouse, a craft table, a story nook and more. Kids of all ages are welcome to the Art Spot, where they can dip candles, make seashell boxes or create clothespin dolls. mysticseaport.org The Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort & Casino is an arcade in the truest sense of the word. Its games include classics such as pinball and Pac-Man as well as modern, interactive games such as race car driving with mind-blowing graphics. Prizes are available for high-scoring players. foxwoods.com/arca

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A family enjoying the summer Alpine Festival at Ocean House

WINE & CULINARY ARTS

For the budding wine expert and the food aficionado alike, Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn offer foodie and wine events. These yearround series offer an inside look at the farm-to-table philosophy with hands-on culinary opportunities, farm-fresh wine and beer dinners, and wine education seminars.

Beach Bar & Hors d’Oeuvres Take a motorboat shuttle to a beautiful remote beach on Quonochontaug Pond for snacks at the beach bar.

The Brewmaster’s Dinner At Weekapaug Inn, you can enjoy New England’s bounty in season, plus ice cold beer pairings, during an immersive culinary experience. The series highlights a different local brewery at each event. Family-style courses are expertly paired with a delicious craft beer.

Champagne & Oysters

THE SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL

Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn have planned a full calendar of events, gatherings and experiences for the spring and summer seasons, all designed to create lifelong memories for all our guests

During this event, shucking instruction will be offered and oyster appetizers will be served paired with wines. The Naturalist will also be on hand to go over the natural and human history of the native oyster.

Farm & Vine Dinner Series Using fresh, seasonal ingredients from a local farm, notable chefs from across the country join

forces with the Ocean House culinary team to craft exquisite three-course meals that are carefully paired with wines from distinguished wineries from around the world.

From Vine to Wine Series Twice a month Ocean House hosts an exclusive wine event. Engage with the Director of Wine Education to discuss the chosen topic and sample a selection of wines during this Saturday seminar.

In the Cellar Series Join our Food Forager and our Sommelier to explore the symphonic world of food and beverage. Come a find out why certain combinations complement each other so well.

In the Kitchen Culinary Education Series On select Saturdays each month, join the Ocean House Food Forager for this series. Work hands-on with members of the culinary team in the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts as you master the art of the soufflé, preserve the flavors of summer, and much more. Take home an Ocean House apron and recipes from your class.

Ocean House Culinary Boot Camp With resort chefs as your guides, take your culinary skills to the next level during this intensive foodie weekend, where guests will master a repertoire of classic techniques and be provided

recipes and a Center for Wine & Culinary Arts gift to take home.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

There are a variety of programs offered for guests at both our resorts. Spirited Broadway serenades are scheduled on the South Lawn, classic films are screened in the Screening Room, colorful cabaret performances are put on in the Drawing Room, and love songs can be heard on the Pond where guests sit under the moonlight.

All American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film.

Cabaret Series Experience a musical evening filled with drama and song as a variety of talented performers take the stage.

Lobster Boils, BBQs and Clambakes Classic New England customs, our lobster boils and clambakes highlight the best of summertime dining by the sea. Enjoy traditionally prepared seafood from local waters and mouthwatering BBQ by Quonochontaug Pond at Weekapaug Inn or beachside at Ocean House.

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Come one, come all! Find your seat in the Ocean House Screening Room and enjoy the show with freshly popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck.

Movie & Pizza on the Beach Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation.

NATURALIST

Explore nature’s wonders with expert guidance from Weekapaug Inn’s resident naturalist. Comb the beach for treasures, identify native creatures in the salt pond or take in the beauty of a full moon with new friends. Whatever the season, the Inn offers a variety of programs and events to discover the natural beauty of Weekapaug’s surroundings.

Signature Events Our most talked-about musical and culinary affairs, these are not to be missed! Enjoy gourmet cuisine, musical entertainment and a spectacular setting at year-round events you’ll remember for years to come.

Summer Author Series An evening with Watch Hill authors, who will share anecdotes about their newly published memoirs and novels. Books will be available for purchase.

ARTIST ADVENTURES

These programs encompass art education and lectures, guided tours and exhibits with a little wine mixed in. On select weekends, through the Artisan in Residence Program, we invite talented local artists to showcase their work. Guests are invited to interact with the artists, learn about their process and engage in creative activities.

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The OH! Spa, a Forbes five-star destination and recipient of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award, forages ingredients from the ocean and for treatments at this seaside sanctuary. This is the place for rejuvenation, wellness or just a welldeserved day of pampering.

Manicures & Martinis Celebrate the season with a cool martini and pamper yourself with a lovely manicure at Ocean House’s top-rated OH!

CELEBRATIONS & HOLIDAYS

Allow our team to take care of the details for any holiday. Join us for celebrations large and small—on Mother’s Day or Independence Day— and enjoy inspired cuisine, five-star service for years to come.

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6 APRIL WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Old World vs. New World Chardonnay Chardonnay may have a classic taste, but it has changed throughout the centuries. Learn the background of old world Chardonnay and see how it compares to new world Chardonnay. 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

12 APRIL ARTIST ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Michael Gabrielle

Meet macramé and fiber artist Michael Gabrielle and discover how he was drawn to this nautical art form of knotting that sailors practiced on their long journeys at sea. Coffee, tea and croissants will be available. 9 to 11 a.m.; complimentary

A sample wallhanging by macramé and fiber artist Michael Gabrielle

12 APRIL ARTIST ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Macramé Wallhanging Workshop Join us at Ocean House’s Old School House and learn how to create your own wall hanging using driftwood and sea glass. You will learn basic knots and will leave with skills to continue your creative journey on your own. 2 to 5 p.m.; $50/OH guest*, $65/outside guest*

13 APRIL ARTIST ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Michael Gabrielle

Meet macramé and fiber artist Michael Gabrielle and discover how he was drawn to the nautical art of knotting that sailors practiced on their long journeys at sea. Coffee, tea and croissants will be available. 9 to 11 a.m.; complimentary

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ARTIST ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Children’s Workshop Children ages 7 and up will learn how to make basic macramé knots to create bracelets, tassels and keychains, and work together to learn other macramé skills that will enable to them to continue this art form. 1 to 3 p.m.; $25/OH guest*, $40/outside guest*

13 APRIL WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Kitchen: Cuisine of the Southwest

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Learn about what makes southwest cuisine unique with this educational culinary experience. 3 to 5 p.m.; $65/person*

14 APRIL ARTIST ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Michael Gabrielle

Meet macramé and fiber artist Michael Gabrielle and discover how he was drawn to the nautical art of knotting that sailors practiced on their long journeys at sea. Coffee, tea and croissants will be available. 9 to 11 a.m.; complimentary

14 APRIL ARTIST ADVENTURES

Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art Michael Gabrielle will take you behind the scenes of his artistic process and discuss the history of macramé, as well as his journey to becoming an artist. Samples of his work will be displayed. A wine and cheese reception will follow. 2 to 4:30 p.m.; complimentary

18–20 APRIL WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Ocean House Culinary Boot Camp With Ocean House chefs as your guides, take your cooking skills to the next level during this culinary weekend. Master a repertoire of cooking techniques, recipes and a special Center for Wine & Culinary Arts gift. Thursday, 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $495/person*

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In the Cellar: Dessert Pairings

It can be a challenge figuring out what pairs with dessert. With this seminar at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts you will learn about different dessert pairings while sampling some of our—and soon-to-be your— favorites. 5 to 6:30 p.m.; $65/person*

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Movie Night: 101 Dalmatians

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Children’s Easter Tea

Enjoy an interactive experience with Alice from Alice in Wonderland, along with tea, mini sandwiches, petit fours and a storybook reading. 3 to 5 p.m.; $55/adult*, $35/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

21 APRIL C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Easter Egg Roll and Hunt Join this annual tradition, where the South Lawn buzzes with excitement as children race to the finish line, collecting treasures and treats along the way, and meeting the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m. to noon.; $15 donation for outside guests

Find your seat at the Ocean House Screening Room and enjoy the show with freshly popped popcorn and sweet treats. 6 to 9 p.m.; $15/person*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Easter Brunch The Ballroom fills with family, friends and the Easter Bunny, all feasting on a holiday-inspired brunch buffet featuring all of the traditional favorites. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $85/adult*, $45/child *, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Easter at COAST Enjoy an unforgettable four-course meal at COAST prepared by the chef and his talented team; views of the Atlantic complement this spectacular meal. Noon to 4 p.m.; $125/person*, optional wine pairing additional $95/person*

2 MAY

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In the Kitchen: Truffles for Mom Nothing says “I love you” like homemade confections. The Ocean House Food Forager and Director of Culinary Education will serve as your expert guide as you create decadent chocolate truffles you can gift to mom. 3 to 5 p.m.; $65/person*

11 MAY

Mother’s Day Brunch Pamper mom with warm hospitality, stunning views and spectacular cuisine with brunch in the Ballroom carried out to perfection by the Ocean House chefs. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $85/person*, $45/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Children’s Mother’s Day Tea: Mary Poppins

Mother’s Day at COAST

Celebrate mom while enjoying a lovely proper tea in our Ballroom, along with finger sandwiches and petite desserts. 3 to 5 p.m.; $55/adult*, $35/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

Farm & Vine Dinner

Celebrate mom at COAST, where inspired five-star cuisine and world-class service make this the perfect setting to honor her. Savor an incredible three-course prix-fixe meal, carried out to perfection by the Ocean

Gather with family and friends for an elegant Easter brunch in the Ballroom.

Ocean House invites a renowned chef to prepare a menu of passed canapés and a three-course meal using local farm specialties. Food is paired with vintages from a featured vineyard selected by our Sommelier. Champagne reception at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts followed by dinner at COAST. 7 to 10 p.m.; $135/person*

4 MAY WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Wines of Austria Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of exquisite wines from Austria. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

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From Vine to Wine: Southern Hemisphere Wines Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of wines from the Southern Hemisphere. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

24 MAY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Cabaret Series: American Songbook with Marion Markham

Experience an evening of drama and song with resident cabaret performer Marion Markham. Enjoy a variety of music, including

blues, jazz and Latin, with a dash of comedy. 8 p.m. registration, 8:30 p.m. show; $15/member or hotel guest*, $20/others*

popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck. 6 to 9 p.m.; $15/person*, complimentary for 3 and younger

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Join our culinary experts at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts as we explore the fun of fondue. Learn how to make this classic dish using simple ingredients wine pairings. 5 to 6:30 p.m.; $65/person*

There is no single Sauvignon Blanc. Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of different samples from around the world. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

In the Cellar: Spring Fondue and Wine

26 MAY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie Night: The Jungle Book

Find your seat in the Ocean House screening room and enjoy the show with freshly

From Vine to Wine: Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World

13 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Farm & Vine Dinner

Ocean House invites a renowned chef to prepare a menu of passed canapĂŠs and a three-course meal using local farm specialties. Food is paired with vintages from a featured vineyard selected by our Sommelier. Champagne reception at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts followed by dinner at COAST. 7 to 10 p.m.; $135/person*

14 JUNE M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Cabaret Series: American Songbook with Marion Markham

Experience an evening of drama and song with resident cabaret performer Marion Markham. Enjoy a variety of music, including blues, jazz and Latin, with a dash of comedy. 8 p.m. registration, 8:30 p.m. show; $15/member or hotel guest*, $20/others*

Guests can enjoy hands-on culinary education at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts

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Culinary education includes an afternoon preparing a traditional lobster.

15 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Kitchen: New England Clambake & Lobster Boil

Celebrate summer the right way by joining us for an afternoon of delicious seafood and drinks, and learn why New England is home to some of the best clambakes and lobster boils in the nation. 3 to 5 p.m.; $65/person*

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NEW! Manicures & Martinis Celebrate the beginning of summer with a cool martini and a lovely manicure at Ocean House’s top-rated OH! Spa. 5 to 7 p.m.; $60/person* (more for additional drinks)

21 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Kickoff to Summer Oyster Roast What better way to ring in the summer than a raw bar by the beach? Enjoy a selection of seafood specialties and wide variety

Please note: Prices do not include tax, gratuity or any service charges.

of food stations, complete with beer and wine. 7 to 10 p.m.; $100/person*

22 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Off the Beaten Track White Wines Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for an exploration of uncommon white wines. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

22 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Cellar: Sparkling Wines, Champagne, Oysters & Caviar Nothing pairs better than bubbly with oysters and caviar. Join our experts at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts to explore these complementary flavors. 5 to 6:30 p.m.; $65/person*

23 JUNE M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie Night: Christopher Robin

Find your seat in the Ocean House screening room and enjoy the show with freshly

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House culinary team. Noon to 4 p.m.; $125/person*, optional wine pairing additional $95/person


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SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck. 6 to 9 p.m.; $15/person*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

29 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Kitchen: New England Clambake & Lobster Boil

Celebrate summer the right way by joining us for an afternoon of delicious seafood and drinks, and learn why New England is home to

Wine tastings at the Center for Wine & Culinary Events are popular among guests.

some of the best clambakes and lobster boils in the nation. 3 to 5 p.m.; $65/person*

2 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Incredibles 2

Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

5 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Signature Events: Independence Day Beach Ball

Celebrate the birth of our nation with delicious buffetstyle menu, live music and dancing with the Atlantic as the backdrop. A traditional New England Lobster Boil is the star attraction,

offering the best of fresh summertime seafood, inspired sides and innovative barbecue fare. Live music will keep you moving into the night. And true to American tradition, the evening’s grand finale is a fireworks display. 7 to 10 p.m.; $165/ adult*, $135/person ages 5–20*, $65/children 11 and younger*

8 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

9 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/ child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

12 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Lobster Boil & BBQ

Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach.

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With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Smallfoot Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

12 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Cabaret Series: American Songbook with Marion Markham

Experience an evening of drama and song with resident cabaret performer Marion Markham. Enjoy a variety of music, including blues, jazz and Latin, with a dash of comedy. 8 p.m. registration, 8:30 p.m. show; $15/member or hotel guest*, $20/others*

13 JULY WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Rosé Wines Have you ever wondered how rosé wine is made? Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of this delightful summer staple. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

17 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Summer Author Series: Deborah Royce

An evening with author Deborah Royce, who talks about her novel, Finding Mrs. Ford. Books will be available for signature and purchase. 5 to 7 p.m.; complimentary

15 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Lobster Boil & BBQ

Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach. With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the

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Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns Find your seat in the Ocean House screening room and enjoy the show with freshly popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck. 6 to 9 p.m.; $15/person*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

22 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary

24 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Summer Author Series: John Kuhns

An evening with John Kuhn, who talks about his novel, South of the Clouds. Books will be available for signature and purchase. 5 to 7 p.m.; complimentary

26 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Lobster Boil & BBQ

Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach. With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Peter Rabbit

Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Signature Events: Alpine Family Carnival

In honor of Swiss Independence Day, Ocean House invites you to a festival dedicated to treats and delights from Alpine Europe. Food, entertainment and classic carnival games will be offered during this family-friendly celebration. A great way to spend a summer evening. 6 to 9 p.m.; $55/adults*, $28/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach

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From Vine to Wine: Summer Red Wines Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of summer reds that complement your favorite meals of the season. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

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Begin the evening on the South Lawn with cocktails and canapés, followed by a gourmet buffet and a spectacular performance of Broadway and cinematic music. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; $100/person*

Lobster Boil & BBQ

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for children 3 and younger

her memoir, Little Sister. Books will be available for signature and purchase. 5 to 7 p.m.; complimentary

Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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Summer Author Series: Patricia Chadwick

An evening with Patricia Chadwick, who talks about

Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach. With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

5 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

6 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie & Pizza on the Beach: Goosebumps 2

Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

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NEW! Broadway on the Lawn

10 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Wines from the Iberian Peninsula Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for a tasting of wines from Spain and Portugal. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

12 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

13 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie & Pizza on the Beach: The Grinch

Build your own pizza and enjoy a contemporary family film beachside. Movies shown are produced by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Animation. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to

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best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger


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SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL 10 p.m., $49/adult*, $24/ child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

15 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Louis Latour Grand Tasting

You don’t need to get on a plane to taste grand French vintages. Here’s your chance to compare the flavor profiles of up to twenty Louis Latour Grand Cru wines while enjoying passed canapés and SimonnetFebvre Cremant from Chablis. A portion of the funds will be donated to the Ocean House Foundation for Charitable Giving. 4 to 6 p.m.; $195/person*

16 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Lobster Boil & BBQ

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Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach. With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

complete with makeup and a tiara, that is fit for a Disney princess. 4 to 6 p.m.; $55/person*

18 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Signature Events: Dinner & Disney

Be our guest for the magic of Disney, a live musical performance of your favorite Disney songs, past and present. 6 to 9 p.m.; $65/adult*, $35/child*, $10/children 3 and under*

19 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk. 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

21 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Summer Author Series: Jeanne Blasberg

An evening with Jeanne Blasberg, who talks about her novels. Books will be available for signature and purchase. 5 to 7 p.m.; complimentary

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Princess Pampering

Get ready for Dinner & Disney at Ocean House with an afternoon of pampering,

NEW! Manicures & Martinis Celebrate summer with a cool martini and a lovely manicure at Ocean House’s top-rated OH! Spa. 5 to 7 p.m.; $60/person* (more for additional drinks)

23 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Lobster Boil & BBQ

Experience a traditional New England Lobster Boil with creative barbeque options held on our private beach. With live music, family-style seating and delicious fare, these iconic events are the best way to enjoy everything that summer offers. Beer and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m.; $110/person*, $55/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

All smiles at the Dinner & Disney Signature Event at Ocean House

24 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Wine Cocktails Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts to learn how to mix wine cocktails that will have your friends asking for the recipe. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

25 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast Find your seat in the Ocean House screening room and enjoy the show with freshly popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck. 6 to 9 p.m.; $15/person*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

26 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

All-American BBQ & Movie on the Beach Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach, where you can settle into a lounge chair with classic BBQ fare and watch a contemporary family film. Screening begins at dusk.

7:30 to 10 p.m.; $49/adult*, $24/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger

30 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Signature Events: Cabaret on the Lawn with Steve Palumbo Summer isn’t over yet, not before Frank Sinatra sings. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a lively performance and an elegant dinner buffet under the stars on the South Lawn. This send-off to summer is not to be missed! 7 to 10 p.m.; $125/person*

5 SEPTEMBER WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Farm & Vine Dinner

7 SEPTEMBER WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Wines of New England

Why go far when you can enjoy some of the best wines of New England? Join us at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts to experience a variety of vintages and learn about the wine-making process. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65/person*

14 SEPTEMBER WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Ocean House invites a renowned chef to prepare a menu of passed canapés and a three-course meal using local farm specialties. Food is paired with vintages from a featured vineyard selected by our Sommelier.

Please note: Prices do not include tax, gratuity or any service charges.

Champagne reception at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts followed by dinner at COAST. 7 to 10 p.m.; $135/person*

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In the Kitchen: Fall Harvest

Who doesn’t love the fall? Observe how our culinary team uses the freshest seasonal ingredients to make the most delicious meals. 3 to 5 p.m.; $65/person*

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SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL trails through grasslands and upland forest to a large coastal pond. Viewing platforms afford fine views of waterfowl, the beach and marshes. 9 a.m. to noon; complimentary for hotel guest, $20/non-hotel guest*

7 APRIL WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Sunday Family Pasta Night

Cozy up with us for a threecourse family-style menu featuring fresh handmade pasta, ravioli and risotto. Includes a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $30/adult*, $15/child*

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Mother’s Day in The Restaurant Don’t miss the Inn’s signature Brewmaster’s Dinner.

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Sunday Family Pasta Night

Cozy up with us for a threecourse family-style menu featuring fresh handmade pasta, ravioli and risotto. Includes a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $30/adult*, $15/child*

21 APRIL C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Easter in The Restaurant A holiday escape, where melodies of songbirds and panoramic views of Quonochontaug Pond are upstaged only by food prepared by the culinary team, who pulls inspiration from the natural surroundings to create a three-course family-style menu that highlights the freshest local ingredients. 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.; $68/adult*, $34/child*, optional wine pairing additional $50/person*

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The Brewmaster’s Dinner with Newport Craft & Distilling Company Join us for a casual, threecourse family-style meal, where each course is expertly paired with the brewer’s choice of beer, this month featuring select beers from Newport Craft & Distilling Company. 6:30 to 10 p.m.; $75/adult*

27 APRIL WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Champagne & Oysters

The salt ponds along our Rhode Island coast are home to a dozen oyster farms. During this event, we will serve a variety of shucked oysters, offer shucking instruction and serve oyster appetizers paired with wines to discuss ideal pairings. Our Naturalist will also be on hand to go over the natural and human history of the native oyster. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; $60/person*

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Sunday Family Pasta Night

Cozy up with us for a threecourse family-style menu featuring fresh handmade pasta, ravioli and risotto. Includes a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $30/adult*, $15/child*

5 MAY WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Sunday Family Pasta Night

Cozy up with us for a threecourse family-style menu featuring fresh handmade pasta, ravioli and risotto. Includes a complimentary glass of wine. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $30/adult*, $15/child*

11 MAY N AT U R A L I S T

Trustom Pond Walk Follow as our Naturalist leads you through Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge and identifies native birds. This stunning location features well-maintained

Give mom the appreciation she deserves by treating her to a three-course, familystyle menu showcasing regional ingredients. Afterward, relax in an Adirondack chair on The Lawn and enjoy the stunning view of Quonnie Pond. Noon to 6:30 p.m.; $68/adult*, $34/child*, complimentary for children 3 and younger, optional wine pairing additional $50/person*

26 MAY N AT U R A L I S T

Kite Fly-Inn

Enjoy a parade of colorful, dancing kites during this annual tradition. Join in the kite demonstrations and kite-decorating workshop and fly one of your own. A cookout and lawn games round out this memorable kick-off to the summer season. 1 to 3 p.m.; $15/person*

1 JUNE N AT U R A L I S T

Napatree Oyster Catchers Join us on a tour of Napatree Point, a mile-long ribbon of sand and dune that runs west from Watch Hill to Fisher’s Island. At the turn

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of the century the spit was home to Fort Mansfield, and in 1938 dozens of homes were destroyed in the great hurricane. Today “Naps” is a conservation area and a shore bird watching spot. 9 a.m. to noon; $20/ hotel guest*, $25/non-hotel guest*

14 JUNE WINE & CULINARY ARTS

NEW! Beach Bar & Hors d’Oeuvres

Take a motorboat shuttle to a beautiful remote beach on Quonochontaug Pond for snacks at the beach bar. 5 to 6:30 p.m.; $40/adult*

15 JUNE N AT U R A L I S T

Weekend of the Spawning Moon By the light of the full moon observe thousands of horseshoe crabs flock into our shallow protected estuaries to take part in a spawning ritual that stretches back 450 million years. For those who prefer the comforts of the Inn, we will have live crabs in tanks and a slide/video presentation in the SeaRoom. 5 p.m. complimentary slideshow, 8:30 to 10 p.m. outing; $20/hotel guest*, $25/non-hotel guest*

22 JUNE N AT U R A L I S T

Duval Trail Hike

Be a part of this special walk on the Duval Trail. The trail meanders through a thick forest of beautiful mountain laurel, which is native to the sandy glacial soils of the area. Will also walk through

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View beautiful art, learn new skills, or, brush up existing ones!

Avondale Arts offers a variety of enriching experiences, including painting, horticulture design, and Nantucket Basket workshops. Join us for art openings, book signings, trunk shows, and special events!

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A Curated Collection of American-Made Jewelry, Accessories, Ceramics, Hand Blown Glass and Clever Gifts

Summer Jewelry Trunk Shows Suzy Landa

July 12 -14 & August 9 - 11

Maria Canale July 19 & 20

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Paul Morelli July 26 - 28

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Thursday night lobster boils are a tradition at Weekapaug Inn.


SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL tunnels of giant white and blush pink blossoms in full bloom. A wonderful way to spend a June morning. 9 a.m. to noon; $20/hotel guest*, $25/outside guest*

kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

4 JULY

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A traditional clambake sets the scene for the celebration of our nation’s birth. An grand selection of clambake fare, refreshing beverages, scrumptious s’mores, live music, carnival games and fireworks make this familyfriendly a patriotic affair to remember. 6:30 to 8 p.m. dinner, 8 to 10 p.m. s’mores; $125/adult*, $65/child*

10 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

NEW! Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food prices vary

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Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ

16 JULY N AT U R A L I S T

Full Moon Paddle

There are few better places to see a moonrise than from our deck, which looks east over the salt pond. More memorable still is paddling from our dock on a nighttime pond excursion, led by our Naturalist, to a remote beach, where you will share a champagne toast under the moon’s silvery light. 7:30 to 9 p.m.; $30/person*

17 JULY WINE & CULINARY ARTS

The Brewmaster’s Dinner with Trapp Brewing Join us for a casual, threecourse, family-style meal, where each course is expertly paired with the brewer’s choice of beer, this month featuring select beers from Trapp Brewing of the Trapp Family Lodge. 6:30 to 10 p.m.; $75/adult*

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17 JULY

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M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and

Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown

Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ

A traditional clambake is part of the 4th of July celebration at Weekapaug Inn.

18 JULY

C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Signature Events: Independence Day Family Carnival with Fireworks

are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food prices vary

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

24 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

Grab snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary familyfriendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food prices vary

25 JULY WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

31 JULY M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food prices vary

1 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ

Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

7 AUGUST N AT U R A L I S T

Saturn Viewing

On this night, Saturn will be at its closest point to Earth, making the planet look extra large and bright. Enjoy the view with a glass of sparkling wine and food-truck fare from Off the Menu. 8:30 to 10 p.m.; complimentary

A Weekapaug Inn tradition!

Please note: Prices do not include tax, gratuity or any service charges.

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SPRING & SUMMER ANNUAL

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28 AUGUST

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M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

With more than fifteen years of experience performing the hits of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Michael Dutra will delight you. Find a spot on The Lawn and enjoy a selection of petite desserts as Michael pays tribute to two renowned icons. 8 p.m. registration, 8:30 p.m. show; $45/adult*, $20/child *, complimentary for children 3 and younger

Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food truck fare prices vary

There is plenty of food at the weekly Lobster Boil & BBQs.

7 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food prices vary

view Perseids, one of the best meteor showers of the year. Our telescope will be on hand to enhance each glittering streak across the sky. 8 p.m.; complimentary

11 AUGUST N AT U R A L I S T

Perseid Meteor Shower Take in a summer evening in one of our Adirondack chairs on The Lawn as you

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Beach Bar & Hors d’Oeuvres Take a motorboat shuttle to a beautiful remote beach on Quonochontaug Pond for snacks at the beach bar. 5 to 6:30 p.m.; $40/adult*

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

14 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; movie is complimentary, food truck fare prices vary

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Grab some snacks from the Off the Menu food truck and enjoy a contemporary family-friendly film on the Guest Lawn. Movies shown are produced by Lionsgate, Sony and Studiocanal. Screening begins at dusk. Food truck on-site from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Movie is complimentary, food truck fare prices vary

22 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

Movies on the Lawn & Food Truck

29 AUGUST WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ

M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

WINE & CULINARY ARTS

A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

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21 AUGUST

8 AUGUST Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ

16 AUGUST

Cabaret Series: Sinatra on the Pond

25 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Princess Pampering

Get ready for Dinner & Disney at Weekapaug Inn with an afternoon of pampering, complete with make-up and a tiara that is fit for a Disney princess. 4 to 6 p.m.; $55/person*

25 AUGUST M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Signature Events: Dinner & Disney, Pirates and Mermaids with Fireworks

Be our guest for the magic of Disney, a live performance of your favorite Disney songs, past and present. Stay for a fireworks finale. 6 to 9 p.m.; $65/adult*, $35/child age*, $10/children 3 and younger*

Please note: Prices do not include tax, gratuity or any service charges.

A Weekapaug Inn tradition! Enjoy endless lobster and a bountiful buffet laden with additional main courses, clams, chowder, salads and kid favorites. Followed by s’mores by the fire. 6 to 10 p.m. $85/adult*, $40/child*

14 SEPTEMBER N AT U R A L I S T

Harvest Moon Paddle There are few better places to see a moonrise than from our deck, which looks east over the salt pond. More memorable still is paddling from our dock to greet the moon from a remote stretch of beach, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and then paddle home across placid waters under the moon’s silvery light. 6 to 8:15 p.m.; $20/hotel guest*, $40/non-hotel guest*

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Thursday Night Lobster Boil & BBQ


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