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Ultimate VISITOR’S GUIDE From the experts at Newport Life magazine

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Contents

Resource Guide

62 Historic Attractions Mansions & Museums 63 65 Boat Tours & Charters 65 Recreation 67 Hikes & Walks 68 Art Galleries 69 Stay 70 Shop 73 Dine 76 Services

Maps

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Downtown Newport Mansions & Cliff Walk Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton & Little Compton Jamestown & Greater Newport

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Photo credits, from top: Madeline Bassinder; Peter Silvia; Jessica Pohl

6 Welcome to Newport Activity Guide 10 17 Calendar Historic Walking Tour 26 30 Beaches 34 Nature 36 Newport on a Budget 38 Family Fun 40 Wellness 43 Food to Fit Your Mood 48 Cocktails 50 Vineyards & Breweries 52 Over the Bridge 56 Souvenirs 60 Newport on Instagram Getting Around 79


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WELCOME TO NEWPORT,

Let the fun begin!

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with sunsets for the most stellar attraction. Rent a bike and embrace the salty air and breathtaking byways of opulent Ocean Drive. Or venture across the water to the neighboring towns of Tiverton, Little Compton or Jamestown for a slice of small-town New England charm. In an era where vacations are packaged and sold like cans of soup, Newport is truly what you want to make of it. So whether you’re here for just a day — or a lifetime — you can tailor your stay to match the passions and pastimes that are important to you. It’s all possible here in Newport County.

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leasure-seekers have flocked to our coastal community for generations, leaving a legacy of amenities and attractions that’s second to none. Where else can you immerse yourself in four centuries of American history, luxuriate on an ocean beach, then savor some world-class shopping — all in the course of a single day? Between the mansions, the stores, the museums and the restaurants, there’s plenty to keep a visitor entertained here. But we hope you’ll venture beyond the usual tourist destinations and take in some of Newport County’s other sights, as well. Visit a park or nature preserve, take in a polo match or a Newport Gulls baseball game, check out a winery or hit the water on a ferry or sailing expedition. Spend an hour strolling the narrow streets of The Point, a neighborhood on the edge of downtown where 18th-century houses vie


History Quiz BY FRED ALBERT

Are you a Newport know-it-all? Test your knowledge of Newport history and see how you stack up against others. Answers appear at the bottom of the page—no peeking!

NEWPORT’S FIRST SETTLERS CAME SEEKING: A downtown parking space in the middle of summer.

NEWPORT’S HOMES AND SHOPS ARE ADORNED WITH WHAT TRADITIONAL SYMBOL OF HOSPITALITY?

A short line at Frosty Freez.

Pineapples Lobster claws

Inexpensive waterfront property.

Candied yams

Religious freedom.

Zac Efron

NEWPORT SITS ON A LAND MASS KNOWN AS AQUIDNECK ISLAND. BUT WHAT IS AQUIDNECK ISLAND’S OFFICIAL NAME?

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A NICKNAME FOR NEWPORT? Sailing Capital of the World

Long Island

City by the Sea

Rhode Island

America’s First Resort

Fantasy Island

America’s Last Resort

Gilligan’s Island THE STONE TOWER IN TOURO PARK WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT:

HOW MUCH DID IT COST WILLIAM VANDERBILT TO COMPLETE MARBLE HOUSE IN 1892?

To improve cell phone reception in southern Rhode Island. As a summer cottage by a really, really poor Vanderbilt.

$3 million $11 million

As a doghouse for Doris Duke’s bichon frise, Cuddles.

$117 million

Nobody knows.

Nothing — he did all the work himself on weekends.

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ACTIVITY GUIDE BY FRED ALBERT

The City by the Sea offers a variety of visual and performing arts options to complement your visit.

Music

Art

AUDRAIN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, 222 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, 492 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 851-8949, americanillustration.org

COMMON FENCE MUSIC, folk and world music concerts Sept–May, Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 683-5085, commonfencemusic.org

NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, July 26–28, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportfolk.org

NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT, 5–8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month from February to December, newportgallerynight.com

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, August 2–4, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportjazz.org

Theater

NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL, July 4–28, classical music festival in various locations, 849-0700, newportmusic.org NEWPORT STRING PROJECT, year-round chamber music concerts at various locations, newportstringproject.org

Dance

ISLAND MOVING CO., contemporary ballet, performs citywide, 847-4470, islandmovingco.org NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org

THE BIT PLAYERS, live improvisational comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, 849-FIRE, firehousetheater.org NEWPORT CHILDREN’S THEATRE, various locations, newportchildrenstheatre.com NEWPORT MURDER MYSTERY, various locations, 324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE & CABARET RESTAURANT, 102 Connell Hwy., Newport, 848-PLAY, newportplayhouse.com

Film

ISLAND CINEMAS 10, multiplex located at 866 West Main Road in Middletown, 847-3456, cinemacluster.com JANE PICKENS THEATER & EVENT CENTER, art house cinema featuring indies, classics and special screenings, 49 Touro St, Newport, 846-5252, janepickens.com newportFILM presents year-round screenings at various locations, 649-2784, newportfilm.com *All phone numbers are area code 401.

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NEWPORT MANSIONS: BENEATH THE BREAKERS TOUR

History BY FRED ALBERT The past is present around every corner in Newport.

THE COMMONS A 17th-century town green and historic burial ground surrounded by churches, a one-room schoolhouse, a library, and many period homes, Rt. 77 to Meeting House Lane, Little Compton, 635-4400, little-compton.com FORT ADAMS STATE PARK America’s largest coastal fortification offers spectacular views of Newport Harbor. 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 841-0707, fortadams.org FORT BARTON Observation tower and 3 miles of trails at this 1776 landmark, Highland Road., Tiverton, tiverton.ri.gov

Left: Newport Daily News file photo; RIght: Frieda Squires

GREAT FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Rhode Island’s oldest surviving house of worship, built in 1699. Guided tours by appointment. 21 Farewell St., Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org

MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY NEWPORT HISTORY TOURS Discover five centuries of American history on these small guided tours, available in February and from April to December. 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org NEWPORT MANSIONS The Preservation Society of Newport County operates nine historic properties, some open seasonally, 847-1000, newportmansions.org OLD STONE MILL This relic was either built by Norsemen in the 15th century, or is the remains of a 17th-century grist mill. Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, Newport PRESCOTT FARM & WINDMILL Forty-acre farm featuring 18th-century buildings, period gardens and a ca. 1812 windmill, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 847-8344, newportrestoration.org

MUSEUM OF NEWPORT HISTORY An engaging introduction to the area’s history and architecture, 127 Thames St., Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org

REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM Founded in 1747, the Redwood is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org

LOEB VISITORS CENTER A museum celebrating Jewish liberty, tolerance and the separation of church and state in colonial America. 52 Spring St., Newport, 847-0070, loebvisitors.org

SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE A haven for seafarers since 1919, notable for its painted chapel, library and interactive learning center. 18 Market Sq., Newport, 847-4260, seamensnewport.org

MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY Exploring the impact of Irish immigrants from the 1600s to today. 648 Thames St., Newport, 848-0661, newportirishhistory.org

TOURO SYNAGOGUE The oldest synagogue building still standing in the U.S., dedicated in 1763, 85 Touro St., Newport, 847-4794, tourosynagogue.org.

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM Torpedo displays and exhibits on naval warfare history and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. (Call two business days in advance for access.) Naval Station Newport, Newport, 841-4052, nwcfoundation.org

TRINITY CHURCH Built in 1726, Trinity features beautiful stainedglass windows and a rare triple-decked pulpit. Queen Anne Square, Newport, 846-0660, trinitynewport.org Find more historic attractions on page 62 Newport rI.com 11


Outdoors BY JAKE CATHERS

Get out and sample some sailing, fishing or trail walks and you’ll see what makes this area so special.

sailboat or yacht is a wonderful way to soak up some of Newport’s history. (all in Newport) 12 Meter Charters 12 Bowen’s Wharf, 851-1216 Adirondack II 23 Bowen’s Wharf, 847-0000 Amazing Grace 1 Sayers Wharf, 847-9109 America’s Cup Charters 49 America’s Cup Ave., 846-9886 Antique Yacht Collection 31 Bowen’s Wharf, 678-6740

Bareboat Sailing Fort Adams Drive, 800-661-4013 Classic Cruises of Newport 24 Bannister’s Wharf, 847-0299 Gansett Cruises 2 Bowen’s Landing, 787-4438 Sail on Hope San 1 Sayer’s Wharf, 338-5353 Sightsailing of Newport 32 Bowen’s Wharf, 849-3333

Fish These fishing charters will take you to the best spots for catching local favorites like black sea bass, fluke and tautog. Fish’n Tales Adventures 31 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-4431 Newport Sport Fishing Charters, 11 Fountain St., Newport, 978-877-0997 Sara Star Charters 142 Long Wharf, Newport, 623-1121 Skinny Water Charters Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 465-8751

Flaherty Charters 26 Peckham Lane, Middletown, 848-5554 ArchAngel Fishing Charters, Willow Lane, Portsmouth, 406-9555 Flippin Out Charters 50 Mail Coach Road, Portsmouth, 529-2267 Kettlebottom Outfitters 44 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, 423-9200

NEWPORT EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY BRENTON POINT STATE PARK Located in the middle of Ocean Drive, Brenton Point State Park offers amazing ocean views, walking trails, kite flying and picnic spots — as well as free parking. Ocean Avenue, Newport, 849-4562 CLIFF WALK Cliff Walk is a 3½-mile path that runs along the eastern shore of Newport, with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Bellevue Avenue mansions on the other. Newport, 845-5300, cliffwalk.com FORT ADAMS STATE PARK Take a guided tour of the historic fort, or walk the grounds and enjoy stunning water views. Visit the beach and stay for a picnic lunch, or check out the boating programs at Sail Newport. 80 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 847-2400, fortadams.org NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY Explore more than 325 acres of walking trails on guided or self-directed walks, visit Hanging Rock or participate in educational programs. 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org SACHUEST POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Walk the 3 miles of stunning ocean-view trails and learn about the birds and fish that call this area home. 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 619-2680, fws.gov/refuge/sachuest_point GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN This 7-acre seasonal estate features display gardens and more than 80 trees and shrubs sculpted into animal and geometric shapes. 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 683-1267, newportmansions.org

Thinking outside the box? Try these fun activities:

RAIL EXPLORERS, Tour 6 miles of coastal shoreline atop a self-propelled pedal-powered rail bike. 1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth, 877-833-8588, railexplorers.net CLASSIC CAR TOURS, Ride the historic streets of Newport in an iconic vintage automobile. Brown and Howard Wharf, Newport, 465-1246, newportclassiccarsri.com 12 Newport RI.com

NEWPORT HELICOPTER TOURS, Tour Newport County from above. 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown, 843-8687, newporthelicoptertours.com NEWPORT EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY, Explore the tranquil beauty of Middletown’s beaches on horseback. 287 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 837-4188, newportequestrian.com

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Sporty BY JAKE CATHERS

Newport is a virtual playground when you know where to look. Check out these options if you like to stay active.

Golf

Want to hit the links? From Ocean Drive’s historic Newport Country Club to the slicefriendly nine holes of the Jamestown Golf Course, there are a number of options in Newport County: Aquidneck Club (Private): 125 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth; 682-6000, aquidneckclub.com Green Valley Country Club: 371 Union St., Portsmouth; 847-9543, gvccri.com Jamestown Golf Course: 245 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown; 423-9930, jamestowngolf.com Montaup Country Club: 500 Anthony Road, Portsmouth; 683-0955, montaupcc.com Newport Country Club (Private): 280 Harrison Ave., Newport; 846-0461. Newport National Golf Club: 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown; 848-9690, newportnational.com Sakonnet Country Club: 79 Sakonnet Point Road, Little Compton; 635-4821, sakonnetgc.com Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club: 152 Brown’s Lane, Middletown; 847-5141, wanumetonomy.com

Tennis

Providence Journal file photo

If tennis is your “love,” you came to the right place. Newport County is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and a number of public courts.: Pop Flack Courts: King Street, Newport; 8455800 Gaudet Middle School: Turner Road, Middletown; 842-6500 Hunter Park: Van Zandt Avenue, Newport; 845-5800 International Tennis Hall of Fame Indoor & Lawn Courts: 11 Memorial Blvd., Newport; 849-6043, tennisfame.com Lawn Avenue Elementary School: 79 Watson Ave., Jamestown; 423-7260 Murphy Park: Corner of Ruggles and Carroll avenues, Newport; 845-5800 Portsmouth High School: 120 Education Lane, Portsmouth; 787-0281 Rogers High School: Old Fort Road, Newport; 845-5800 Vernon Park: Freeborn Street, Newport; 845-5800

SKYDIVE NEWPORT

Other sporting adventures with a Newport County twist: BIKE NEWPORT, Indulge in one of seven predefined bike tours of Newport County, from scenic Ocean Drive to Newport’s historic Point neighborhood. 62 Broadway, Newport; 619-4900, bikenewportri.org BUBBLES DIVE CENTER, From observing aquatic wildlife to probing sunken vessels, if you are an experienced scuba diver, you should dive here. 55 Chapel St., Newport; 338-2250, bubblesdivecenter.net ISLAND STYLE PARASAIL, Get a bird’s-eye view of coastal Rhode Island while parasailing the beautiful shoreline of Newport and Jamestown. 9 Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Newport; 601-0330 ISLAND SURF AND SPORT, From surfboards and paddle boards to wetsuits and lessons, you can make your trip to the beach more fun with these watersport toys. 86 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown; 846-4421, islandsurfandsport.com RHODY SURF, Offering individual or group lessons, they’ll get you up on a board in no time. Second Beach, Middletown; 216-9283, rhodysurf.com SAIL NEWPORT, Aquidneck Island attracts visitors from around the world who want to sample the area’s sailing heritage. If you are an experienced sailor or just want to look back on the shore from the ocean, you can rent a sailboat or take lessons. 72 Fort Adams Dr., Newport; 846-1983, sailnewport.org SKYDIVE NEWPORT, Whether you are a seasoned skydiver or looking for your first jump, you can see Newport from above in a way few get to experience. 211 Airport Access Rd., Middletown; 845-0393, skydivenewport.com

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foodies BY FRED ALBERT

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Newport has farmers markets, cooking classes and an endless array of festivals celebrating everything from beer to burgers.

BOWEN’S WHARF SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Fresh local seafood, live music and family fun celebrating the harvest of the sea October 19 & 20, 2019, at Newport’s Bowen’s Wharf; 849-2243, bowenswharf.com/events. GREAT CHOWDER COOK-OFF Enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic chowders at this fall event at Fort Adams State Park; 888-900-8640, riwaterfrontevents.com. NEWPORT COOKS Local culinary experts teach group and private classes for both adults and kids; 293-0740, newportcooks.com.

NEWPORT FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL One-day event each spring at Fort Adams State Park featuring food trucks and craft beer brewers; foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/newport-ri. NEWPORT FOODIES STROLL Sample offerings from local eateries while strolling downtown Newport during these lunch tours offered Wed.–Sat. from April to Nov. A progressive dinner stroll is offered Fri. & Sat. from Feb. to March; 619-3019, newportfoodiesstroll.com. NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL A grand food tasting with wines, cooking demos, seminars, celebrity chefs and special events on the lawn of Marble House Sept. 19–22, 2019; 847-1000, newportmansions.org. NEWPORT OYSTER FESTIVAL Sample some briny bivalves from oyster farms and restaurants around Rhode Island at this annual event held in May at Bowen’s Wharf, Newport; 849-2243, bowenswharf.com. NEWPORT WINTER FESTIVAL This 10-day event in February includes a Chili Cook-Off and Mac & Cheese Smackdown and a Burger Bender, in which dozens of restaurants compete for the title of Best Burger; 847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com. RHODE ISLAND RED FOOD TOURS Sip, sample and savor your way through a historic Newport neighborhood every Fri., Sat. & Sun. at noon from April to Nov.; 866-736-6343, rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

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AQUIDNECK GROWERS MARKET Shop for local foods and goods Sat. 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. year-round at Newport Vineyards & Winery, Middletown; Mon. 2–6 p.m. in July & August in Miantonomi Park, Newport; Wed. 2–6 p.m. from May 15 to Oct. 30 on Memorial Boulevard in Newport; aquidneckcommunitytable.org.


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Ongoing

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AQUIDNECK GROWERS’ MARKET. Wednesday, 2–6 p.m. (May–Oct.), Memorial Boulevard, Newport. Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (year-round), Newport Vineyards & Winery, Middletown. Monday, 2-6 p.m. in July & August in Miantonami Park, Newport. 256-7077, aquidneckcommunitytable.org/ aquidneck-growers-market ART AFTER DARK. Second Thursday of the month, 5–8 p.m. Newport Art Museum, Newport. 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org

CARS AND COFFEE PRESENTED BY AUDRAIN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM. Alternating Saturdays, various locations, 7:30– 10 a.m. Newport. 856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org THE BIT PLAYERS LIVE IMPROV COMEDY. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. Firehouse Theater, Newport. 849-3473, bitplayers.net COMMON FENCE MUSIC CONCERTS. Common Fence Community Hall, Portsmouth. 683-5085, commonfencemusic.org

*All phone numbers are area code 401, unless otherwise noted.

FLIGHT NIGHT AT BRIX. Wed., 5–9 p.m. Newport Vineyards, Middletown. 848-5161, newportvineyards.com FAMILY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES. All summer, Tues., 6 p.m. Easton’s Beach, Newport. 845-5810, cityofnewport.com CHILDREN’S NIGHT PERFORMANCES. All summer, Thurs., 6 p.m. Easton’s Beach, Newport. 845-5810, cityofnewport.com MEMORIAL TOWER TOURS. Saturday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. from mid-June to September 1. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue, Newport Newport RI.com 17


WET PAINT WEEKEND

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM EIGHT BELLS LECTURE SERIES. Dates and times vary. Newport. 841-7276, usnwc.edu

NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING COMPANY TOURS AND TASTINGS. Wed.–Mon., Newport. 849-5232, newportcraft.com

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL GAMES. June–Aug., every Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:35 p.m. Cardines Field, Newport. 845-6832, newportgulls.com

NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY GUIDED BIRD WALKS AND HIKING TOURS. Middletown, 846-2577, normanbird sanctuary.org

HOODS UP WEEKEND, NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM. Second weekend of the month, times vary. Portsmouth. 835-2371, newportcarmuseum.org

NEWPORT SEAL & LIGHTHOUSE TOUR. Oct.–April. Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Newport. 272-3540, savebay.org

newportFILM OUTDOOR SUMMER SERIES. Every Thurs. at dusk. Various locations. 649-2784, newportfilm.com NEWPORT POLO. June–Sept., Newport International Polo Grounds at Glen Farm, Portsmouth. 846-0200, nptpolo.com

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MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM. Newport Art Museum, Newport. Most Saturdays. 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES. March–Oct., Sat. and Sun., 1–4 p.m. Newport Vineyards, Middletown. 848-5161, newportvineyards.com

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Sporting

EVENTS NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL GAMES. June–Aug., every Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:35 p.m. Cardines Field, Newport. 845-6832, newportgulls.com NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL POLO. June–Sept., Newport International Polo Grounds at Glen Farm, Portsmouth. 846-0200, nptpolo.com

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NEWPORT TEN MILER TO BENEFIT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS. 6 a.m. Fort Adams, Newport. 856-9197, newport10miler.com

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JUNE 8

LEUKEMIA CUP. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

JUNE 14–16

SECRET GARDEN TOURS. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Historic Point District, Newport. 439-7253, secretgardentours.org

JUNE 15

5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY. 8:30 a.m. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown. 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org

JUNE 17–20

2019 CHARTER YACHT SHOW. Newport Shipyard, Newport. 846-6000, newportchartershow.com

JUNE 18–23

17TH ANNUAL THOMAS C. CLAGETT, JR. MEMORIAL CLINIC AND REGATTA. Sail Newport, Newport. 846-4770, clagettregatta.org

JUNE 20–23

NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW: AUDUBON ARTISTIC ADVENTURES. 10:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) Rosecliff, Newport. 847-1000, newportmansions.org

JUNE 21–23

NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-1000, newportmansions.org

JUNE 29 & 30

NYYC ONE-DESIGN REGATTA. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

JULY 4

BRISTOL FOURTH OF JULY PARADE. Bristol. 253-7000, fourthofjulybristolri.com NEWPORT FIREWORKS DISPLAY ALONG NEWPORT HARBOR. Newport. 854-5437, cityofnewport.com

JULY 4–28

NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL. Various times. City-wide, Newport. 849-0700, newportmusic.org

JULY 12

JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER SUMMER SOIREE. 7–10 p.m. Jamestown. 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org

NEWPORT TEN MILER TO BENEFIT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS. 6 a.m. Fort Adams, Newport. 856-9197, newport10miler.com

JUNE 15

5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY. 8:30 a.m. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown. 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org

JULY 14–21

TENNIS HALL OF FAME OPEN. International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport. 849-6053, halloffameopen.com

JULY 20

NEWPORT CRAFT BREW RACE. 10 a.m. registration. Fort Adams State Park, Newport. 856-9197, craftbrewraces.com

SEPT. 21

RHODE RACES. Jamestown. 427-7764, runri.us

OCT. 13

AMICA NEWPORT MARATHON. Easton’s Beach, Newport. 856-9197, newportmarathon.com

OCT. 20

CITIZEN’S BANK PELL BRIDGE RUN. Pell Bridge, Newport. 856-9197, pellbridgerun.com

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Music

FESTIVALS NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL. Classical music festival in various locations, 849-0700, newportmusic.org

JULY 15

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., Newport, livelocalnpt.com

JULY 13 &14

NEWPORT KITE FESTIVAL, BRENTON POINT STATE PARK. Newport. 324-9335, newportkitefestival.com

JULY 14–21

JULY 20

ARTS & ARTISAN FESTIVAL. 60–80 artists, plus musicians and food trucks. 3980 Main Rd., Tiverton, artsandartisanfestival. com (rain date July 21)

NEWPORT DANCE FESTIVAL. St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport. 847-4470, islandmovingco.org

NEWPORT CRAFT BREW RACE. 10 a.m. registration. Fort Adams State Park, Newport. 856-9197, craftbrewraces.com

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL. Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportfolk.org

TENNIS HALL OF FAME OPEN. International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport. 849-6053, halloffameopen.com

JULY 25–27

JULY 29–AUG. 1

JULY 15

JULY 26–28

NEWPORT BRIDGEFEST. A citywide festival of folk, jazz and local music “bridging” the days between the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, 848-5055, newportbridgefest.com

AUG. 2–4

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL. Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportjazz.org

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CANDY STORE CUP REGATTA. Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 846-6000, candystorecup.com

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., Newport, livelocalnpt.com

THE NEWPORT ANTIQUES SHOW. St. George’s School, Middletown. 846-2669, newportantiqueshow.com

JULY 15–20

HELLENIC FEST. Celebrating Greek culture. St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Newport. 846-0555, hellenicfest.org

175TH ANNUAL REGATTA. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

Dave Hansen

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FESTIVALS JULY 14–21

NEWPORT DANCE FESTIVAL. St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport. 847-4470, islandmovingco.org

JUNE 21–23

NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-1000, newportmansions.org NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

JULY 26–28

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL. Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportfolk.org

JULY 27 & 28

CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR. A festival of native arts and culture. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tiverton Four Corners Arts Center, Tiverton. bazaar. culturalsurvival.org

JULY 29–AUG. 1

NEWPORT BRIDGEFEST. A citywide festival of folk, jazz and local music “bridging” the days between the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, 848-5055, newportbridgefest.com

AUG. 2–4

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL. Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 848-5055, newportjazz.org

AUG. 8

BEACH BASH. Family beach party. Third Beach, Middletown. 846-2577, normanbird sanctuary.org

Philip Sherman

AUG. 10

42ND ANNUAL FOOL’S RULES REGATTA. 9 a.m. Town Beach at East Ferry, Jamestown. 423-1492, jyc.org

AUG. 16-18

WET PAINT WEEKEND. A gathering of artists and an auction of their freshly painted work. Newport Art Museum, Newport. 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org

SEPT. 6–8

SECRET GARDEN TOURS. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Throughout Newport. 439-7253, secretgardentours.org

SEPT. 12–15

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Sun.) Newport Yachting Center, Newport. 846-1115, newportboatshow.com

SEPT. 19–22

NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL. Food tasting featuring hundreds of wines, cooking demos, celebrity chefs and special events. Marble House, Newport. 847-1000, newportmansions.org

SEPT. 21

RHODE RACES. Jamestown. 427-7764, runri.us

OCT. 3–6

AUDRAIN’S NEWPORT CONCOURS MOTOR WEEK. Celebration of motoring in Newport. 856-4420, audrainconcours.com

JULY 20

ARTS & ARTISAN FESTIVAL. 60–80 artists, plus musicians and food trucks. 3980 Main Rd., Tiverton, artsandartisanfestival. com (rain date July 21)

SEPT. 12–15

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW. Newport Yachting Center, 20 Commercial Wharf, Newport, 846-1115, newportboatshow.com

OCT. 19 & 20

BOWEN’S WHARF SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Seafood, live music and family fun at Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 849-2243, bowenswharf.com/events.

FEB.14–23, 2020

NEWPORT WINTER FESTIVAL. Winter extravaganza featuring such events as the Chili Cook-Off, the Mac & Cheese Smackdown and the Princess Party. 847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com

APRIL 2020

NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS. A week-long festival celebrating spring and its signature bloom, featuring events, food and music, newportdaffydays.com

APRIL 24 & 25, 2020 NEWPORT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. Great Friends Meeting House, Newport. newportcraftbeer.com

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Regattas LEUKEMIA CUP. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

JUNE 18–23

17TH ANNUAL THOMAS C. CLAGETT, JR. MEMORIAL CLINIC AND REGATTA. Sail Newport, Newport. 846-4770, clagettregatta.org

JUNE 29 & 30

NYYC ONE-DESIGN REGATTA. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

JULY 15–20

175TH ANNUAL REGATTA. New York Yacht Club, Newport. 846-1000, nyyc.org

JULY 25–27

OCT. 5 & 6

45TH ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR. Farm-style activities, food and entertainment for the whole family. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown. 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org

OCT. 10–14

ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL. Various locations, Newport. rogueislandcomedyfest.com

OCT. 11–14

COLUMBUS DAY SIDEWALK SALE. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Fri., Sat., Mon.), 12–5 p.m. (Sun.). Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2243, bowenswharf.com

OCT. 19 & 20

BOWEN’S WHARF SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Seafood, live music and family fun at Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 849-2243, bowenswharf.com/events

OCT. 20

CITIZEN’S BANK PELL BRIDGE RUN. Pell Bridge, Newport. 856-9197, pellbridgerun.com

NOV. 1–10

NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK. Discounts and special menus at restaurants across Newport and Bristol counties. 845-9110, discovernewport restaurantweek.org

NOV. 29

CANDY STORE CUP REGATTA. Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 846-6000, candystorecup.com

OCT. 13

AMICA NEWPORT MARATHON. Easton’s Beach, Newport. 856-9197, newportmarathon.com

BOWEN’S WHARF BLOCK PARTY. 4–8 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2243, bowenswharf.com

AUG. 10

OCT. 14

NOV. 29–DEC. 1,

42ND ANNUAL FOOL’S RULES REGATTA. 9 a.m. Town Beach at East Ferry, Jamestown. 423-1492, jyc.org

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COLUMBUS DAY PARADE. Noon. Broadway to Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 683-4378

NEWPORT NUTCRACKER AT ROSECLIFF. Rosecliff, Newport. 847-4470, islandmovingco.org

Top: Kris Craig; Opposite: Sandor Bodo

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Holiday Events NOV.–JAN. CHRISTMAS AT THE NEWPORT MANSIONS. Three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours and spectacular decorations. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, Newport. 847-1000, newportmansions.org

NOV. 29 BOWEN’S WHARF BLOCK PARTY & NEWPORT HOLIDAY STROLL. 4–8 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2243, bowenswharf.com NOV. 29–DEC. 1, DEC. 3–6 NEWPORT NUTCRACKER AT ROSECLIFF. Rosecliff, Newport. 847-4470, islandmovingco.org

DEC. 1–31 CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT. A month-long series of traditional events throughout Newport. 849-6454, christmasinnewport.org

NEWPORT HOLIDAY STROLL. First two weekends of December. Citywide, Newport. DEC. 7 BOWEN’S WHARF TREE LIGHTING. Includes a Christmas carol singalong and visits from Frosty the Snowman and Santa. 4:30 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2243, bowenswharf.com Newport rI.com 23


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CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT. A month-long celebration of the holiday season. Various locations around Newport. 849-6454, christmasinnewport.org

DEC. 3–6

NEWPORT NUTCRACKER AT ROSECLIFF. Rosecliff, Newport. 847-4470, islandmovingco.org

DEC. 7

BOWEN’S WHARF TREE LIGHTING. Includes a Christmas carol singalong and visits from Frosty the Snowman and Santa. 4:30 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2243, bowenswharf.com

2020 JANUARY

NEWPORT WELLNESS WEEK. Celebration of the mind, body and spirit. 849-8048, discovernewport.org

JAN. 1

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. Noon. Easton’s (First) Beach, Newport. 846-0028, awish.org

FEB.14–23

NEWPORT WINTER FESTIVAL. Winter extravaganza featuring such events as the Chili Cook-Off, the Mac & Cheese Smackdown and the Princess Party. 847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com

NEWPORT FALL RESTAURANT WEEK

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MARCH 14

NEWPORT ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE. Begins at 11 a.m. at City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport. 413-9601, newportirish.com

APRIL

NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS. A week-long festival celebrating spring and its signature bloom, featuring events, food and music, newportdaffydays.com

APRIL 24 & 25

NEWPORT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. Great Friends Meeting House, Newport. newportcraftbeer.com

MAY

NEWPORT OYSTER FESTIVAL Bowen’s Wharf, Newport; 849-2243, bowenswharf.com

Top: Dave Hansen; Bottom: Glenn Osmundson

DEC. 1–31


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Start at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Turn right on Farewell Street and walk one (ca. 1690), located at 17 Broadway. This is block to reach the White Horse Tavern at the thought to be the city’s oldest existing house, corner of Marlborough Street. Founded before and is a perfect place to begin a historic walk 1673, this is the oldest operating restaurant of Newport. It’s a typical in the United States, and structure from the Colonial was said to be favored by period with only a few later George Washington on his modifications. several visits to Newport Proceed down Broadway during and after the one block to the back of the Revolutionary War. Old Colony House (1739), Across the street and designed and built by visible from this same Richard Munday. This was corner is the Quaker Friends one of seven statehouses Meeting House (ca. 1699). actively used for Rhode This is one of many colonial WANTON-LYMAN-HAZARD HOUSE Island government until houses of worship that 1901, when the new served different faiths when statehouse was completed in Providence, and Newport was one of the few places—not only is where the court scenes were shot for Steven in the colonies, but in the world—that enjoyed Spielberg’s film Amistad. true religious freedom in the 17th century. 26 Newport rI.com

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There are few places in America where a person can see more National Historic Landmarks and other seminal structures than in Newport, Rhode Island. In a 60–90-minute walk one can view important buildings from five different centuries. Although there are a hundred different routes you could take, here’s one that will pass many important buildings designed by some of America’s preeminent architects.


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Turn left and walk down Marlborough Street two blocks to Cardines Field (1937), which is one of the oldest urban sports venues in the country and home to the Newport Gulls, a premier collegiate league baseball team. Across America’s Cup Avenue, which was built in 1979 as an urban clearance project, is the Gateway Visitors Center, built on what was once a marsh and later a train yard. Today it is where buses to other parts of the city, state and country arrive and depart. Turn left and walk south one block to Long Wharf (ca. 1650). Long Wharf began, as its name implies, as the main commercial dock where goods would arrive and depart from Newport. It was Newport’s main commercial axis and where George Washington and his entourage arrived in March 1781 to meet with the leaders of the French forces during the Revolutionary War. It became a pedestrian mall in the late 1960s. Turn left and proceed east one block through the outdoor mall to The Brick Market (1772) designed by Peter Harrison, one of the colonial era’s foremost architects. This is the building where food and goods were brought from boats and sold to citizens of the town. Today it is a museum operated by the Newport Historical Society and is open to the public year-round. To the east of this location is Washington Square (1640). Originally dubbed Queen Anne Square and renamed after Washington’s death, it was the commons for the Newport Colony 28 Newport rI.com

and is still an important civic hub today. This area was also known as The Parade, as it is where civic marches and functions were frequently held. On the right side of the park is the Newport Opera House (ca. 1864). Newport has long been one of America’s foremost resort communities and musical performance was an important part of the city’s social life. This building was turned into a triplex movie theater in the 1950s, but is now being restored to its former glory. Proceed east along Touro Street one block past the park to the Touro Synagogue (1763), which will be on the left side of the roadway at no. 85. This building was also designed by Peter Harrison and is the oldest synagogue

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Top: A4 Architecture; Left: Newport Daily News file photo; Right: Bob Breidenbach

building still standing in America. It is another reminder of the freedoms which existed in Newport during its early days of settlement, and were very rare at that time. Each year there is a public reading of a letter written by George Washington to the congregation of the synagogue proclaiming the importance of freedom of religion. Walk three more blocks up the hill to the Redwood Library (1747) at 50 Bellevue Ave., which is yet another building designed by Peter Harrison. This is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the U.S., and is one of the first examples of neoclassically inspired architecture built in North America. This building, which has been added onto many times over its history, still functions as a library and athenaeum, where lectures and other presentations are regularly held for the benefit of its members and the public. Continue south another block to the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Mill Street. Mill Street is named for the Old Stone Mill (ca. 1675) built in the center of Touro Park. This tower is one of the oldest structures in Newport, has often been the subject of poetry, legend and lore, and was perhaps Newport’s very first tourist attraction during the Victorian Era. Directly across from Touro Park at 76 Bellevue Ave. is the J.N.A. Griswold House (1863), which is now home to the Newport Art Museum. This building was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. He was the first American to complete the architectural program at the École de Beaux Arts in Paris, which was the foremost school of architecture in the world during the 19th century. The house was sold to the Newport Art Association in 1915, so the building has only ever had two owners. Walk another block and a half to the south to stand in front of the Newport Casino

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(1880) at 186–202 Bellevue Ave., now the home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. This building was America’s first country club and the first building to be designed by the famous partnership of McKim, Mead and White, which was America’s preeminent architecture firm of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This complex of buildings epitomizes the Shingle Style, which remains popular across America today. Walk one more block to the south to Kingscote (1841) at 253 Bellevue Ave., designed in the Gothic Revival style by Richard Upjohn. Originally built for Southern plantation owner George Noble Jones, it has been enlarged several times and was renamed as a result. It is one of 10 properties owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open seasonally for visitation. Looking south from this point you will see mansions on either side of Bellevue Avenue (ca. 1860) for the next two miles. This grandest of avenues is the by-product of the Gilded Age, a time of enormous growth (and display) of wealth in America — but that can be the subject for another walking tour!

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Beaches BY JAKE CATHERS

The summer season brings fun in the sun, and there’s no better place to catch some rays than right here in our little corner of New England. With so many beaches to choose from (both public and private), we’ve grouped them by location and rated them from one to five waves to reflect their overall quality.

BAILEY’S BEACH (PRIVATE) 34 Ocean Ave., 847-1900, spoutingrockbeach.com An elite private beach club with facilities to match its exclusive membership, here you’ll find amenities like valet parking and an endless supply of towels — along with a dress code that’s as rigid as the sand is soft. CASTLE HILL BEACH (PRIVATE) 590 Ocean Ave., 849-3800, castlehillinn.com At Castle Hill Inn’s south-facing beaches, you can get lost in the privacy of your own slice of sand and ocean. Any guest of Castle Hill can enjoy this hidden gem, but it’s not open to the public. All phone numbers are area code 401 unless otherwise noted.

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EASTON’S BEACH 175 Memorial Blvd., 845-5810, cityofnewport.com/ departments/easton-s-beach Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach or Newport Beach) is the largest public beach in Newport. It’s a family-friendly spot with bathhouses, restrooms, shower facilities and a snack bar. There is ample parking and beach chair, umbrella and boogie board rentals in season. If you need a break from the sun, you will find a 1950s-style carousel in addition to the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium. FORT ADAMS STATE PARK BEACH 80 Fort Adams Dr., 847-2400, fortadams.org Tucked away in Fort Adams State Park is a quaint beach looking into Brenton Cove. You can enjoy the benefits of the adjacent park, including Sail Newport, fishing, picnic areas and walking trails, and take advantage of the restrooms, shower facilities and public parking.

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GOOSEBERRY BEACH 130 Ocean Ave., 847-3958 Protected from the open ocean in a sheltered cove, this sandy hideaway is a perfect spot for families, with calm water and soft sand. There are public showers and restrooms, and the Gooseberry Cafe offers an assortment of sandwiches and snacks, including ice cream. While there is parking available, plan to arrive early as the lot is known to fill up. HAZARD’S BEACH (PRIVATE) 164 Ocean Ave., 849-8075 This private club shares the same strip of coastline as its next-door neighbor, Gooseberry Beach. It has all of the luxuries you would expect in a posh private beach club, including cabanas, valet parking, shower and restroom facilities, and a snack bar. Make friends with a member or you’re out of luck.

KING PARK BEACH Wellington Avenue, 845-5800 Located at the southern end of Newport Harbor, King Park sports scenic views of the Pell Bridge, but the beach is short (often disappearing at high tide) and the water can show the wear and tear of a busy waterfront. Parking is scarce, mostly metered on the street or requiring a resident sticker. Public restrooms are available. KINGS BEACH 6 Price’s Neck Road One of the best-kept secrets in Newport, this beach is found at the end of a secluded dirt road off of Ocean Avenue. Very small compared to its better-known neighbors, the surface is a combination of rock and hard sand. This is state-owned land, but there are no facilities or lifeguards here, so plan accordingly. Parking is limited, but if you can secure a spot, it’s worth the trip. Newport rI.com 31


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PEABODY’S BEACH (PRIVATE) Third Beach Road, 846-2287, peabodysbeach.com The northern edge of Middletown’s Third Beach is a private beach called Peabody’s Beach. It is difficult to tell the difference on the sand, but the parking and entrance to the beach are separate. There are bath, restroom and snack facilities available for club members only.

ISLAND PARK BEACH Park Avenue Located in the Island Park section of Portsmouth, this beach offers picturesque views of Tiverton to the east and Portsmouth to the west. The beach itself is small and the sand is coarse and rocky. There are no lifeguards or other amenities here, but there is a commercial area with restaurants nearby.

THIRD BEACH Third Beach Road, 849-2822, beach.middletownri.com A little off the beaten path you will find the peaceful stretch of sand known as Third Beach. The sheltered, northeast-facing cove offers calm waters accompanied by soft, clean sand. There are restroom facilities, but not much else in this secluded spot. Parking is limited.

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NEWPORT BEACH CLUB (PRIVATE) 195 Newport Harbor Dr., 293-5025, newportbeachclub.com This prestigious gated community features many luxuries you would expect to find in a neighborhood of this type, including a private beach. Ownership of a home here grants access to this beautifully manicured waterfront oasis. SANDY POINT BEACH Sandy Point Avenue, 683-2101, portsmouthri.com/168/Beaches Facing the Sakonnet River at the end of Sandy Point Avenue, Sandy Point Beach offers calm, shallow waters that are sheltered from the open ocean, making it a perfect spot for families. Amenities include a changing room, bathrooms, parking, and a concession stand with picnic tables. TEDDY’S BEACH 710 Park Ave. This small beach is on land owned by the state, but does not have lifeguards, changing facilities or trash receptacles.

Sabrina Polan; Opposite: Matt Sheley

SACHUEST BEACH 315 Sachuest Point Road, 842-6522, beach.middletownri.com Sachuest Beach, also known as Second Beach, is the primary beach in Middletown. This picturesque strip of coastline has the softest sand on the island, with beautiful, grassy dunes separating the parking lot from the coastline. You can stay all day, with shower and bathroom facilities and a full snack bar to keep the kids happy. The eastern edge of the beach, known as “Surfers End,” is the best place to catch a wave.


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FORT GETTY RECREATION AREA 1050 Fort Getty Road, 423-7260, jamestownri.gov The small, rocky beach is a popular spot for launching kayaks, paddle boards or even boats. The boat ramp, adjacent dock and nearby campground accommodate a variety of uses.

FOGLAND BEACH Fogland Road, tiverton.ri.gov This beach is free to residents, but visitors will pay to enjoy the shell-encrusted sands. Better known for kayaking and windsurfing, this family-friendly spot offers changing rooms and restrooms.

FORT WETHERILL STATE PARK 3 Fort Wetherill Road, 884-2010, riparks.com/ Locations/LocationFortWetherill.html The fort is set on a 100-foot-high granite cliff directly across the bay from Fort Adams in Newport. The beach itself is accessed via a steep climb down the rocks — not for the faint of heart. The park is better known for its scuba diving, as well as picnicking, boating, fishing and hiking.

GRINNELL’S BEACH 1860 Main Road, tiverton.ri.gov With beautiful views of Portsmouth to the southwest, this small strip of sand is a great spot to watch the sunset. Recent renovations and its proximity to Tiverton’s commercial area make it a favorite for locals.

MACKEREL COVE Beavertail Road, 423-7260, jamestownri.gov This family-friendly beach, located on a cove cut deep into the island, offers calm waters and a shallow sandbar that deflects ocean currents. For much of the summer, it is open only to residents and long-term renters. There is limited parking, but food and restroom facilities are available. TAYLOR’S POINT/POTTERS COVE East Shore Road, 423-7260, jamestownri.gov Located on the eastern shore of the island and adjacent to Route 138 under the shadow of the Pell Bridge, this small beach is known for boating, fishing and picnics.

SEAPOWET BEACH Seapowet Avenue One of the more secluded beaches in the area, this state-owned strand at the end of Seapowet Road is known for its coarse and rocky sand, and lacks official designation as a state park or beach. There are no facilities or lifeguards here and parking is limited, which helps keep the crowds away.

LITTLE COMPTON BRIGGS BEACH (PRIVATE) 100 Shaw Road, 635-0168 This private beach on the southern coast of Little Compton offers stunning ocean views and, rumor has it, a 14-year waiting list to join. GOOSEWING BEACH South Shore Road, 635-9974, little-compton.com You need to walk through South Shore Beach to enjoy the secluded sands and tranquil waters of Goosewing Beach. It’s worth the extra effort, but there are no facilities at Goosewing. SOUTH SHORE BEACH South Shore Road, 635-9974, little-compton.com This pristine stretch of shoreline offers unobstructed views and soft sand. Parking is limited, so try to arrive early. WARREN’S POINT (PRIVATE) 9 Atlantic Dr., 635-9501 This secluded stretch of beach has all of the perks with the seclusion of a private club.

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OLD BEACH ROAD, NEWPORT

BY JAKE CATHERS

Escape the cobblestones and crowds and commune with Mother Nature at one of these scenic destinations.

BALLARD PARK Wickham Road at Hazard Road, 845-5800 Located directly across the street from Rogers High School, Ballard Park offers a scenic trail including overlooks of a quarry and distant views of the ocean. BRENTON POINT STATE PARK Ocean Avenue, 849-4562 Enjoy walking trails with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also a great place to fly a kite or have a picnic. CLIFF WALK 845-5300, cliffwalk.com Walk along the eastern edge of Newport with views of the ocean on one side and the famed Bellevue Avenue mansions on the other. FORT ADAMS STATE PARK 80 Fort Adams Drive, 847-2400 The 2.5-mile Bay Walk takes you around the fort with stunning views of Newport Harbor. This is a great place for sunsets and watching sailboats, yachts and cruise ships navigate the local waters.

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NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY 583 Third Beach Road, 846-2577 Explore the grounds of this protected preserve with over 325 acres and 7 miles of walking trails, or visit their welcome center to participate in educational programs or guided tours. PURGATORY CHASM Adjacent to Second Beach on Tuckerman Avenue, 842-6500 One of Aquidneck Island’s best-kept secrets is this geological cleft that runs 50 feet down to the ocean’s surface. Surrounding trails overlook Second Beach and the water. SACHUEST POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 769 Sachuest Point Road, 619-2680 More than 3 miles of walking trails offer stunning views of the coastline and wildlife habitats. SAKONNET GREENWAY TRAIL/ALBRO WOODS 125 Mitchell’s Lane, 849-2799 With over 10 miles of trails covering Middletown and Portsmouth, visitors can experience pastoral views of woodlands and farms, including wildlife in its natural habitat.

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GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN 380 Cory’s Lane, 683-1267, newportmansions.org The entire family will be entranced by the verdant gardens and topiary marvels sculpted to look like animals.

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BEAVERTAIL STATE PARK Beavertail Road, 884-2010 Whether fishing, hiking or sightseeing, you’ll find something for the entire family at this Jamestown landmark. FORT WETHERILL STATE PARK 3 Fort Wetherill Road, 884-2010 With individual and group picnicking sites, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring, the park’s 61 acres offer an outdoor activity for everyone. KIT WRIGHT TRAIL AT FORT GETTY 1050 Fort Getty Road, 423-7260 If you don’t want to walk the trail, the campground and boat ramp provide alternative outdoor activities. WATSON FARM 455 North Road, 423-0005 Participate in an outdoor workshop or explore the grounds of this working family farm.

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CLIFF WALK

Little Compton

DUNDERY BROOK TRAIL 29 Meetinghouse Trail, 331-7110 Explore a variety of natural wetland habitats from the safety of a boardwalk-style walking trail.

EMILIE RUECKER WILDLIFE REFUGE 286 Seapowet Ave. Delve into this 50-acre wildlife refuge featuring salt marsh trails and blinds for observing the birds that call this part of Rhode Island home.

QUICKSAND/SIMMONS MILL POND Long Highway Well-groomed paths weave through this picturesque landscape, showcasing some of Rhode Island’s coastal ecology.

FORT BARTON WOODS 360 Highland Road All that remains of the original Revolutionary War fort is some skeletal earthworks, but you can venture into the surrounding woods on a series of walking trails.

SAKONNET POINT Rhode Island Road Follow the trail to a rocky beach leading to the point and panoramic views of Sakonnet Light, rocky islands and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

PARDON GRAY PRESERVE/WEETAMOO WOODS 3460 Main Road Choose from three interconnected trails spanning this 230-acre preserve encompassing historic sites, woods and ephemeral wetlands.

WILBOUR WOODS West Main Road at Swamp Road Wilbour Woods’ 1.5-mile dog- and kid-friendly loop guides you through this wooded part of Little Compton. *All Phone numbers are area code 401. Newport rI.com 35


NEWPORT

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BY FRED ALBERT

Newport built its reputation on the billfolds of American aristocracy. But you don’t have to be Daddy Warbucks to enjoy our cozy coastal haven. Here are some free activities that let you savor the good life without breaking out the greenbacks.

BOYD’S WIND GRIST MILL Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 849-1870 The only eight-vane smock windmill ever built and operated in New England, and one of the very few to survive in the U.S.

CASTLE HILL LIGHTHOUSE Around the 800 block of Ocean Avenue, Newport This picturesque lighthouse was built in 1890 at the western end of historic Ocean Avenue. While the interior isn’t open to the public, the grounds are accessible from the adjacent Castle Hill Inn & Resort. CLIFF WALK Bellevue Avenue/Memorial Boulevard, Newport, 845-5300, cliffwalk.com One of Newport’s main attractions is also one of its cheapest (i.e. free). This 3.5-mile trail skirts the Atlantic Ocean and Newport’s fabled Gilded Age mansions; cliffwalk.com. FORT ADAMS STATE PARK 841-0707, fortadams.org Although there’s a fee to visit the fort, there’s no charge to wander the outside grounds, stroll the shoreline path and soak in the 300-degree views. MEMORIAL TOWER Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue, Newport Designed by McKim, Mead & White, this 1929 fieldstone tower commemorates the 150th anniversary of the battle of Rhode Island and offers stunning views from the top. Free and open to the public 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays from midJune to September 1. newportFILM OUTDOORS 649-2784, newportfilm.com Free documentary screenings, popcorn and live music every Thursday evening (except Fourth of July week, when it moves to Wed.) from June 20 to Aug. 29 at locations throughout Aquidneck Island.

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NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT newportgallerynight.com The city’s art galleries stay open late the second Thursday of the month, from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. to Dec. Participation varies; check website for a map and updates. *All phone numbers are area code 401.

Michael Zalewski; Opposite Top: Sunway Photography; Bottom: Newport Daily News file photo

AQUIDNECK GROWERS MARKET aquidneckcommunitytable.org Shop for local foods and goods Sat. 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. year-round at Newport Vineyards in Middletown; Wed. 2–6 p.m. from May 15 to Oct. 30 on Memorial Boulevard in Newport; and Mon. 2–6 p.m. from July 1 to Aug. 26 at Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue, Newport.


newportFILM OUTDOORS NEWPORT VINEYARD LIVE MUSIC SERIES 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 848-5161, newportvineyards.com Free music 5–8 Wed. (with $10 flights) and 1–4 Sat. & Sun from March to October.

OLD STONE MILL Touro Park on Bellevue Avenue, Newport Was it an observatory built by Norsemen before Columbus’ arrival, or is it the remains of a 17th-century grist mill? You decide.

OCEAN DRIVE oceandrivenewport.com Located on the southwestern tip of the island, Newport’s fabled Ten-Mile Drive offers stunning ocean vistas and peekaboo views of decadent mansions. Join the kite-flyers at Brenton Point State Park or take a salt-air stroll along the shore.

PRESCOTT FARM 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 849-7300, newportrestoration.org Free to visitors, this 18th-century farm sits on 40 acres and includes a restored windmill, buildings and gardens.

OCHRE COURT 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, 847-6650, salve.edu This 1892 mansion is used as the administrative office of Salve Regina University, but the ground floor is open to the public.

PURGATORY CHASM Adjacent to Second Beach on Tuckerman Avenue in Middletown This glacial cleft in the earth measures about 10 feet wide and 50 feet deep, and can be viewed from a wooden bridge above. SACHUEST POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 769 Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, fws.gov/refuge/Sachuest_Point/about.html Three miles of coastal trails weave through this 242-acre preserve, offering outstanding birdwatching, fishing and ocean vistas, as well as a staffed visitor center. Pets not permitted.

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FLY A KITE AT BRENTON POINT

Family FUN BY JAKE CATHERS

AUDRAIN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM 222 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org This museum offers a rotating display of unique and historic automobiles, drawn from a collection of more than 160 cars. CLASSIC CAR TOURS Brown and Howard Wharf, Newport, 465-1246, newportclassiccarsri.com Ride the historic streets of Newport in style in an antique car. EASTON’S BEACH CAROUSEL 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 845-5810 Kids of all ages can enjoy a ride on this vintage carousel located at Easton’s Beach. Open seasonally Memorial Day through Labor Day. FLY A KITE AT BRENTON POINT Ocean Avenue, Newport, 324-9335, newportkitefestival.com Ocean Drive is well known for its beautiful views of the ocean, but that same ocean breeze is great for flying a kite. If you can’t make the festival in July, or forgot to pack your kite, there is a kite rental kiosk available during the summer months.

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GO RENT A RIDE AT SCOOTER WORLD 12 Christies Landing, Newport, 619-1349, scooterworldri.com Choose from a variety of bike and moped rentals to tour the streets of Newport, including the family-friendly scoot coupe that offers side-by-side seating on a three-wheeled scooter. INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-3990, tennisfame.com If tennis is your passion, you need to see this internationally renowned museum with interactive displays and unique memorabilia. Tour the grounds and maybe even play a set on the historic grass courts. ISLAND CINEMA 10 866 West Main Road, Middletown, 847-3456, cinemacluster.com Don’t miss out on a big premiere — or maybe it’s raining out and you need to keep the kids entertained. This recently renovated multiplex has luxury seating, surround sound and a full snack bar to enhance your cinematic enjoyment.

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Newport has a great variety of family attractions, with something for everyone. So if you are visiting with children — or just a kid at heart — here are some can’t-miss spots for your family to experience.


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JANE PICKENS THEATER & EVENT CENTER 49 Touro St., Newport, 846-5252, janepickens.com This art house cinema showcases classic films, indies and special screenings. MINIATURE OCCASIONS 57 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-5440, miniatureoccasions.com If you have a doll-lover in your life, this hidden gem has unique, handcrafted and custom-made dolls, as well as a doll hospital for repairing any cosmetic or functional defects. NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org This museum takes an interactive approach to automotive history, displaying more than 70 cars spanning seven decades of technology, design and innovation. NEWPORT GULLS 20 America’s Cup Ave., Newport. 845-6832, newportgulls.com Visit historic Cardines Field to see budding baseball stars in an intimate setting that includes interactive fan engagement and a concession stand full of ballpark favorites. The season runs from June to August, with games Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. RAIL EXPLORERS 1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth, 877-833-8588, railexplorers.net Ride self-propelled pedal-powered rail bikes during this 6-mile round-trip excursion atop train tracks bordering Narragansett Bay.

NEWPORT GULLS BASEBALL RYAN AMUSEMENT CENTER 268 Thames St., Newport, 846-5774, ryanfamily. com/locations/game-locations/newport Give the kids a video game experience unlike anything they might have at home. ROUGH POINT 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-8344, newportrestoration.org/roughpoint This house museum captures a day in the life of Newport grande dame Doris Duke. Exhibits inside the home and on the grounds showcase artifacts and heirlooms from the famous philanthropist.

SAVE THE BAY EXPLORATION CENTER AND AQUARIUM 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 324-6020, savebay.org/family-fun/aquarium If you are looking for a hands-on way to learn about the wildlife on Aquidneck Island, this interactive aquarium should be SAVE THE BAY your first stop. EXPLORATION CENTER & AQUARIUM SAVE THE BAY SEAL WATCH TOUR Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Newport, 203-7325, savebay.org/family-fun/seals Venture into Newport Harbor aboard a Save The Bay education vessel to observe migratory harbor seals in their winter homes. Seasonal November–April. THAMES GLASS 688 Thames St., Newport, 846-0576, thamesglass.com Visit this local artisan shop to make your own hand-blown glass ornament. Be sure to call ahead, as this is by appointment only.

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Wellness BY THE SEA BY MEAGHAN O’NEILL

Visitors to Newport typically find themselves indulging in dinner, dancing, miles of walking and probably a few drinks. All that activity can be exhausting. When it’s time to pamper yourself, let these wellness spots refresh your body, mind and spirit.

Stretch it Out

If that hike along Cliff Walk left your muscles feeling mangled, stay limber and relax your soul with a yoga class or two. Newport Power Yoga offers slow-flow restorative and power vinyasa classes in a sun-filled room. At Thames Street Yoga in Newport and Inner Light in Middletown, you’ll find a variety of yoga styles and meditation classes for all levels. newportpoweryoga.com, thamesstreetyoga.com, innerlightyoga.com

Sweat it Off

If getting a good workout is a necessary part of your day, drop into one of Newport’s top exercise studios. Pulse Newport’s three locations offer classes throughout the day, including spinning, rowing, barre, HIIT and much more. Need to work off that indulgent dinner you had last night? Stay long and lean at Newport Pilates or Golden Mean Pilates Studio in private or group reformer and mat sessions.

Say ‘Aaaah’

When your muscles are ready for a rubdown, head to Hotel Viking’s Spa Fjor, a luxurious refuge with a tranquil ambience and services ranging from exotic Balinese treatments to Thai body rituals. The Seawater Spa at Gurney’s Resort & Marina offers gorgeous ocean views and indoor and outdoor treatments to cleanse and calm your body and spirit. In addition to traditional massage therapies, Bellevue Massage and Bodywork offers alternative services such as reiki and reflexology. hotelviking.com/spa, gurneysresorts.com/newport/ spa, bellevuebodywork.com NEWPORT WELLNESS & RECOVERY

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If only cutting-edge therapies will do, head to the beautiful Bodhi Spa and detoxify in hot mineral baths and cold plunges, plus saunas and steam rooms. At Newport Wellness & Recovery in Middletown, cryotherapy exposes the body to extreme temperatures (think -200 degrees Fahrenheit) for just a few minutes; crystal healing and a Himalayan salt cave are also on the menu. And the Stella Mare Wellness Center offers a shamanic healing and Seimei — a non-touch healing technique — among other services, in a modern rustic setting. thebodhispa.com, stellamarewellness.com, newportwellnessandrecovery.com

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Newport’s winds are great for sailing, but not your hair. Get locks that rock at Wave Lengths Salon & Spa or JF3 Salon & Spa. For the best in beauty and skin care, head to local favorite The Apothecary, which WAVE LENGTHS offers top-notch products, makeup services, treatments and spray tans. Need a no-nonsense nail salon? Star Nails, with locations in both Newport and Middletown, gets the job done.


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FOOD TO FIT

Your Mood BY RACHAEL THATCHER

For many travelers, leisure activities are a way to kill time until the next meal. It’s not just a matter of hunger; eating is the quickest and easiest way to submerge yourself in a new city. So find the category that fits your mood and dive right in — in Newport it’s hard to go wrong.

I’VE GOT A LONG DAY PLANNED AND NEED A HEARTY BREAKFAST. Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 849-4440, atlanticgrille.com Belle’s Cafe, 1 Washington St., Newport, 619-5964, newportshipyard.com Blue Plate Diner, 665 West Main Rd., Middletown, 848-9500, blueplatedinerri.com Corner Cafe, 110 Broadway, Newport, 846-0606, cornercafenewport.com Cindy’s Country Cafe, 1324 West Main Rd., Portsmouth, 683-5134, cindyscountrycafe.com

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Franklin Spa, 229 Spring St., Newport, 847-3540 Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar, 111 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-4811, megsmilkbar.com Rosemary & Thyme Cafe, 382 Spring St., Newport, 619-3338, rosemaryandthymecafe.com

I NEED A CAFFEINE FIX. Coastal Roasters, 1791 Main Road, Tiverton, 624-2343 The Coffee Guy, inside Harvest Market, 7 Carroll Ave., Newport, thecoffeeguyri.com The Coffee Grinder, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 847-9307

EMPIRE TEA & COFFEE

Custom House Coffee, 7229 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 842-0008, customhousecoffee.com Empire Tea & Coffee, 112 William St. and 22 Broadway, Newport, and 58 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 619-1388, empireteaandcoffee.com Mokka Coffee House, 469 Thames St. at Spring Wharf, Newport, 619-1530 The Nitro Bar, 2 Pond Ave., Newport, thenitrocart.com

I WANT TO KEEP IT CASUAL, BUT NOT SKIMP ON FLAVOR. Boru Noodle Bar, 36 Broadway, Newport, 846-4200, borunoodlebar.com Mission, 29 Marlborough St., Newport, 619-5560, missionnpt.com Tito’s Cantina, 651 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-4222, titos.com Winner Winner, 677 Thames St., Newport, 848-2449, winnerwinnernpt.com

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I’M GETTING TOGETHER WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS.

I’M TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEONE. 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille, 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 841-8884, 22bowens.com

The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com

Stoneacre Brasserie, 28 Washington Square, Newport, 619-7810, stoneacrebrasserie.com Surf Club, 337 Thames St., Newport, 619-5701, surfclubnewport.com

I WANT TO GRAB A QUICK LUNCH TO-GO. Cru Cafe, 1 Casino Terrace, Newport, 314-0500, crucafenewport.com

Bouchard Inn & Restaurant, 505 Thames St., Newport, 846-0123, bouchardnewport.com O’BRIEN’S PUB

I’M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames St., Newport, 849-6334, brickalley.com Mission, 29 Marlborough St., Newport, 619-5560, missionnpt.com

Flat Waves, 1130 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 847-9283, flat-waves.com

Newport Creamery, 208 West Main Road, Middletown, 846-2767, and 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-6332, newportcreamery.com

Picnic Cafe, 26 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-1181, picnicnewport.com

O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport, 849-6623, theobrienspub.com

Scratch Kitchen & Catering, 88 Broadway, Newport, 849-4782, scratchnewport.com

Red Parrot, 348 Thames St., Newport, 847-3800, redparrotrestaurant.com Winner Winner, 677 Thames St., Newport, 848-2449, winnerwinnernpt.com

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Cara at The Chanler, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 847-2244, thechanler.com Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, 466-1355, castlehillinn.com Perro Salado, 19 Charles St., Newport, 619-4777, perrosalado.com Simpatico Jamestown, 13 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 423-2000, simpaticojamestown.com Stoneacre Brasserie, 28 Washington Square, Newport, 619-7810, stoneacrebrasserie.com TSK, 509 Thames St., Newport, 846-0400, tsknpt.com The White Horse Tavern, 26 Marlborough St., Newport, 849-3600, whitehorsenewport.com

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Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., Newport, 619-4100, midtownoyster.com


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I WANT TO DINE AL FRESCO. The Black Pearl, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-5264, blackpearlnewport.com

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I’M ALL ABOUT SEAFOOD. The Black Pearl, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-5264, blackpearlnewport.com

Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, 849-3800, castlehillinn.com

Benjamin’s Restaurant & Raw Bar, 254 Thames St., Newport, 846-8768, benjaminsrawbar.com

Diego’s, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-2640, diegosnewport.com

Flo’s Clam Shack, 4 Wave Ave., Middletown, 847-8141, flosclamshacks.com

The Landing, 30 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 847-4514, thelandingrestaurant newport.com

The Mooring, 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, 846-2260, mooringrestaurant.com

The Lobster Bar, 31 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-2890, lobsterbarri.com

Newport Lobster Shack, 150 Long Wharf, Newport, 847-1700, newportlobster shack.com

The Pineapple Club, 1 Goat Island, Newport, 849-2600, gurneysresorts.com

Scales & Shells, 527 Thames St., Newport, 846-3474, scalesandshells.com

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ANTONIO’S PIZZA

I JUST WANT TO STAY IN AND ORDER TAKEOUT. Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice, 150 JT Connell Hwy., Newport, 846-1124, antoniospizza.com China Star, 110 Williams St., Newport, 841-5556, chinastar3.com Ching Tao Restaurant, 268 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-2112, chingtaori.com Nikolas Pizza, 3302 Memorial Blvd. West, Newport, 849-6611, nikolaspizza.com Siam Square, 238 East Main Road, Middletown, 851-7988, siamsquaremiddletown.com Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport, 841-8822, thaicuisinemenu.com

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Cocktails BY JAKE CATHERS

Newport offers many iterations of the venerable pub crawl. Here are two options: One keeps you in the heart of the city, the other lets you mix it up with locals a little farther off the beaten path. Either way, be sure to pace yourself and drink responsibly. Appoint a designated driver, use a pedicab or call a taxi or ride-sharing service to end your night.

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Kick off your crawl in style at Malt (150 Broadway), where the bartenders can educate you on their selection of scotch and whiskey. Next door is Norey’s (156 Broadway), where you can choose from over 100 beer and cider options. Just a few steps away is Salvation Cafe (140 Broadway). Their authentic, seasonal mojito bar will quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Further south on Broadway, you’ll find another cluster of watering holes. The Fastnet Pub (1 Broadway) brings a taste of Irish lore to the menu, where we highly recommend a pint of Guinness to take the place of dessert. Across the street, saunter into Pour Judgement (32 Broadway), which offers another immense menu of both mainstream and craft beer selections. Before you leave the neighborhood, double back to The Fifth Element (111 Broadway) and try a Cooper Union, enjoying some live music and a great crowd while you savor this blend of Irish Whiskey, St-Germain and orange bitters.

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Start out on the southern end of Thames Street at Zelda’s (528 Thames St.), known locally as a hangout for sailors. Begin your trek with a Dark and Stormy, the yachtsman’s drink of choice. Venture up the street just a bit and visit O’Brien’s Pub (501 Thames St.) for a frozen Mudslide on the outdoor patio (weather permitting), a great spot to people watch. Continue north on Thames Street until just before Memorial Boulevard. Plan to have a Pera Diablo at Midtown Oyster Bar (345 Thames St.), which features several bars, including a rooftop deck. Next, take a break for barbecue at Smoke House (31 Scott Wharf), open seasonally from the end of April through Columbus Day weekend. It’s a great spot to watch the world walk past and enjoy a cold Dandy Lion Iced Tea. Continuing on America’s Cup Avenue, take a turn toward the ocean and join the crowd at Diego’s (11 Bowen’s Wharf ). Whether you’re on the patio or inside the bar, order the Bride of Carlos off of their Craft Cocktails menu. It will give you a little jolt of spice from the jalapeño-infused tequila. No downtown pub crawl would be complete without a stop at Brick Alley Pub (140 Thames St.), where by this point you might need some food. Order a huge plate of Ultimate Nachos and wash it down with a cold Narragansett Lager.

A BRIDE OF CARLOS AND A STANDARD MARGARITA FROM DIEGO’S

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Vineyards &Breweries BY FRED ALBERT

Wine

CAROLYN’S SAKONNET VINEYARDS 162 West Main Rd., Little Compton 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com

Located in bucolic Little Compton, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards bills itself as New England’s oldest vineyard, offering a selection of nearly 20 wines produced from local grapes that are picked by hand and aged in oak barrels. GREENVALE VINEYARDS 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth 847-3777, greenvale.com

Located five miles north of downtown Newport along the Sakonnet River, Greenvale features an assortment of estate-grown wines served in a tasting room converted from a historic stable. Live jazz offered every Saturday afternoon from May through early December. NEWPORT VINEYARDS 909 East Main Rd., Middletown 848-5161, newportvineyards.com

Newport Vineyards occupies 100 acres of historic farmland that capitalizes on the region’s unique microclimate to produce an array of fine wines, which it serves and sells in a stylish setting that recalls Napa Valley. Check their online calendar for live music, daily tours and frequent events. 50 Newport rI.com

Beer

CODDINGTON BREWING COMPANY 210 Coddington Hwy, Middletown 847-6690, coddbrew.com

Coddington offers a constantly changing selection of seasonal and specialty ales and lagers brewed right on the premises, complemented by a full food menu. NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING CO. 293 JT Connell Hwy., Newport 849-5232, newportcraft.com Rhode Island’s original production craft brewery offers a large, ever-changing selection of brews

made from local ingredients, as well as beers aged in barrels. They also produce a variety of spirits. Tastings and tours available. NOREY’S 156 Broadway, Newport, 847-4971, noreys.com

Shangri-La for the beer aficionado, Norey’s recently started brewing their own suds, which they serve alongside a consummate selection of international craft beers. RAGGED ISLAND BREWING COMPANY 200 Highpoint Ave. #B6, Portsmouth 318-2991, raggedislandbrewing.com

This Portsmouth taproom shares brewmaster John Almeida’s full array of beers, including the intriguing-sounding “Liquid Hugs.” Sign us up. TAPROOT BREWING CO. 909 East Main Rd. Middletown 848-5161, newportvineyards.com

Newport Vineyards’ beer-oriented sibling features a state-of-the-art brew house producing small batches of unfiltered, hop-forward beers brewed for immediate enjoyment. *All phone numbers are area code 401.

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hen you grow tired of drinking in the sights, check out some of our sites for drinking. Newport County has an impressive selection of vineyards and breweries where you can savor the local libations and take home some samples.

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BY BOB CURLEY

When downtown Newport gets a little too intense, it’s good to know that respite can be found just a bridge away. Here are three destinations that are a short drive from Newport and blessed with small-town New England charm.

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Jamestown has a lot of the best attributes of twinkles with fairy lights. Evenings can be capped Newport, minus the crowds: an attractive coastal at the Narragansett Cafe, one of the best livevillage, beautiful beaches, lighthouses, historic music venues in Rhode Island. sites, and an assortment of shops and restaurants. Outside of town, quiet lanes lead south to the “A lot of people who don’t know about beaches and north to Watson Farm, where you Jamestown stop here on their way to the Cape can tour an 18th-century farm maintained by or Newport and say, ‘Wow, Historic New England, and can what a great spot,’” observes purchase the grass-fed lamb Dianne Grippi, an island resident and beef raised on-site. Nearby who is the board chair of the is the picturesque Jamestown Jamestown Arts Center, which Windmill, built in 1787. hosts a wide variety of public art Warding mariners from the exhibitions, lectures and movies. southern tip of the island is the Narragansett Avenue is the Beavertail Lighthouse, the thirdheart of Jamestown, which oldest in the U.S., set on a rocky is actually the name of the point popular with fishermen. town, not the island (which The ruins of Fort Wetherill, a SIMPATICO JAMESTOWN is Conanicut, but rarely used former coastal defense battery, except by the local yacht club). are also open for exploration. The deck at the Slice of Heaven cafe is the best The seasonal Jamestown Newport Ferry spot in town for breakfast, the Pink Pig BBQ serves allows easy transit between the two seaside ribs, brisket and sausage right out of the smoker communities without having to deal with traffic for lunch, and Simpatico Jamestown is a magical or parking hassles. “Jamestown is really accessible experience for dinner, when its leafy courtyard to everything,” Grippi says.

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Tiverton

There are two distinct faces to Tiverton: to the north, the town abuts the urban streets of Fall River, Mass., and is home to the new Tiverton Casino Hotel. The southern half of Tiverton is a rural coastal community where generations of locals have stopped at Evelyn’s Drive-In for clams and lobster rolls on summer nights, and families cool off on the shores of Fogland Beach and Grinnell’s Beach, which has been spruced up with a new bathhouse, promenade and shaded pavilion. “There’s no other road in Rhode Island like Route 77, where you can see the water on the whole drive,” says Jane Bitto, owner of Evelyn’s. “I love that about Tiverton.” Beyond the beach, there’s plenty to do outdoors in Tiverton, from hiking the 7 miles of trails in Weetamoo Woods (look for the remnants of colonial homes and roads) to climbing the observation tower at the site of Fort Barton, a Revolutionary War redoubt that played a role in the capture of a British general. Closer to the shore is the small-but-beautiful Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, an Audubon Society of Rhode Island preserve with trails along the Sakonnet River. Tiverton has more than clam shacks to tempt the palate: three fine-dining options include the waterfront Red Dory, the elegant Boat House, and Trattoria Romano at the new casino. Four Corners, a charming country crossroads, is home to the venerable Gray’s Ice Cream, Provender Fine Foods,

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the Four Corners Grille, and a variety of galleries that display works by the town’s surprisingly diverse artists’ community. “We’ve always had a lot of artists here, but the community has expanded and grown,” says painter and sculptor Kelly Milukas. “Art isn’t seasonal here — it’s year-round.” Newport rI.com 53


Little Compton

It says something that the most popular destination in Little Compton is a vineyard: The southeasternmost town in Rhode Island remains largely a coastal agriculture area — a combination that’s increasingly rare. “Little Compton is like stepping back in time,” says actress Arden Myrin, a Little Compton native who stars in the Netflix series Insatiable and makes stops at old favorites like Walker’s Roadside Stand and the Art Cafe whenever she’s in town from Los Angeles visiting her parents. “It’s a place you can unplug — it’s kind of the opposite of what the world is now.” Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards remains a mandatory stop for wine tasting, live music and small bites at the Bar and Board Vineyard Bistro. But the real heart of the community is its archetypal New England commons, a green triangle bordered by the town hall, library, post office, general store

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and “front porch” restaurant, the Commons Lunch. The Old Commons Burial Ground includes the grave of Elizabeth Alden, allegedly the first white child born in New England. If you go to breakfast at the Barn Restaurant in the village of Adamsville, be sure to try the lobster Benedict and pay a visit to the statue of the Rhode Island Red rooster across the street — it’s the state bird. From Adamsville, it’s just a short drive to the shoreline, where you’ll find the peaceful South Shore Beach and the Nature Conservancy’s Goosewing Beach Preserve, Sakonnet Point with its ca. 1884 lighthouse, and the hiking trails of Wilbour Woods. Little Compton has but one hotel, but it’s special. The Stone House, built in 1854 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has 16 guest rooms and faces the ocean near Sakonnet Point.

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COLONY HOUSE Washington Square, Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Built in 1739, the Colony House is the fourth oldest statehouse still standing in the U.S. The scene of many dramatic events, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 20, 1776, the building is open for guided tours by appointment. THE COMMONS Rt. 77 to Meeting House Lane, Little Compton, 635-4400, little-compton.com A traditional 17th-century town green and historic burial ground circled by churches, a one-room schoolhouse, a library, and many Greek Revival and early Victorian homes.

IDA LEWIS LIGHTHOUSE 170 Wellington Ave., Newport The lighthouse and adjacent keeper’s cottage, now part of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, are connected to land by a long pier. The lighthouse is named for the celebrated lightkeeper, who rescued 18 people from the sea during her career. LOEB VISITORS CENTER 52 Spring St., Newport, 847-0070, loebvisitors.org A museum celebrating Jewish liberty, tolerance and the separation of church and state in colonial America. MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY 648 Thames St., Newport, 848-0661, newportirishhistory.org Exploring the impact of Irish immigrants from the 1600s to today, with exhibits, photographs, videos and artifacts.

FORT ADAMS STATE PARK 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 841-0707, fortadams.org America’s largest coastal fortification, where guided tours take you through underground tunnels, historic quarters and scenic outlooks. Visit Eisenhower House or stroll the perimeter walkway for spectacular views.

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM Naval Station Newport, Newport, 848-8300, nwcfoundation.org Torpedo displays and exhibits on naval warfare history and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. (Call two business days in advance for access.)

FORT BARTON Highland Road, Tiverton, 633-2037, tiverton.ri.gov Built in 1776, this National Historic Landmark features an observation tower and 3 miles of trails.

MUSEUM OF NEWPORT HISTORY 82 Touro St., Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Explore nearly four centuries of history at this museum run by the Newport Historical Society, or sign up for one of their popular walking tours.

GREAT FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE 21 Farewell St., Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Built in 1699, Rhode Island’s oldest surviving house of worship was a symbol of the Quakers’ political, cultural and economic dominance in the 1700s. Tours by appointment.

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NEWPORT MANSIONS 847-1000, newportmansions.org The Preservation Society of Newport County protects, preserves and presents one of America’s most comprehensive collections of historic houses, landscapes and decorative arts. Tours

available of The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Rosecliff, The Elms and Marble House, as well as Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth. Some properties open seasonally. OLD STONE MILL Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., Newport Is it an observatory built by Norsemen before Columbus’ arrival, or the remains of a 17thcentury grist mill? You decide. PRESCOTT FARM 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-7300, newportrestoration.org Free to visitors, this 18thcentury farm sits on 40 acres and includes a restored windmill, buildings and gardens. QUAKER MEETING HOUSE 11 Middle Road, Portsmouth Located near town hall, just off East Main Road, this ca.1700 structure has been beautifully restored and is still used as a house of worship. REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org Founded in 1747, it’s the oldest community library in the U.S. still occupying its original building. An expansive portrait gallery features works by Gilbert Stuart, and there are art galleries with rotating exhibitions, as well as lectures and concerts. Open daily; guided tours 10:30 a.m. Mon.–Sat. ROSE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Newport, 847-4242, roseisland.org Rose Island housed fortifications and army barracks in the 1700s before construction of a lighthouse in 1870. The light and grounds are now open seasonally for touring via the Jamestown/Newport Ferry.


SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE 18 Market Sq., Newport, 847-4260, seamensnewport.org A haven for seafarers since 1930, Seamen’s Church Institute includes an exquisite mural-covered chapel, interactive educational exhibition, library, lodging and free Wi-Fi. TOURO SYNAGOGUE 85 Touro St., Newport, 847-4794, tourosynagogue.org Designed by Peter Harrison and dedicated in 1763, Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the U.S. Tours available various days seasonally; no tours Saturdays and Jewish holidays. TRINITY CHURCH Queen Anne Square, Newport, 846-0660, trinitynewport.org Built in 1726, Trinity features beautiful stained-glass windows and a rare tripledecked pulpit. THE WILBOR HOUSE 548 West Main Road/Rt. 77, Little Compton, 635-4035, littlecompton.org This c. 1690 house is one of eight historic buildings on the property, and features archival manuscripts, photos and artifacts. Hours vary seasonally.

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MANSIONS & MUSEUMS ARTILLERY COMPANY & MILITARY MUSEUM 23 Clarke St., Newport, 846-8488, newportartillery.org Built in 1836, the museum and armory house an extensive collection of military artifacts, historic cannons and uniforms.

TRINITY CHURCH AUDRAIN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM 222 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org Exhibiting the most technologically advanced, historically significant, fastest and most expensive cars from around the world. THE BREAKERS 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org Newport’s most palatial summer residence was built in 1895 and features 70 rooms decorated with rare marble, platinum leaf, alabaster and gilded woods. CHATEAU-SUR-MER 474 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org One of America’s greatest Victorian homes, noted for its fine examples of Victorian furnishings and stenciled wallpapers. CHEPSTOW 120 Narragansett Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org This 1860 Italianate-style villa houses a collection of 19thcentury American paintings, including landscapes by Hudson River School artists.

THE ELMS 367 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org The 1901 summer retreat features wall-sized Venetian paintings, Chinese lacquer panels and tapestries. HUNTER HOUSE (1748) 54 Washington St., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org Step back into Newport’s 18th-century past with this exquisite collection of colonial furniture. Open seasonally. INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-3990, tennisfame.com An interactive experience showcasing the history of tennis and its greatest champions, housed in a landmark shingle-style building and surrounded by grass courts available for public play. ISAAC BELL HOUSE 70 Perry St., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org This masterpiece of the American shingle style features arts and crafts interiors, Japanese-inspired columns and a sweeping floor plan. Open seasonally. Newport rI.com 63


JAMESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 92 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 423-0784, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org Built in 1885 as a one-room schoolhouse, this historical museum offers special exhibitions. Open seasonally or by appointment. KINGSCOTE 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org This 1841 Gothic Revival “cottage” includes one of America’s greatest dining rooms, as well as rare furniture, silver and Chinese decorative arts. Open seasonally. LOEB VISITORS CENTER 52 Spring St., Newport, 847-0070, loebvisitors.org A museum celebrating Jewish liberty, tolerance and the separation of church and state in colonial America.

MUSEUM OF NEWPORT HISTORY Thames Street at Washington Square, Newport, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Glimpse into the lives of Newport’s people, past and present. Exhibits bring to life the city’s role in the American Revolution and its emergence as a Gilded Age resort. Walking tours available. MUSEUM OF NEWPORT IRISH HISTORY 648 Thames St., Newport, 848-0661, newportirishhistory.org Learn about the impact of Irish immigrants from the 1600s to the present, with exhibits.

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NEWPORT HELICOPTER TOURS NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 492 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 851-8949, americanillustration.org Paintings by Rockwell, Parrish, Wyeth and 150 others. Open limited hours year-round; children under 5 not admitted.

NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 835-2374, newportcarmuseum.org This private collection of 70+ automobiles focuses on seven decades of modern industrial automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art.

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM Naval Base Newport, 841-4052, nwcfoundation.org Torpedo displays and exhibitions on naval warfare history and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. Call two days in advance for access.

NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION 847-8344, newportrestoration.org For five decades, the Newport Restoration Foundation has preserved over 80 18th- and 19th-century buildings on Aquidneck Island, representing one of the largest portfolios of historic architecture owned by a single organization in the United States. Their properties Rough Point, Whitehorne House and Prescott Farm are open to the public for touring.

NEWPORT ART MUSEUM 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org Outstanding contemporary and historic regional art inside a landmark 19th-century building. Enjoy exhibits, concerts, lectures, events, tours and art classes yearround.

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MARBLE HOUSE 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org Alva Vanderbilt’s 1892 temple to the arts, modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles and containing 500,000 cubic feet of marble.


OCHRE COURT 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, 847-6650, salve.edu Salve Regina University’s main administration building was designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1892. Ground floor is open weekdays to visitors, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY 847-1000, newportmansions.org Rhode Island’s largest cultural organization protects, preserves and presents the best of Newport County’s architectural heritage, with 10 historic properties and landscapes open to the public. ROSECLIFF 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-1000, newportmansions.org Built for a Nevada silver heiress, Rosecliff hosted spectacular parties and has been used as a set for several Hollywood movies. ROUGH POINT 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-8344, newportrestoration.org The Newport home of heiress, philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke is still decorated as she left it, with French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains and Flemish tapestries. SAMUEL WHITEHORNE HOUSE 416 Thames St., Newport, 847-2448, newportrestoration.org See the Doris Duke Collection of 18th- and 19th-century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, including work by famed Newport cabinetmakers Townsend and Goddard. WANTON-LYMAN -HAZARD HOUSE 17 Broadway, Newport, 846-0813, newporthistory.org One of Newport’s oldest surviving residences, ca. 1697, and the site of the infamous Stamp Act Riot of 1765, this fully restored example of early Colonial architecture is furnished with period decorative arts and furniture.

BOAT TOURS & CHARTERS BLOCK ISLAND FERRY 304 Great Island Road, Narragansett, 866-783-7996, blockislandferry.com Climb aboard the traditional ferry year-round from Point Judith in Narragansett, or board the high-speed passenger-only ferries from Point Judith (May–Dec.) and Newport (June–Sept.). RUM RUNNER II Departs from Bannister’s Wharf, 847-0298, cruisenewport.com Cruise on the Prohibition-era high-speed motor yacht Rum Runner II, with daily departures May–Oct. See coupon on page 1. SAIL NEWPORT Fort Adams State Park, Newport, 849-8385, sailnewport.org Enjoy Narragansett Bay and see Newport from the water. Private and group instruction for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Open daily. SAILING EXCURSIONS 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 847-0000, sail-newport.com Step aboard the legendary schooner Adirondack II or sloop Eleanor for a private charter. SAVE THE BAY SEAL CRUISES Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, 203-7325, savebay.org/seals These guided, one-hour bay tours offer family fun from November to April. SCHOONER AURORA 5 Marina Plaza, Newport, 849-6683, newportexperience.com/ schooner-aurora Relive the era of tall ships aboard this 101-foot schooner with its striking red sails. SCHOONER MADELEINE Departs from Bannister’s Wharf, 847-0298, cruisenewport.com Sail aboard the 72-foot schooner Madeleine daily on cruises of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, May–Oct. See coupon on page 1.

SIGHTSAILING OF NEWPORT Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 849-3333, sightsailing.com Sightsailing offers seasonal daily sailing tours and private charters aboard the 80-foot schooner Aquidneck, 46-foot sloop Sightsailer, and the O’Day 34, Starlight. See coupon on page 15.

RECREATION BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE AND STATE PARK Beavertail Road, Jamestown, 884-2010, beavertaillight.org Visit the third oldest lighthouse in the country for a nearly 360-degree view of Narragansett Bay, a sea creature museum and a small aquarium. Open houses, group tours. BRENTON POINT STATE PARK Ocean Dr., Newport, 849-4562 This 100-acre stretch of rocky coastline is a favorite spot for fishermen, picnickers and kite-flyers. Open year round, sunrise to sunset. CASTLE HILL LIGHTHOUSE Ocean Dr. at Castle Hill Inn, Newport This 34-foot-tall icon was established in 1890 and automated in 1957. Public access through an easement on the private resort. CLIFF WALK Beginning near Easton’s Beach on Memorial Blvd., Newport, cliffwalk.com This 3.5-mile path runs along the coast, offering ocean vistas and glimpses of glorious Bellevue Avenue mansions. Accessible at multiple spots along the trail, with public restrooms on Narragansett Avenue. Leashed pets allowed. ELEMENTAL SURF CAMP 86 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 846-4421, elementalsurfcamp.com Learn to surf or try stand up paddle boards. Private and group lessons, as well as surfing, stand up paddle board and kayak rentals. Available at Second and Third Beaches, Middletown, and First Beach, Newport. Newport RI.com 65


EMILIE RUECKER WILDLIFE REFUGE 134 Seapowet Ave., Tiverton, asri.org More than 150 species of birds visit this 50-acre refuge annually. Walking trails along the Sakonnet River. FORT WETHERILL STATE PARK 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, 884-2010 riparks.com A former defense battery and training camp on 100-foot cliffs overlooking the Bay, with 61 acres open daily for hiking, fishing and family picnics. Public boat ramp and scuba diving.

FOUR CORNERS ARTS CENTER (THE MEETING HOUSE) 3852 Main Road, Tiverton, 624-2600, fourcornersarts.org Located in the ca.1800 SouleSeabury House. Exhibits, concerts, dance, sculpture, theater and special events. GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 683-1267, newportmansions.org This 7-acre estate has more than 80 trees and shrubs sculpted into the shape of animals and geometric forms, along with formal flower beds and fruit and vegetable gardens. GREEN VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 847-9543, gvccri.com A semi-private country club that’s open to the public, with an 18-hole championship golf course, banquet facility, pro shop and lessons.

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ISLAND STYLE PARASAIL GREENVALE VINEYARDS 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 847-3777, greenvale.com Enjoy estate-grown, awardwinning wines and wonderful music on a historic farm alongside the beautiful Sakonnet River. Tastings and tours daily.

JANE PICKENS THEATER & EVENT CENTER 49 Touro St., Newport, 846-5474, janepickens.com Built in 1834, the Jane Pickens Theater is known for showing a mix of first-run movies, documentaries and art films, and utilizing the stage for special presentations.

ISLAND STYLE PARASAIL 9 Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Newport, 601-0330, islandstyleparasail.com Parasailing along the beautiful coastline of Newport and Jamestown with three different levels of flights available.

NEWPORT EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY 287 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 837-4188, newportequestrian.com Explore the tranquil beauty of Middletown’s beaches on horseback.

JAMESTOWN GOLF COURSE 245 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, 423-9930, jamestowngolf.com Opened in 1895, nine groomed holes. Regulation length. Open seasonally. Bar and restaurant onsite. JAMESTOWN WINDMILL North Road, Jamestown, 423-0784 Built in 1787 and in operation until 1896, this three-story octagonal structure has cloth sails and is open weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. mid-June to mid-October.

NEWPORT HELICOPTER TOURS 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown, 843-8687, newporthelicoptertours.com Experience RI from the air with a private helicopter tour. Shuttle available from Newport Visitors Center. NEWPORT & NARRAGANSETT BAY RAILROAD 19 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 295-1203, 800-398-RIBS, trainsri.com Step back in time as you enjoy views of Aquidneck Island from a restored vintage passenger train.

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FORTY STEPS End of Narragansett Ave., Newport This was a famous gathering spot in the late 1800s when there were, in fact, 40 rickety wooden stairs leading down to the water. Today, 48 granite steps are embedded in the rocks.


NEWPORT NATIONAL GOLF CLUB 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 848-9690, newportnational.com This 18-hole links-style course features sloping fairways, marshes and strategically placed bunkers, as well as a pro shop, tournaments and dining. NEWPORT VISITORS CENTER 23 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 800-326-6030, discovernewport.org Information and booking assistance for attractions and activities, lodging, dining and shopping, plus directions, parking, trolley and bus stop. NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org More than 300 preserved acres and 7 miles of trails to hike and explore, including Hanging Rock. Guided bird walks, vacation and summer camps, public programs, museum. Open daily. OCEAN DRIVE oceandrivenewport.com Located on the southwestern tip of the island, Newport’s fabled 10-Mile Drive offers stunning ocean vistas and peekaboo views of decadent mansions. Join the kite-flyers at Brenton Point State Park or take a salt-air stroll along the shore. PARDON GRAY PRESERVE Rt. 77, Tiverton, 625-1300, tivertonlandtrust.org More than 230 acres of preserved farmland and woods originally settled in 1696. Leashed dogs welcome. SACHUEST POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 847-5511, fws.gov/refuge/sachuest_point Three miles of coastal trails, saltwater fishing, educational nature center and guided walking tours. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. No pets.

SAIL NEWPORT Ft. Adams State Park, Newport, 846-1983, sailnewport.org Sailboat rentals on Narragansett Bay. Open daily with private and group adult instruction for all skill levels.

HIKES & WALKS BEAVERTAIL STATE PARK Beavertail Road, Jamestown, 884-2010, riparks.com Whether fishing, hiking or sightseeing, you’ll find something for the entire family at this Jamestown landmark.

SAKONNET GREENWAY TRAIL Trailhead at Glen Farm, off East Main Road, Portsmouth, 849-2799, ailt.org The longest nature trail on the island. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Leashed pets allowed.

CONANICUT BATTERY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Battery Lane, off Beavertail Road, Jamestown, 423-7202, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org Revolutionary War site on 22 acres, open year-round.

SAVE THE BAY EXPLORATION CENTER Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 324-6020, savebay.org Touch tanks, aquariums, interactive exhibits and environmental education programs. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day.

EMILIE RUECKER WILDLIFE REFUGE 286 Seapowet Avenue, Tiverton, 949-5454, asri.org Delve into this 50-acre wildlife refuge featuring salt marsh trails and blinds for observing some of the unique birds that call this part of Rhode Island home. No pets.

TIVERTON FOUR CORNERS Rt. 77 and Rt. 179, Tiverton, tivertonfourcorners.com A crossroads of importance since 1710, featuring a collection of quaint shops, galleries, casual restaurants and historic buildings.

FORT ADAMS STATE PARK Newport, 841-0707, fortadams.org Circle the fort with a walk along the bay; leashed pets allowed.

TIVERTON CASINO HOTEL 777 Tiverton Casino Blvd., Tiverton, 816-6000, twinrivertiverton.com Choose from over 1,000 video slot machines, 32 table games and a new sports book service, as well as several on-site restaurants. WATSON FARM 455 North Road, Jamestown, 423-0005, historicnewengland.org/ property/watson-farm A 1796 farmhouse on 280 acres of inviting countryside, with guided and group tours available. WEETAMOO WOODS & PARDON GRAY PRESERVE East Road/Rt. 179, Tiverton, 625-6710 Park covering 750 acres with diverse habitats and 5+ miles of walking, horseback riding & biking trails. Leashed pets welcome.

FORT WETHERILL STATE PARK 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, 884-2010 With individual and group picnicking sites, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring, the park’s 61 acres offer an outdoor activity for everyone. Leashed pets allowed. NEWPORT HARBOR WALK newportharborwalk.com A scenic 4-mile stroll along the city’s waterfront, consisting of a South Walk encompassing the main harbor, and a North Walk covering the Point neighborhood and Goat Island. Leashed pets allowed. NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org Seven miles of hiking trails in a peaceful wildlife refuge. Bird walks, welcome center and gift shop. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, year-round. No pets.

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BAILEY ART GALLERY 42 Spring St. #5, Newport, 848-2919, baileyfineart.com Works in pen and ink, watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oils by owners Jane and Mike Bailey. BLINK GALLERY 89 Thames St., Newport, 619-3717, blinkgalleryusa.com Working studio and gallery of native Newport photographer Alexander “Sandy” Nesbitt.

SACHUEST POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 619-2680, fws. gov/refuge/sachuest_point More than 3 miles of walking trails offer stunning views of the coastline and natural wildlife habitats. Open yearround, sunrise to sunset, free parking. No pets. SAKONNET GREENWAY TRAIL 125 Mitchell’s Lane, 849-2799, ailt.org With over 10 miles of trails covering Middletown and Portsmouth, visitors can experience pastoral views of woodlands, farms and wildlife habitats. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Leashed pets allowed. SIMMONS MILL POND MANAGEMENT AREA John Dyer Road and Cold Brook Road, Little Compton Freshwater wetlands and deciduous forest covering 400 acres. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Leashed pets allowed. WEETAMOO WOODS South entrance on East Road (Rt. 179), Tiverton More than 5 miles of trails through varied habitats. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Horses and leashed dogs permitted.

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ART GALLERIES ALLOY GALLERY 125 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-2265, alloygallery.com Works by leading contemporary art jewelers. ANDREA S. KEOGH ART & DESIGN 59 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 340-9977, akeoghartanddesign.com Specializing in paintings, prints and works on paper by modern and contemporary masters. ARCH CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS 18 East Road, Tiverton, 816-0550, archcontemporary.com A fine ceramics gallery specializing in unique handmade pottery and sculpture. ARNOLD ART GALLERY 210 Thames St., Newport, 847-2273, arnoldart.com Three floors of marine and landscape artwork by regional and international artists. ART ON SPRING 140 Spring St., Newport, 487-0014, artonspring.com A working studio and gallery featuring oil paintings and stained glass. ATELIER NEWPORT 200 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-0700, ateliernewport.com An eclectic mix of contemporary painters, sculptors and woodworkers.

COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY 491 Thames St., Newport, 612-6121, coastal contemporarygallery.com Exhibiting a range of traditional to contemporary artwork, with an emphasis on contemporary work by regional and national artists. CORY SILKEN PHOTOGRAPHY 518 Thames St., Newport, 203-7245, corysilken.com Dynamic yachting photography and vibrant local landscapes by nautical photographer Cory Silken. DEBLOIS GALLERY 134 Aquidneck Ave., Newport, 847-9977, debloisgallery.com A cooperative art gallery presenting all mediums, from experimental to traditional. DOWNTOWN DESIGNS Broadway & Marlborough streets, Newport, 845-9661, downtowndesignsnewport.com An eclectic gallery and studio featuring handcrafted jewelry and paintings created by adults with disabilities. GALLERY AT FOUR 3848 Main Road, Tiverton, 816-0999, galleryatfour.com Contemporary art by regional and national artists. JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org The Jamestown Arts Center is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary facility created to benefit the community of Jamestown through exhibitions, events and classes.

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JW REILLY - BOSTON 152 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-1084, jwreillyusa.com Handcrafted sterling silver. JESSICA HAGEN FINE ART + DESIGN 9A Bridge St., Newport, 835-7682, jessicahagen.com Painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry by the finest artists working in the Northeast today. NEWPORT CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS Brick Marketplace, Newport, 347-662-8640, newport contemporaryart.com Newport Contemporary Fine Arts exhibits work by new and emerging artists. ONNE VAN DER WAL GALLERY 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Second Floor, Newport, 849-5556, vanderwal.com Fine art nautical photography. ROGER KING FINE ARTS 138 Spring St., Newport, 847-4359, rkingfinearts.com Newport’s oldest fine art gallery, featuring American paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries. SHELDON FINE ART 59 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 849-0030, sheldonfineart.com Representing contemporary artists, both domestic and international. SPRING BULL STUDIO & GALLERY 55 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-9166, springbullgallery.com Offering original fine art in many styles that reflect the diverse visions of its cooperative members. WILLIAM VAREIKA FINE ARTS LTD. 212 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-6149, vareikafinearts.com Specializing in the purchase and sale of museum-quality 18th, 19th and early 20th century American art.

STAY

ADMIRAL SIMS’ HOUSE 73 Catherine St., Newport, 841-0009, 877-841-0009, admiralsimsnewport.com Spacious, bright rooms with private bath and home-baked goodies for breakfast! Walking distance to town center; family- and pet-friendly. ATLANTIC STARS 847-0298, atlanticstars.com One-stop shopping for a group of inns around Newport’s historic downtown: Yankee Peddler Inn, the Jailhouse Inn and Harborside Inn. Choose the style and location that suits you. BEECH TREE INN & COTTAGE 34 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, 847-9794, beechtreeinn.com Enjoy bright rooms with private baths, big breakfasts and parking. Walking distance to town center. Several petfriendly rooms. THE CHANLER 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 847-1300, thechanler.com Experience the height of luxury in this European villa overlooking Newport’s Easton’s Beach and Cliff Walk. Each room offers a unique design with individual touches. EAST ISLAND RESERVE 985 East Main Road, Middletown, 845-8300, eastislandreserve.com Stay just outside of Newport in a unique collection of miniature townhouses. Each unit is a suite equipped with a full kitchen, laundry and space to spread out. GURNEY’S RESORT & MARINA 1 Goat Island, Newport, 849-2600, gurneysresorts.com Offering 360-degree waterfront views and the best sunsets in Newport, Gurney’s is the ideal setting for dining, wellness, family fun and cocktails.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES 317 West Main Road, Middletown, 848-6555, hamptoninn3.hilton.com Newly renovated guest rooms minutes from Newport. Indoor pool, hot breakfast, fitness room, meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi. HARBORSIDE INN 1 Christie’s Landing, Newport, 846-6600, newportharborsideinn.com This quaint lodging option is located right on Newport’s historic waterfront with sweeping views of the harbor and convenient access to all of downtown. HOMEWOOD SUITES 348 West Main Road, Middletown, 848-2700, newportmiddletown. homewoodsuites.com All-suite hotel minutes from Newport, featuring indoor saltwater pool, fitness center, putting green, free hot breakfast buffet, evening socials. HOTEL VIKING 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-3300, hotelviking.com This stately landmark features spacious rooms with period furnishings and luxurious appointments. Amenities include a rooftop deck, spa, and restaurant. HOWARD JOHNSON INN 351 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-2000, newporthojo.com Great value 2 miles from Newport. Conference room, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, free continental breakfast and some petfriendly rooms. THE JAILHOUSE INN 13 Marlborough St., Newport, 847-4638, jailhouse.com Convenient to shopping and restaurants, this restored colonial jail in the heart of Newport has beautiful, oversized rooms. Parking and continental breakfast included.

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NEWPORT HARBOR HOTEL & MARINA 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 847-9000, newporthotel.com Offering 133 rooms with pillowtop beds and classic decor. Amenities include an indoor pool and sizable parking lot. NEWPORT MARRIOTT 25 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 849-1000, marriott.com Located in the heart of downtown Newport, this Marriott boasts stunning waterfront views, spacious rooms and resort-style comforts, including a spa, indoor pool and fitness center. OCEANCLIFF 65 Ridge Road, Newport, 619-7925, newportexperience.com/ oceancliff Known for its gorgeous views of lower Narragansett Bay, this wedding venue also has accommodations with a resort atmosphere.

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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 325 West Main Road, Middletown, 845-2005, newportresidenceinn.com Two miles from Newport, this property features an indoor pool, sports court, outdoor fire pit, hot breakfast and evening mix. SEA WHALE MOTEL 150 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 888-257-4096, seawhale.com Waterfront property on Easton’s Pond, close to the beach and Cliff Walk and five minutes from downtown Newport. THE VANDERBILT 41 Mary St., Newport, 846-6200, aubergeresorts. com/vanderbilt The epitome of Gatsby-era luxury, with amenities that include an indoor pool and spa, car service in a vintage automobile, and a rooftop bar. WELLINGTON RESORT 551 Thames St., Newport, 849-1770, wellingtonresort.com A popular, family-friendly destination in downtown Newport featuring timeshare opportunities, an indoor and outdoor pool, and rooms for all budgets. YANKEE PEDDLER INN 113 Touro St., Newport, 846-1323, yankeepeddlerinn.com This early-Victorian home is located in the heart of Newport’s Historic Hill neighborhood and offers 19 guest rooms with private baths.

SHOP

BAILEY T’S 12 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, 848-4500, Quality Newport T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, windbreakers and jerseys for all ages. THE BELLEVUE GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport Take care of all your shopping needs in one location that’s close to everything, with A Market Natural Foods, Bank of America & ATM, CVS Pharmacy, Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Newport Creamery, Post All Packing & Shipping, and Wave Lengths Salon & Spa. BELLEVUE KIDS 206 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-7700, bellevuekids.net Stocked to the brim with the latest threads by well-known designers, and toys to inspire young minds. BELLEVUE SHOPPING DISTRICT Bellevue Avenue, Williams Street & Memorial Boulevard, bellevueshoppingdistrict.com Only blocks from the harbor, the Bellevue Shopping District is brimming with restaurants, boutiques, cafes, galleries, salons, spas and the Tennis Hall of Fame. Chic clothing, fine dining, unique gifts and world-class pampering are accompanied by one-of-a-kind customer service and proximity to Newport’s fabled mansions.

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NEWPORT BAY CLUB & HOTEL 337 Thames St., Newport, 849-8600, newportbayclub.com Located in the heart of downtown. One- and twobedroom suites with kitchens, living rooms, dining areas and oversized showers. Top-floor townhouses have multiple balconies.


CORY FARMS PAST & PRESENTS 3124 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 683-3124, coryfarmsri.com An attractive selection of unique gifts and antiques displayed in an 1849 farmhouse and adjoining outbuildings.

GROOVE NEWPORT 477 Thames St., Newport, 619-2449, groovenewport.com From skirts and denim to swimwear and accessories, get your groove on at this funky boutique with fashion for tweens and moms of all styles and sizes.

COTTAGE & GARDEN 9 Bridge St., Newport, 848-8477, cottageandgarden newport.com A one-of-a-kind shop offering vintage and modern design treasures, all curated with a discerning eye.

GROOVY GATOR 474 Thames St., Newport, 845-0084, thegroovygator.com A unique collection of timeless fashions and inspired gifts and accessories for children of all ages.

DEBORAH WINTHROP LINGERIE 103 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 682-2272, deborahwinthrop.com Popular source for undergarments, bathing suits and pajamas; bra fittings also available. DURIS STUDIOS 480 Thames St., Newport, 849-1540, durisstudios.com A handmade jewelry gallery highlighting pieces by Kevin Duris and a select group of other local artisans. GINGY’S 196 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-4300, gingys.com Colorful women’s apparel that’s perfect for a day at the beach or drinks at Castle Hill, along with gifts and home accessories.

HELLY HANSEN 154 Thames St., Newport, 849-6666, bigweathergear.com Clothing and outerwear for your active lifestyle. MICHAEL HAYES 204 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-3090, michaelhayesnewport.com Men’s and women’s clothing from an international roster of designers emphasizing the fusion of contemporary styles with emerging trends. ISLAND BOOKS 575 East Main Road, Middletown, 849-2665, islandbooksri.com Newport County’s independent community bookstore.

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ISLAND PURSUIT 364 Thames St., Newport, 851-8901, islandpursuit.com Casual, preppy, nautical and resort-inspired clothing for men and women, featuring offerings from Saint James, Southern Tide, Sperry, Sailor-Sailor, Claudia Nichole, Jag Jeans, Helly Hansen, Tommy Bahama, Barbour, Johnnie O and more. ISLAND SURF & SPORT 86 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 846-4421, islandsports.com Surfing gear, stand up paddle boards, boogie boards, and kayak and windsurfing rentals and lessons, as well as clothing and swimsuits. JASON & CO. 57 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 841-9900, jasonandco.net Exquisite handmade jewelry for men and women from New England and around the world. Featuring Anna Beck, Cape Cod Jewelry, Ed Levin, The Touch, Sea Glass Jewelry, Tiffany Jazelle, Steven Douglas, Colby Davis and more. JAMESTOWN OUTDOORS 35 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 924-2885, jamestownoutdoors.com Fine casual apparel for men and women, plus stand up paddle board, kayak and bicycle rentals. KIEL JAMES PATRICK 3 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-4647, kieljamespatrick.com Men’s and women’s apparel and accessories inspired by the rugged charm of coastal New England. MARK ALLEN FINE CLOTHIERS 142 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-5750, marcalleninc.com Upscale men’s clothier emphasizing classic styles with a Southern Italian aesthetic. THE NARRAGANSETT 5 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 847-0303, thenarragansett.com Offering a wide selection of timeless fashion for men and women. Newport rI.com 71


NEWPORT MANSIONS STORES Stores at The Breakers, Bannister’s Wharf, Marble House, Rosecliff, The Elms, Green Animals and online at newportstyle.net A fine selection of gifts, notecards, books, jewelry and more. NEWPORT SCRIMSHANDERS 14 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 849-5680, scrimshanders.com Brian Kiracofe has been keeping the art of scrimshaw alive in Newport, engraving nautical and local scenes on ivory jewelry, knives and handcrafted treasures, and offering Nantucket baskets, too. PORTOBELLO JEWELERS 211 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, Newport, 841-0880, portobellojewelers.com Choose from a distinctive selection of antique, estate and fine jewelry. Specializing in custom designs and gemstones. Offering appraisal and repair services. THE PORTSMOUTH SHOP 2511 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 683-2184 A local destination for gifts of all kinds from graduations to birthdays and holidays. PRIMAVERA NEWPORT 4 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 841-0757, pvnjewelry.com Large selection of gifts, jewelry, housewares and accessories featuring a focus on local artisans.

ROYAL MALE 104 Spring St., Newport, 846-8465 Quality British and European men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for a discriminating clientele. SALTZMAN’S WATCHES 117 Swinburne Row, Brick Market Place, Newport, 841-0011, saltzmans-watches.com Fine watches from companies like Breitling, Movado, Raymond Weil, Victorinox Swiss Army, Michele, and many more. Repairs, too. SEASHELLS IN BLOOM 146 Bellevue Ave. & 33 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-0131, seashellsinbloom.com Seashell flowers, jewelry, gifts, apparel, décor and more for anyone who enjoys an ocean view. SOLE DESIRE 131 Swinburne Row, Newport, 846-0067, shopsoledesire.com Popular spot selling casual footwear for men and women. STALISE 105 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 293-5445, stalise.com Clothing boutique carrying a wide range of designers appealing to women of all ages and sizes.

TEAM ONE 561 Thames St., Newport, 848-0884, team1newport.com The leading outfitter for the world’s best sailors, racers, teams and businesses. Each brand represents the best of the best, and is accompanied by dedicated customer service. Shop for everything from technical gear to shore gear, embroidery, sublimation and gifts. TIVERTON FOUR CORNERS RI Rt 77, Tiverton An eclectic collection of locally owned shops, galleries and studios situated at the crossroads of Americana in scenic Tiverton. UPPER DECK CLOTHING 27 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 848-2539, bowenswharf.com Embroidered and imprinted clothing for the whole family. WATER BROTHERS 31 Broadway, Newport, 999-9283 Surfing legend Sid Abruzzi’s signature surf and skate shop features WB Originals clothing and assorted skate and surf equipment.

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ROUGHAN McCARTHY 135 Spring St., Newport, 619-4888, roughanmccarthy.com One-of-a-kind vintage finds, curated beach lifestyle goods and luxury travel accessories.

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ROCHELLE’S BOUTIQUE 381 Thames St., Newport, 619-5528, rochellesboutique.com Beautiful. Stylish. Classic. From weddings to work to everyday, your ideal wardrobe awaits. Featuring brands such as Free People, DL1961, BB Dakota, Vintage Havana and more.


DINE

22 BOWEN’S WINE BAR & GRILLE 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 841-8884, 22bowens.com Known for their steak and seafood entrees, as well as their extensive cocktail and wine offerings. A-1 PIZZA OF NEWPORT 306 Broadway, Newport, 849-2213, a1pizzanewportri.com This family business serves award-winning pizza, calzones and wings, plus gyros, grinders, salads and appetizers. Delivery to Newport and Middletown. See coupon on page 55. ANTHONY’S SEAFOOD 963 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 846-9620, anthonysseafood.com Clam shack–style dining and seafood market. Fish ‘n’ chips, fisherman’s platters, clam boils, lobster rolls, beer and wine ANTONIO’S PIZZA 150 JT Connell Highway, Newport, 846-1124, antoniospizza.com Serving 50+ varieties of pizza by the pie or slice at lunch and dinner. Pickup and delivery, full bar, 12 large TVs.

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AQUIDNECK PIZZERIA & BAR 27 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 849-3356, aqpizza.com Two dining rooms, a fireplace, lounge and full bar with ocean views. Enjoy specialty pizzas, pastas, calzones, salads, burgers, sandwiches and a full breakfast menu. BENJAMIN’S 254 Thames St., Newport, 846-8768, benjaminsrawbar.com A great selection of local seafood from shellfish to crustaceans, plus a diverse menu of cocktails, beer and wine.

NEWPORT LOBSTER SHACK BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM 359 Thames St., and 33 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-2663, benjerry.com/ thamesstreet Cool off with Vermont’s fabled ice cream. Whether it’s two scoops in a freshly baked waffle cone or a delicious shake, you’re in for a treat. See coupon on page 55. THE BLACK PEARL 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-5264, blackpearlnewport.com This time-honored establishment offers an authentic New England dining experience for the entire family. BLUE PLATE DINER 665 West Main Road, Middletown, 848-9500, blueplatedinerri.com Dressed up as a classic diner, this locally owned eatery features a hefty breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. THE BOAT HOUSE 227 Schooner Drive, Tiverton, 624-6300, boathousetiverton.com Overlooking Mt. Hope Bay, this al fresco–style restaurant features fresh seafood and local produce wrapped in nautical charm.

BRICK ALLEY PUB 140 Thames St., Newport, 846-6334, brickalley.com An icon among locals and visitors alike, this dining hotspot offers a wide-ranging menu with something for everyone. BUSKERS PUB & RESTAURANT 178 Thames St., Newport, 846-5856, buskerspub.com This gastropub offers a diverse menu of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, Irish cuisine and over 20 beers on tap. CALEB & BROAD 162 Broadway, Newport, 619-5955, calebandbroad.com A fusion of pop art and funky style, this lounge blends the best of bar and restaurant to bring patrons something unique. CARA AT THE CHANLER 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 847-2244, thechanler.com/ cara-restaurant Housed in the Chanler hotel bordering Cliff Walk, Cara features a menu inspired by the cuisines of France, Italy and Spain, and a view that’s second to none. Newport rI.com 73


CLARKE COOKE HOUSE 24 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 849-2900, clarkecooke.com See and be seen at this famous Newport eatery, but stay and enjoy an appetizer or an entrée from their extensive menu.

IDA’S 21 Valley Road, Middletown, 849-3377, idasrestaurant.com Open kitchen with Italianinfluenced menu serving dinner only. Extensive wine and beer selection, custom cocktails.

CODDINGTON BREWING COMPANY 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown, 847-6690, coddbrew.com Nachos, ribs, chicken, steaks, pasta and more. Beer is brewed on the premises and is available to go in 64 oz. growlers. Children’s menu, TVs, pool table.

IHOP 159 West Main Road, Middletown, 847-9818. Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Outside patio dining. Senior (55+) menu and free parking. See coupon on page 55.

CUSTOM HOUSE COFFEE 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 842-0008, customhousecoffee.com Custom House roasts and blends its own arabica coffee beans. Enjoy bagels and muffins, panini sandwiches and more on the patio or to go. DIEGO’S 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-2640, diegosnewport.com Try some traditional Mexicanstyle cooking with a modern twist, right on the waterfront.

JO’S AMERICAN BISTRO 24 Memorial Blvd, Newport, 847-5506, josamericanbistro.com Classic fare and unique specials complement a great selection of cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere. LA FORGE CASINO RESTAURANT 186 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-0419, laforgenewport.com A Newport landmark open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as private events.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com A lively local music vibe complements the extensive menu and signature cocktails at this Broadway establishment.

LUCIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 186B–190B Thames St., Newport, 846-4477, luciarestaurant.com Authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Appetizers, bruschettas, pastas, veal and meat dishes, pizza, seafood and vegetarian dishes, homemade desserts.

FLO’S CLAM SHACK 4 Wave Ave., Middletown, 847-8141; 324 Park Ave., Portsmouth, flosclamshacks.com New Englanders have enjoyed Flo’s fried clams since 1936. Popular raw bar, too.

MALT 150 Broadway, Newport, 619-1667 This cozy restaurant features fresh, local food combined with over 31 draft beers and an extensive menu of scotch, bourbon and Irish whiskey.

GRISWOLD’S TAVERN 102 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-4660, griswoldstavern.com Open-air café serving lunch and dinner daily until midnight. Steaks, seafood, hearty sandwiches and Mexican fare. TVs, pool table and darts, too.

MEGS’ AUSSIE MILK BAR 111 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-4811, megsmilkbar.com Get a taste of authentic dishes from the Outback made with locally sourced ingredients and served with Australian flair.

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MIDTOWN OYSTER BAR 345 Thames St., Newport, 619-4100, midtownoyster.com Large seafood raw bar, as well as steaks, sandwiches and salads. Three dining rooms, two bars and two outside decks. MISSION NEWPORT 29 Marlborough St., Newport, 619-5560, missionnpt.com Eat in or take out from this burger spot that’s a favorite with locals. MOKKA COFFEE HOUSE 469 Thames St. at Spring Wharf, Newport, 619-1530 Breakfast and lunch nook just off of Thames Street, featuring an eclectic decor. NEWPORT FUDGERY 359 Thames St. & 168 Thames St., Newport, 849-2228, newportfudgery.com Making hand-whipped fudge for more than 30 years. NEWPORT LOBSTER SHACK 150 Long Wharf, Newport, 847-1700, newportlobstershack.com This fisherman’s co-op catches, sells, cooks and ships locally caught lobsters and crabs. Eat family-style on the water or take home live seafood. NEWPORT VINEYARDS 909 East Main Road (Rte 138), Middletown, 848-5161, newportvineyards.com Enjoy lunch at the Taproot Eatery with a full menu of farm-focused sandwiches and artisanal cheeses to go with the collection of craft-brewed beers. Visit the tasting room to sample the collection of estate wines, then stay for dinner at Brix and delve into locally sourced delicacies from land and sea. NEW SEA SHAI 747 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 619-0968, seashai.com Restaurant, sushi bar and grille serving traditional Japanese and Korean cuisine.


PASTA BEACH

STONEACRE BRASSERIE 28 Washington Square, Newport, 619-7810, stoneacrebrasserie.com A neighborhood restaurant in the heart of the city, with an ever-changing seasonal menu highlighting locally sourced meats, fish and produce. SURF CLUB 337 Thames St., Perry Mill Bldg., Newport, 619-5701, surfclubnewport.com Located downstairs at the Newport Bay Club, the Surf Club specializes in brick oven pizza and other upscale bar cuisine.

NIKOLAS PIZZA 38 Memorial Blvd. West, Newport, 849-6611, nikolaspizza.com Voted Best Pizza in Newport, offering lunch, dinner and late-night dining, as well as takeout or free delivery.

SALVATION CAFÉ 140 Broadway, Newport, 847-2620, salvationcafe.com Fresh, seasonal fare in a hip setting. Outdoor dining and lounge in garden courtyard. Bar open until 1 a.m.; Sunday brunch.

SWEET BERRY FARM 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com Pick your own seasonal fruits or enjoy breakfast and lunch in the Farm Café or picnic areas. Local products, freshmade gourmet food, takehome dinners and ice cream.

NOREY’S 156 Broadway, Newport, 847-4971, noreys.com Craft-brewed beer matched with homestyle cooking and atmosphere.

SARDELLA’S 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, 849-6312, sardellas.com Classic pasta and other Italian dishes dominate the menu, which also includes Neapolitan pizza.

TITO’S CANTINA 651 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-4222, titos.com A taste of old Mexico, serving classic dishes and unique margaritas and frozen drinks.

SCALES & SHELLS 527 Thames Street, Newport, 846-3474, scalesandshells.com With an open-air kitchen and daily menu written on a giant blackboard, this seafood hotspot has a casual, hometown feel.

TSK 509 Thames St., Newport, 846-0400, tsknpt.com Thames Street Kitchen serves up local and seasonal ingredients with a creative blend of unique infusions that complement the bar and atmosphere.

SCARPETTA NEWPORT 1 Goat Island, Newport, 851-3325, scarpettarestaurants.com Located at the scenic Gurney’s Resort, Scarpetta brings you seafood and Italian fusion fare in a waterfront setting.

WHARF PUB 37 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 619-5672, thewharfpubnewport.com This downtown nightspot features live music paired with an extensive beer menu and pub fare.

SIMPATICO JAMESTOWN 13 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 423-2000, simpaticojamestown.com Tucked away in downtown Jamestown, Simpatico’s Italian-influenced menu offers something for everyone, including an outdoor patio.

WINNER WINNER 677 Thames St., Newport, 848-2449, winnerwinnernpt.com Winner Winner, chicken dinner! You can guess what the specialty is here, but you may need several trips to try all of the variations.

PASTA BEACH 134 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-2222, pastabeach.com A little taste of SOHO in Newport, featuring exquisite pasta and pizza dishes and signature cocktail options.

Glenn Osmundson

PERRO SALADO 19 Charles St., Newport, 619-4777, perrosalado.com Classic Mexican cuisine with an artisan twist in a warm, intimate setting. THE RED PARROT 348 Thames St., Newport, 847-3800, redparrotrestaurant.com This landmark hotspot in the heart of downtown offers three floors of family-friendly food and drink.

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SERVICES BANKS & FINANCIAL BANKNEWPORT 10 Washington Square, Newport, 846-3400 528 West Main Road, Middletown, 846-3610 banknewport.com

BANK RI 132 East Main Road, Middletown, 456-4033, bankri.com CITIZENS BANK 8 Washington Square, Newport, 847-4411, citizensbank.com PEOPLE’S CREDIT UNION 458 West Main Road, Middletown, 800-498-8930 peoplescu.com SANTANDER BANK 42 Valley Road, Middletown, 849-2777, santanderbank.com SAVINGS INSTITUTE & TRUST 100 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 847-5500, savingsinstitute.com TD BANK 553 West Main Road, Middletown, 856-4524 tdbank.com WEBSTER BANK 716 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 849-4719 websterbank.com

BOWEN’S WHARF

BOATING

BANNISTER’S WHARF 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 846-4500, VHF 09 bannistersnewport.com BROOKS MARINE GROUP 449 Thames St., Newport, 619-5411, brooksmarine group.com CASEY’S MARINA 10 Spring Wharf, Newport, 849-0281, caseysmarina.com CAY ELECTRONICS 1 Maritime Drive, Portsmouth, 683-3520, cayelectronics.com CLAY BOAT YARD & MARINE WORKS 110 Racquet Road, Jamestown, 423-3625, clarkboatyardand marineworks.com CONANICUT MARINE SERVICES 1 East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, 423-7158, VHF 71 conanicutmarina.com GOAT ISLAND MARINA 5 Marina Plaza, Newport, 849-5655, VHF 09 newportexperience.com THE HINCKLEY COMPANY 1 Little Harbor Landing, Portsmouth, 683-7100 hinckleyyachts.com

HUNT MARINE SERVICES 1909 Alden Landing, Portsmouth, 324-4201, VHF 07, huntyachts.com MARITIME SOLUTIONS 1250 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 682-2244 maritimesolutionsusa.com NEW ENGLAND BOATWORKS 1 Lagoon Road, Portsmouth, 683-4000, neboatworks.com NEWPORT HARDWARE 1 Casino Terrace, Newport, 849-9442, newporthardwareri.com NEWPORT MARINA 26 Lee’s Wharf, Newport, 849-2293, newportmarina.com NEWPORT NAUTICAL SUPPLY 186 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, 847-3933 newportnautical.com NEWPORT SHIPYARD 1 Washington St., Newport, 846-6000, VHF 09 newportshipyard.com OLDPORT MARINE SERVICES Sayer’s Wharf, Newport, VHF 68 847-9109, oldportmarine.com PIRATE COVE MARINA & YACHT SALES 109 Point Road, Portsmouth, 683-3030, piratecovemarina.net SEVEN STAR MARINE ENGINEERING 190 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, 683-6222 sevenstarmarine.net STANDISH BOAT YARD 1697 Main Road, Tiverton, 624-4075, standishboats.com

DOG BOARDING & DAYCARE

THE WIGGLE ROOM 741 West Main Road, Middletown, 849-0044 thewiggleroomri.com

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LUCKY DOG RESORT 599 East Main Road, Middletown, 835-0680 luckydogresortri.com


SPECIALTY FOODS

A MARKET 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-8137, myamarket.com AQUIDNECK GROWERS MARKET Sat. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. year-round, 909 East Main Road, Middletown Wed. 2–6 p.m June–Oct., Memorial Boulevard, Newport; Mon. 2–6 p.m. July–Aug., Miantonomi Park, Newport aquidneckcommunitytable.org GREEN GROCER 934 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 683-0007, thegreengrocerri.com

HARBORMASTERS

VHF 16 Barrington: 437-3930 Block Island: 466-3204 Bristol: 253-1700 East Greenwich: 884-2244 Jamestown: 423-7262 Little Compton: 835-4474 Middletown: 846-1144 Narragansett: 640-1038 Newport: 845-5815 Portsmouth: 683-0300 Providence: 272-3121 S. Kingstown: 783-3321 x306 Tiverton: 625-1916 Warren: 245-6341 Warwick: 738-2000 x6819 Westerly: 596-2022 Wickford: 294-3311

HEALTHCARE

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LIFESPAN HEALTH SYSTEM Lifespan operates awardwinning Rhode Island hospitals and provides health services at dozens of locations throughout the state. 444-3500, lifespan.org NEWPORT COUNTY MEDICAL Treatment Office 67 Valley Road, Middletown, 847-4950, Walk-Ins Welcome NEWPORT HOSPITAL 20 Powel Ave., Newport, 846-6400, newporthospital.org

REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM

LIBRARIES

NEWPORT VINEYARDS & TAPROOT BREWING 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 848-5161, newportvineyards.com

MIDDLETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 West Main Road, Middletown, 846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org

MOORING RENTALS & SERVICE

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY 26 North Road, Jamestown, 423-7288, jamestownri.com

NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY 300 Spring St., Newport, 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 683-9457 portsmouthlibrary.org REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org

LIQUOR & WINE

ALLEN’S WINE & SPIRITS 3001 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 683-4030 allenswines.com BELLEVUE WINE & SPIRITS 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-7993, bellevuewinespirits.com

AQUIDNECK MOORING COMPANY 37 Elmwood Ave., Middletown, 851-1212, aquidneckmooring.com CLARK BOAT YARD & MARINE WORKS 110 Racquet Road, Jamestown, 423-3625, clarkboatyardand marineworks.com CONANICUT MARINE SERVICES 1 East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, 423-7158, VHF 71 conanicutmarina.com HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM/AMERICA’S CUP HALL OF FAME 1 Burnside Street, Bristol, 253-5000, herreshoff.org NEWPORT HARBORMASTER 39 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 845-5815, VHF 16 & 14 cityofnewport.com

BRIDGE LIQUORS 23 Connell Highway, Newport, 848-9200, bridgeliquors.com

NEWPORT MOORING SERVICE 4 Wheatland Court, Newport, 742-8490

NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING CO. 293 JT Connell Hwy., Newport, 849-5232, newportcraft.com

OLDPORT MARINE SERVICES Sayer’s Wharf, Newport, 847-9109, VHF 68 oldportmarine.com

FIFTH WARD LIQUOR 695 Thames St., Newport, 847-4545, fifthwardliquor.com

STANDISH BOAT YARD 1697 Main Road, Tiverton, 624-4075

ISLAND WINE & SPIRITS 289 Broadway, Newport, 847-2641, islandwineri.com

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHANNING MEMORIAL UNITARIAN CHURCH 135 Pelham St., Newport, 846-0643, channingchurch.org EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 42 Dearborn St., Newport, 847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org EVANGELICAL FRIENDS CHURCH 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown, 847-1490 efcnewport.com FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4 Everett St., Newport, 847-1749, fpcnewport.org ST. AUGUSTIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2 Eastnor Road, Newport, 847-0518, staugustinnewport.org

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 61 Poplar St., Newport, 848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 5 Mann Ave., Newport, 847-0065, stjosephsnewport.org ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 12 William St., Newport, 847-0475, stmarynewport.org ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 12 Marlborough St., Newport, 846-0966 stpaulsumcnewportri.com ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 525 Broadway, Newport, 846-9567, stpetersri.org ST. SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 390 Thames St., Newport, 846-0555, stspyridonchurch.org TEMPLE SHALOM 223 Valley Road, Middletown, 846-9002, templeshalom rhodeisland.org TOURO SYNAGOGUE 85 Touro St., Newport, 847-4794, tourosynagogue.org

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ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 141 Spring St., Newport, 846-0660, trinitynewport.org

LILA DELMAN 3 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 848-2101, liladelman.com

UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH 30 Spring St., Newport, 847-3210, ubcnpt.com

TERI DEGNAN REAL ESTATE & CONSULTING 77 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., 1C, Newport, 619-8222, teridegnan.com

REAL ESTATE RENTALS & SALES

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY/NEW ENGLAND PRIME PROPERTIES 208 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-1800, ownnewengland.com

VANDERBILT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES 19 Brown & Howard Wharf, Newport, 619-3333, vip-newport.com

CENTURY 21 TOPSAIL REALTY 84 Broadway, Newport, 849-9192, 1741 Main Road, Tiverton, 625-5878, c21topsail.com

WILLIAM RAVEIS CHAPMAN ENSTONE 262 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 846-3800, raveis.com

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE 8 Freebody St., Newport, 845-6900, coldwellbanker.com

SPA & NAILS

GUSTAVE WHITE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-3000, gustavewhite.com

BE.YOU.TIFUL SALON & SPA 200 Clock Tower Square, Unit 203, Portsmouth, 293-0001, beyoutifulsalonandspa.com ENVY SALON & SPA 800 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 846-7775

HOGAN ASSOCIATES 129 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 845-9500, hoganassociatesre.com

SPA FJOR AT HOTEL VIKING 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 847-3300, hotelviking.com

ISLAND REALTY 4 East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, 423-2200, islandrealtyri.com

WAVE LENGTHS SALON & SPA 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-4427, wavelengths salonandspa.com

Kathy Borchers

ST. COLUMBA’S CHAPEL 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org


Getting Around

BY THOR CHRISTENSEN & JAKE CATHERS

Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size. There is a lot of ground to cover in Newport and on Aquidneck Island. Here are some options for getting around:

TAXI

PLANE

A1 Car, Cab & Van 841-0411

Newport State Airport (UUU), Middletown, 846-9400, pvdairport.com

Atlantic Taxi Service 239-6600, atlantictaxinewport.com

T.F. Green Airport (PVD), Warwick, 691-2471, pvdairport.com

Orange Cab 841-0030, newportcabs.com

Avis 849-3034, avis.com

BUS, SHUTTLE & TROLLEY

Budget 847-0313, budget.com

Greyhound Bus Newport, 846-1820, greyhound.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 849-3939, enterprise.com Hertz 846-1645, hertz.com

PARKING IN NEWPORT

Dave Hansen

TRAIN

Amtrak Kingston Station, West Kingston. Providence Station, Providence, 800-872-7245 amtrak.com

Providence-Newport Ferry 800-262-8743, ridethebayri.com

Newport Bicycle 846-0773, newportbicycleri.com Pedal Power 846-7525, pedalpowerri.com

Peter Pan Bus Newport, 800-343-9999, peterpanbus.com

Bellevue Gardens Shopping Plaza, Bellevue Avenue Brick Market Place, Thames Street Easton’s Beach, Memorial Boulevard Long Wharf Parking Lot, accessible from America’s Cup Avenue between Mary Street and lower Church Street Newport Visitors Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave. Touro Street Parking Lot, accessible from Clarke Street

Newport Harbor Shuttle 662-0082, newportharborshuttle.com

BIKE/SCOOTER

Newport Travel Newport, 207-6762, newportravel.com

Zipcar 866-494-7227, zipcar.com

Block Island Ferry Sails from Perrotti Park in downtown Newport mid-June–Sept., 783-7996, blockislandferry.com Jamestown & Newport Ferry Connects downtown Newport, Rose Island, Jamestown and Fort Adams, 423-9900, jamestownnewportferry.com

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Boston, Mass., 800-235-6426, massport.com/logan-airport

CAR RENTAL

BOAT

Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority RIPTA provides local trolley and bus service. Pay as you go or purchase a day pass. 784-9500, RIPTA.com

Pedego Electric Bikes 675-2000, pedegoelectricbikes. com/dealers/rhode-island Scooter World 619-1349, scooterworldri.com Ten Speed Spokes 847-5609, tenspeedspokes.com

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Beavertail Lighthouse

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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Rose Island Lighthouse

Hamilton Ave.

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ROSE ISLAND

Jam estown Ferry

High St.

Fort Getty Rd.

Newport Harbor Lighthouse

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Bryer Ave.

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Mt. Hope Ave.

Whittier Rd.

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North Rd.

Dutch Island Lighthouse

POLICE

JT Connell Hwy.

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DUTCH ISLAND

Naval Station Newport

Freebo

138

Maple Ave.

W. Main Rd.

1 Weeden Ln.

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Eldred Ave.

E. Shore Rd.

Northg ate Rd.

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Jamestown Windmill

2

Marsh Meadows Wildlife Preserve

3

Fort Getty Park

4

Mackerel Cove Town Beach

5

Beavertail State Park and Lighthouse

6

Fort Wetherill State Park

7

Naval War College Museum

8

Visitors Center, Bus Depot, Harbor Walk, Perrotti Park

9

King Park/Beach

10

Cliff Walk

11

Gooseberry Beach

12

Hazards Beach

13

Ballard Park

14

Fort Adams State Park & Beach

15

Bay Walk

16

Ocean Drive

17

Brenton Point State Park

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