newport, ri travel guide

by ann

NEWPORTRHODE ISLANDTRAVEL GUIDENewport, with your bougie mansions and slow living, can I stay here forever? Let me live in this land where nautical stripes and anchor dotted shorts are always in. This seaside city stole my heart when I went with my family in mid-June.  It got me good with its sparkling waters, gorgeous sunsets and fresh seafood.  Here’s a breakdown of what we did on our three day trip:

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Day One.

  • Mission// for burgers
  • Newport Flower Show
  • Castle Hill Inn// for food + relaxation
    We did the three course prix fixe in the dining room. You can also dine al fresco on the lawn, lounging in your Adirondack chair. It’s the perfect place to catch the sunset. Reservation recommended.
    Loved: scallops + beef tartare, boar loin + ribeye, chocolate chip cookie dough souffle

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Day Two.

  • Empire Tea and Coffee// for a london fog
  • Rosemary & Thyme // for stuffed croissants and coffee (the terminator!)
  • Cliff Walks//
    Note: the walk is manageable for a wide range of ages but some parts are not stroller friendly (pictured above!)
  • Ocean Drive/Ten Mile Drive// for a scenic drive
  • Fort Adams
    Note: tickets needed for entrance
  • Del’s Lemonade// for delicious icy lemonade
  • Trip to Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, RI*
  • The Mooring// for seafood
    Loved: the Walrus & the Carpenter oysters for apps + scallops for entree + Take Five Pie for dessert

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  • Breakers Mansion Tour// for some Vanderbilt history (the mansion to visit!)
  • Easton’s Beach
    • Fabulously cheap carousel
    • Easton’s Beach Snack Bar// for cheap lobster rolls ($13 for two lobster rolls and fries)
  • Trip to Middletown, RI**
  • Midtown Oyster Bar// for seafood
    Loved: chargrilled octopus (+ everything else we ordered was great!)

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*Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, RI 

  • Point Judith Lighthouse (closed for construction at the time!)
  • Iggy’s//for doughboys + chowder + fried seafood
    Loved: the red (manhattan) chowder
    Note: the clam rolls and doughboys are HUGE

** Middletown, RI 

  • Frosty Freez// for dessert
    Loved: frozen coffee drink + chocolate dipped coffee soft serve
    Note: apparently Autocrat coffee syrup can be added to your soft serve here!