THINGS TO DO
Newport & Narragansett are only a short drive apart (14 miles). Newport offers historic mansions and the Cliff Walk along with great restaurants and shopping. If a relaxing day at the beach is more your style, head to Easton's/First Beach in Newport or Narrangansett Town Beach - don't forget to stop for a frozen lemonade if you see a Del’s truck.
Here are some of our favorite attractions in the area to get you started.
Stroll around and stop for a cup of chowder at The Black Pearl, check out the yachts docked for the day, and take in the Newport sailing ambiance.
Not to be missed! This 3.5 mile walk along Newport's pristine coastline will give you a waterfront tour of the majestic mansions and an awe-inspiring view of the Atlantic Ocean.
The mansions of the Vanderbilts and other elite families that "summered" in Newport in the early 1900's are a must-see. Our favorites include The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House & Rosecliff. You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door.
The perfect spot for the tennis enthusiast.
WHERE TO EAT
Rhode Island has some great restaurants, especially in Narragansett & Newport. Whether you're looking for a snack between attractions, sitting down for a 4-course meal, or simply searching for a good cocktail, you will not be disappointed.
26 Bannister's Wharf, Newport
Classic Newport spot for dinner upstairs & dancing downstairs in the Boom Boom Room.
345 Thames Street, Newport
Remarkable seafood & late night cocktails on Lower Thames.
THE LAWN AT CASTLE HILL INN
590 Ocean Drive, Newport
Drinks & dinner on the lawn with the best scenery in town.
MATUNUCK OYSTER BAR
629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown
Pond to plate local oysters and Max's favorite. Great for lunch or dinner (get a table on the roof if you can)!
MONAHAN'S CLAM SHACK
190 Ocean Road, Narragansett
Throwback seafood shack on the ocean. Long lines but worth it - grab a Whalers from the outdoor bar while you wait.
BRICKLEY'S ICE CREAM
921 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett
Best cones in RI, plain and simple!
11 Bowen's Wharf, Newport
Casual Mexican with outdoor seating - fun for groups and margaritas.