You know you’re a local when
Save the Bay
You get up before dawn to hit slack tide for the annual Save the Bay swim from Newport to Jamestown.
"This gorgeous 1.7 mile swim gives participants an up close view of the Naval War College and Rose Island Lighthouse."
I’ve done this swim five times and have been a volunteer too. It’s an incredible experience and all swimming skills are welcome.
The Jane Pickens Theatre
You make an evening out on the town around catching the latest movie at The Jane Pickens Theatre on Washington Square. This venue is a combination of movie theatre and live stage entertainment. They offer a mix of first-run movies, documentaries, and art films in addition to utilizing the stage and venue to bring unique presentations to the public.
You grab an extra cushion seat from your house to take in a Rogers High School Football game at Freebody Park. This park held the first Folk Festival in the 60’s and still has the most uncomfortable, original cold cement bleachers. Enjoy the flavor of the local announcers as they support the youth of the town. A true Friday Night Lights setting.
Fort Adam’s State Park
You pack a picnic and throw the dogs in the car and head over to Fort Adam’s State Park for an afternoon of eating and swimming. Go down to the docks and watch the myriad of sailboats on Narragansett Bay or take a tour of the fort.
You cap a day with drinks and the most glorious sunsets at Castle Hill along Ocean Drive. Cozy up in the Adirondack chairs, order some appetizers, listen to the surf, take a deep inward breath, and relax. This is Newport at its finest.