Newport, RI —
What to do & where to dine

Take a walk on the local side

The Cliff Walk

A Newport, Rhode Island trademark. My family and I have spent countless afternoons strolling the cliffs, happily immersed between the views of the Atlantic Ocean and the historic mansions.

Cardines Field

A small rustic ballpark just a stone’s throw away from the Newport Bridge. As a mother of three, I have spent many nights bringing my children to watch the local Gulls games on warm summer nights.

The Tennis Hall of Fame

The museum and its classic shingle-style architecture house with impeccable grass courts. Within the compound, my daughter expressed her love of tennis through participation as a ball girl. Her time spent here allowed her to come face to face with some of the top tennis players of the world. It is here that I often retire on my summer days in July to catch a glimpse of Jon Isner and Jack Sock.

The Aquidneck Island Farmer’s Market

Wednesday night’s on Memorial Boulevard cures anyone’s hankering for freshly picked produce. The local harvests include some of the best corn, tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries, blueberries, and honey. The items found here are sure to add some flavor to any home cooked meal.

The Haunted Walking Tour

The tour illuminates the dark side of Newport’s history. Feed your curiosity with legends of pirates, bewitched graveyards, and old haunted taverns as you walk the historic cobblestone streets of Newport.

Enrich your palate

The Newport Sweet Shoppe

This mom-and-pop shop provides every chocolate lover with savory homemade treats. The lovely couple who run the storefront have mastered the art of creating the perfect cupcake.

"I can always count on this local hideaway to provide me with the perfect hand-crafted gift for any friend."

Empire Tea & Coffee

After a long day’s work and I am in need of a caffeine fix, Empire Tea & Coffee brews some of the best beans in town. My favorite drinks vary from The Frostbite, Pomegranate Bubble Tea, and Chai. This local business has grown immensely in recent years. Try them out for yourself and you’ll see why!

Jo’s Bistro

A fairly new restaurant in town that is clearly making a name for itself. The sophisticated atmosphere, outside seating, and impressive wine list are a homerun. They make the best clam chowder and I am very picky when it comes to clam chowder!

Belle’s Café

A little hole in the wall down at the American Shipyard that serves up the most delicious breakfast and lunch dishes. You may have to wait a bit for your meal as everything is made to order. The quaint black and white checkered boardwalk draws you in as you marvel at the mega yachts in the background.

Salvation Café

The revitalization of the lower Broadway area is a site not to miss. There are so many new cool shops and restaurants. Salvation Café offers an eclectic dinner menu that gets switched up fairly frequently. None of the plates or silverware match and the artwork is bold and unique. The rear expansion has some cool wood stoves burning in wintertime.

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