Weekend Getaway in Newport, RI

It’s no secret, or it shouldn’t be, that I am obsessed with all the picturesque coastal towns that line New England. I spent a weekend in Newport, RI & I had been before for a day, and I couldn’t wait to get back. (Again, I can’t wait to go back.) When I booked this weekend, I thought it would be full of spring weather with bright and shiny skies, but it was full of snow. Here’s what to do, what to eat, & where to stay.

What to do in Newport, RI

Newport Vineyards

  • Tour the Newport Mansions, some of the largest homes in America & they were once used as “summer homes.” Most of the homes were built between the 1870s- 1920s. I toured the breakers which was the summer home of the Vanderbilts.
  • Take a walk on Cliff Walk. This is a walk along the ocean where you walk by a lot of the Newport Mansions and if you do the whole walk it’s 3.5 miles.
  • Newport Vineyards. We stopped on the way into the city, it was right off the road & the wines were all so good! It was snowing (yes, ugh!) so we didn’t walk the vines but they looked beautiful.
  • Shop along Thames Street & Bannister Wharf with so many cute little boutiques & tourist shops, you’ll find something to take home!

What to eat in Newport, RI

Lobster roll at The Morring in Newport, RI

Iced coffee in front of coffee grinder

  • The Mooring – we had a famous lobster roll here & it was right on the water.
  • Get a coffee at Coffee Grinder
  • Breakfast at The Corner Cafe, their menu is huge and they will 100% have something for everyone. I got the breakfast scrambler and it was to die for. It’s also so cute inside, almost like Grandma’s house.
  • Grab a cup of the famous clam chowder from The Black Pearl

Where to stay in Newport, RI 

I stayed at Gurney’s Newport, but I also have heard great things about the Castle Hill Inn. I think there are so many hotels, air bnbs, and inn’s all with such charm that it’s hard to go wrong with anywhere!

Until Summer, Newport!!

~ XOXO, the New Englander, Amanda // Blonde out of Water

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