NEWPORT, RHODE ISLANDARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music is a part of the culture of Newport, with daily live entertainment in many local establishments and several crowd-drawing festivals held each year. Thanks to our central location in the City by the Sea, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is the perfect place for music lovers and entertainment seekers to stay. You’ll find we’re minutes away from all the action.
From pubs, bars, and restaurants with live music to art galleries and museums to entertainment spots, there is always something to do in Newport. Ask your helpful concierge for their best recommendations, or hit the streets and let the music guide you to your next destination.
A MUSIC LOVER'S PARADISE
There is much music to discover in Newport, from annual music festivals celebrating Jazz, folk, and rock and roll to live entertainment in local bars and restaurants. Stay with us and enjoy live fireside music at Saltwater, or hit the town and find something memorable at a local festival or hotspot.
- Newport Folk Festival – Since 1959, this annual festival has drawn thousands of folk music fans to Fort Adams State Park.
- Newport Jazz Festival – Fort Adams State Park plays host to this annual festival celebrating all things jazz and showcasing promising young stars.
- Newport Music Festival – Chamber music concerts and inspired programs are the hallmark of this annual music festival in Newport.
ENJOY THE ART SCENE IN NEWPORT
With so many local art galleries and museums, Newport is a bustling city of beautiful artwork and historic treasures. Visit the many Newport art galleries and the Redwood Library to experience some history, and make sure to check out the ever-changing galleries at the Newport Art Museum.
If you’re in the mood for entertainment, we recommend the Jane Pickens Theater for movies and documentaries, the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret for plays and a wonderful cabaret.
SHOPPING & DINING OPTIONS
You’re on vacation in one of the most beautiful cities in the New England area. Why not treat yourself to a day filled with shopping at unique Newport boutiques and sampling the local flavor? You can explore the streets of Newport and spend the day window shopping, or ask our friendly staff for recommendations on where to find the most interesting mementos of your visit.
When it comes to dining, of course you’ll find amazing New England seafood around every corner. The City by the Sea hosts innumerable fine dining options. No matter what you crave, you’ll be able to find something just minutes from Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.
LOOKING FOR DINING OPTIONS IN NEWPORT?
Once you’ve found your favorite menu item at our restaurant, Saltwater, there are countless other places in the city to try. From corner café dining to more refined dining, there is something for everyone here. Some of the top restaurants in Newport include:
- Rosemary and Thyme Café
- Restaurant Bouchard
- Corner Café
- Castle Hill Inn Dining Room
- The Mooring
- 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
- Brick Alley Pub
- Midtown Oyster Bar
- The White Horse Tavern
SEARCH FOR TREASURE IN THE CITY
Go on a true shopping adventure in Newport and explore the shopping opportunities all around our hotel. Whether you need to go out and find supplies for your vacation or the perfect memento to commemorate your time here, you’ll definitely find what you need. If antiques are your thing, then you’re in luck! There are several stores all over town filled with treasures from the past.
Take a stroll down the historic waterfront district and enjoy the classic cobblestone wharfs of Brick Marketplace, Thames Street, and Bowen’s Wharf. Bellevue Avenue has several upscale shops as well. The best part about shopping in Newport is that our hotel remains close to everything, so you won’t have to travel far to find amazing deals.
LOCAL FESTIVALS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Several legendary festivals and special events call Newport home, and our hotel and marina places you right in the middle of the action thanks to our amazing location. Plan your vacation around some of the popular Newport festivals and you’ll never forget your trip to Rhode Island.
From the Newport mansion wine and food festivals to the year-round events in downtown, there is always something to do in Newport. Most of these popular venues are within walking distance of our hotel, so you don’t have far to look for fun in Newport.
EVENTS IN THE "CITY BY THE SEA"
Events in Newport are truly special because they are so varied. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this town, from wine festivals and music events to flower and antique shows. Newport hosts several marketing events throughout the year, and countless fans flock to the Newport Seafood Festival, Newport Winter Festival and Black Ships Festival each year.
- Newport International Boat Show
- Newport Mansions – Minutes from Our Hotel by Car
- Newport Flower Show
- Wine & Food Festival
- Christmas at the Newport Mansions
- Fort Adams State Park – Travel by Newport Harbor Shuttle, Just Steps from Our Hotel
- Newport Folk Festival
- Newport Jazz Festival
- Newport Burger Bender
- Newport Wedding Expo
- Newport Spring Restaurant Week
- Bowen’s Wharf – Adjacent to our Hotel
- Seafood Festival
- Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
- Newport Music
- Newport Oyster Festival
SIGHTSEEING IN NEWPORT, RI
CHECK OUT THE SIGHTS
Whether you want to take a walking, floating, or flying tour of Newport, or you want to see historic locales or local museums, there is always something to do in town. Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff for their best recommendations for things to see in Newport. We know all the cool places for single travelers, couples, and families to visit.
From sightseeing tours right outside our door to elevated excursions that take you up into the sky, there are several exciting ways to experience our city. If the siren song of the sea is calling you, we recommend you join your friends for exciting Newport Harbor sightseeing cruises.
CRUISE AROUND NEWPORT HARBOR
Charter a yacht or schooner for the day and see a new side of Newport. The views along Narragansett Bay are simply breathtaking, and the narrated tour will teach you all about the interesting history of the area. Some of our favorite harbor cruises include:
- Classic Cruises of Newport
- Sailing Excursions
- Gansett Cruises
- Old Port Marine
TAKE A TRIP THROUGH HISTORY
The City by the Sea is filled with historical architecture and interesting sights to see. With more than 250 years of history represented by breathtaking mansion architecture and interesting historical museums, Newport boasts beautiful places for you to visit. These “Summer Cottages” are some of the leading collection of historic houses in the country, all beautifully preserved for your viewing pleasure. From The Breakers, Newport’s largest mansion, to Rough Point, former home of Doris Duke, you can find something interesting around every corner.
The rich and colorful history of Newport can be found throughout the city, in the historic statuary and in the several museums available to the public. We recommend the Newport Art Museum, the Museum of Newport History, Museum of Yachting, and the Naval War College Museum.
LOCAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
If you’re visiting your children in college or you want to take a tour of a potential new university, our hotel makes the perfect place to stay while checking out campuses. You can bask in the total comfort of our hotel and take your time visiting local colleges and universities. Check out a game or see an art show while you’re here.