Don’t overlook Newport, RI this season! Even after the holidays have come and gone, there are still plenty of things to do in Newport, RI in the winter that are fun for the entire family.
Read on to learn more about the winter activities in Newport, RI, and how you can plan the perfect day from morning to night.
Get Caffeinated at a Local Newport Coffee Shop
If you arrive in Newport bright and early to soak in all the winter feels, you’ll want some caffeine. Luckily, the city is home to many boutique coffee shops where you might just find your new favorite blend (and hot chocolate for the kids)! Check out some of these Newport Coffee shops and pick up a pastry or breakfast sandwich to start your day in Newport off right.
Go Shopping at a Boutique Store
Now that you have the caffeine boost you need, it’s time to shop! You won’t find many big box stores in Newport, but rather a variety of small businesses with local ties. We recommend checking out the shops at The Wharf and the cobblestone streets downtown. We’re sure you’ll find a boutique you’ll love and plenty of places to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs.
Grab Lunch (And a Local Beer)
Shopping can really work up an appetite. When it comes time for lunch, stop at one of the city’s breweries for a bite and local brew. We suggest Rejects Beer Co., one of the newer craft breweries in town with a well-curated selection of beer featuring everything from IPAs, sours, to session ales and lagers. Their retro decor is pretty cool too!
Enjoy The Outdoors
Now that you’ve refueled, it’s time for some outdoor fun. Rhode Island winter weather can be finicky, but if you’re lucky enough to be in Newport with snow on the ground, you should try to sled. Fort Adams is a cool spot with tons of history, and it’s also one of the best places to go sledding. It’s a beautiful spot to spend time outdoors while soaking in some gorgeous views with the entire family.
Indulge With Dinner
For dinner, you can’t beat a meal with a fantastic view of the waterfront. Venture back to The Wharf for delicious Italian cuisine or find a restaurant downtown for some of the freshest seafood in the country.
Enjoy The Guilded-Age Mansions at Night
With the sun setting so early, you can take in the lights at the Newport Mansions in all their glory. Even with the Newport, RI holiday events being over, you can enjoy the Mansions lit up for Christmas all the way into January! It’s the perfect way to end your evening in Newport.
Stay at Hammetts Hotel
When it comes time to find your home away from home in Newport, look no further than Hammetts Hotel. Conveniently located in the city’s downtown waterfront area, the Hammetts Hotel is a safe harbor where you’ll always feel welcome, whether you’re in your winter boots or a tuxedo.
Contact Us Today!
Book your winter stay in Newport today by filling out our form or calling us today at (401) 324-7500. We look forward to seeing you!