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It doesn’t get more quintessential New England than Newport, which hosts a variety of events all summer long. From July 8 through 13, teams from around the world will compete in the 12 Metre World Championship yacht race. Watch the action from the great lawn at the historic Castle Hill Inn. Music fans should mark their calendars for the Newport Folk Festival (July 26 through 28) with performances by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Tweedy and Kacey Musgraves), as well as the Newport Jazz Festival (August 2 through 4), which will feature Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock and Common.
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Where to stay:
If you’re visiting Newport, book your stay at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, they are hands down the nicest hotel in Newport and their seaside location on Goat Island with 360° water views and the seclusion of a private island is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.
If you’re looking for some great spots to dine, we recommend hitting up local favorites such as Tavern on Broadway, Norey’s (RI’s #1 craft beer bar), LaForge Casino Restaurant (piano bar every Friday and Saturday night), Scarpetta and The Deck!
And if you love donuts (and who doesn’t?) Swing by Liberty Donuts for the freshest delectable delights in all of Rhode Island!
No trip to Newport is complete without a trip to the Audrain Automobile Museum.
Taste the flavor:
Swing by the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and sample some of their award winning creations.
Founded in 1999 by four college friends, Newport Storm Brewery was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island. They created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From their flagship Hurricane Amber Ale to seasonal brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years.
In 2006 the crew began distilling craft spirits. They were the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years and currently produce whiskey, a single barrel rum, and an overproof white rum.
Dress for success:
Newport’s First Lady Deborah Winthrop owns the premier women’s boutique on Aquidneck Island with hip and chic clothing, bra sized swimwear and a the largest selection of lingerie around. Deborah and her staff are all expert bra fitters. The right bra will make you look and feel 10 years younger and 10lbs lighter!! Swing by and see for yourself.