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Enjoying summertime in Newport

May 15, 2018 | New England
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After a long, cold winter there’s nothing better than putting on your flip-flops and heading to the beach. Newport, Rhode Island is the perfect New England destination for those who want the best of all worlds: beautiful beaches, a thriving nightlife, and great sights. Check out our top 10 rider destinations based on 2017 trips.


Gurney’s Newport

Featuring a spa, pool with bar, and several different dining options, this is the perfect place to enjoy a summer day in Newport. The views aren’t bad either.

1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840, USA

The Landing Restaurant

A great place to sit back, enjoy a drink, and catch the sunset, The Landing features some of the freshest seafood and raw bars.

30 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, US

Castle Hill Inn

As if the beautiful building weren’t enough, The Lawn at the Castle Hill Inn is a great spot to enjoy a sunny day, complete with regularly scheduled live jazz music.

590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, US

Midtown Oyster Bar

This gem is in the heart of downtown. Go on an adventure and order one of each type of oyster from their oyster bar and decide which is your favorite.

345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, US

The Red Parrott Resturant

Featuring three floors of dining, head to the top floor of this classic building for great views and equally delicious food and drinks. Not sure what to order? Try the lobster nachos!

348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, US

O’Brien’s Pub

A great place to gather with friends. This classic pub features a large patio, complete with a fountain full of fish (offering great entertainment for kids).

501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, US

Clarke Cook House

Located in a classic New England building, the Clarke Cook House offers an extensive sushi menu during the summer months in addition to their regular menu.

24 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar

Located on Newport’s historic waterfront, The Mooring boasts creative cocktails, an award-winning wine list, and the freshest raw bar.

1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, US

Easton’s Beach Snack Bar

Located right on the beach, this is the place to stop in for a midday lunch or snack, especially if you have a hankering for seafood.

175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, US

Bowen’s Wharf

With more than 20 local shops and restaurants, this is Newport’s premier area to meander about, check out galleries, shop, dine, or head out on the water.

13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840


When you’re not enjoying one of the top 10 destinations, check out the stunning Newport Mansions, enjoy the Cliff Walk, or relax at one of the many beaches in the area.