Newport Flower Show Blooms French Style

We happened by the 22nd Annual Newport Flower Show opening night party Friday night, always a spectacular warm-up for the weekend, and found it in full Parisian bloom, befitting the French theme: “Fete des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres.”

Flowers and More Part of Annual Newport Show

The 22nd Annual Newport Flower Show runs June 23-25, with this year’s theme being “Fete Des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres,” featuring a variety of special guests, colorful floral designs, horticultural exhibits, garden displays and more. It is held at the literally palatial Rosecliff on Bellevue Avenue, one of the city’s historic mansions and one modeled…

Houses of Worship on Special Tour this July 4

The city of Newport is home to some pretty spectacular and decidedly historic houses of worship. On this July 4, a dozen will be on the “First Freedom Open House Tour,” offering the public a glimpse of some of America’s most significant religious buildings. The event is organized by Four Faiths, Four Landmarks Walking Tour…

Feeling Rather British and Bondish Behind the Wheel

“Bond. James Bond.” If you’re a guy, admit it, you’ve said that in those moments of feeling rakish and British and so damn cool.

Getting Ready for Newport’s Crowded Season

Newport has always been a major go-to travel hot spot in Rhode Island and with the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 expected nationally, a fair amount will trickle down to the City by the Sea. Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover Newport, points to many new businesses, attractions, outdoor activities and events,…

Get Your Slurp On at the Newport Oyster Festival

Like oysters? Then check out the 2nd Annual Newport Oyster Festival, which runs May 19-21, an event that proved very popular in its inaugural outing last May.

Seastreak Expands Providence-Newport Ferry Service for 2017

Why choose between a Providence or Newport vacation when you can have both? Thanks to the seasonal Seastreak high-speed ferry service, you can easily combine the seaside charms of Newport with the vibrant cultural and dining scene of Providence with a scenic, one-hour ferry ride across Narragansett Bay.

Simpatico Jamestown Warms Us Up and Gets Us Looking Forward to Summer

It seems like Simpatico Jamestown, one of our favorite Rhode Island restaurants, continues to grow and change with every new season.

A Dozen Ways to Have Fun with Kids in Newport

Newport isn’t necessarily viewed as a kid-friendly destination, what with all the fine dining and antique shops and wild summer nightlife and the potentially catastrophic breakables at the Breakers and the other Newport mansions.  But the City by the Sea is actually tons of fun for children, especially active kids whose idea of a good day…

Pinot Noir Rules the Night at Benovia’s Hotel Viking Wine Dinner

Benovia Winery is a small producer of high-end wines — especially pinot noir. How small? Total production on their excellent 2014 Fort Ross Seaview Chardonnay was just 12 barrels: for some big wineries, that would constitute spillage.

Sure Sign of Spring: Newport Restaurant Week

You can ring in spring in a most tasty way with Newport Restaurant Week March 27 through April 7, with about 50 eateries participating throughout Newport and Bristol counties. Diners can get three-course, prix fixe lunches for $16 and dinners for $35 at the expanded 12-day event.