A Down-Low Track’s-Eye View of Rhode Island

You’ve seen Rhode Island by car, foot, boat, air, bike, paddleboard, etc? Try it by the seat of your pants belted into a custom-made, 500-pound, open-air sled with rail car wheels that you pedal to go clacking down railroad tracks so close to the ground a couple feet below you feel the breeze on your…

Marc Allen Named Exclusive America’s Cup Retailer

Newport is synonymous with sailing, especially because of the city long-standing connection to the America’s Cup races. It’s also a pretty good place to shop for sharp-looking clothes, and now there’s one place that combines both: Marc Allen Fine Clothiers on Bellevue Avenue was named the exclusive retailer for America’s Cup merchandise in Rhode Island,…

Newport Car Museum an Automotive Wonderland

You don’t have to be a car lover to love cars. And at a new museum in Rhode Island dedicated to the art of gorgeous automobiles, there’s a lot to love. The Newport Car Museum opened in Portsmouth in June, and is housed in a former missile manufacturing plant on 17 acres in front of…

The Attwater Boutique Hotel is a Quiet Newport Respite

Anyone familiar with Newport in season knows it can be a pretty noisy place. By the water gets particularly loud with open-air bars, crowded streets and music filling the summer air.

Watery Ways to Get To Folk Fest

The Newport Folk Festival runs July 28-30, and has been around since 1959 and is super popular for its great music, and with that popularity comes a lot of traffic. But there are ways around it, including getting there by water, which makes sense in that Newport is the City By the Sea.

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…

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,…