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Experience culinary dishes from historic taverns, waterfront cafes, rustic pubs and more. Tag your photos TheClassicCoast for the chance to be featured on our s.
Taste your way through downtown when you take the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour. This 6, square foot indoor, housed in Newport Armorybuilt inhouses more than 70 dealers andoptions. Sip and savor local flavors at any of Newport County's three vineyards offering wine tastings daily. With innovative dishes, classic New England fare, cultural cuisine and palate-pleasing favorites, the only thing you won't love is deciding where to eat.
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We're pretty famous for our stunning sunsets overlooking the beloved Newport Bridge with panoramic ocean views and sky ablaze. We told you picturesque views would accompany you no matter what you did. Exploring beautiful, scenic sites is a fool-proof date idea, and this shoreline-drive with panoramic ocean views is sure to provide for you. Pro tip : Pack a picnic from any of our local cafes or coffee shops offering fresh, seasonal sandwiches and baked goodies.
Earn your sea legs out on the water on any of harbor cruises. Up the romance at Jane Pickens Theaterthe historic single-screen Greek-revival theater in downtown Newport. Our city isn't just easy on the eyes, it's also steeped in plenty of history. Here's everything you need for a perfect day on The Classic Coast.
Pro tip : Up the ante with a drink to compliment the view at any one of our waterfront favorites. Peruse antique items from various eras and maybe even impress your date with your haggling skills. You might be rolling your eyes, but this one is a must.
You can probably find her on Cliff Walk with her dog, Dusty any time of year, or with a glass of wine in-hand on a seaside deck somewhere. Stroll hand in hand through lush greenery complimented by the most perfect temperatures.
Enjoy miles of beautiful landscape and ocean sites, and opt to stop along the way at Brenton Point to get the full seaside experience. You won't regret it. Newport is home to some of the most beautiful parks in New England, some may even say in the country.
Take the helm on an authentic America's Cup yacht or sit back and relax aboard a morning mimosa cruise and lighthouse tour. Trust us, you won't regret it. From the the oldest lending library and synagogue in the United States to one of the oldest taverns in the world and enough Gilded Age Mansions to keep you awe-inspired for days, you'll never run out of things to explore or chances to learn something new, together.
Cobblestone streets made for hand-in-hand strolls, award-winning cuisine, remarkable historic sites and a lengthy list of museums, galleries and eclectic shops make for a day filled with enchantment.