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Don’t Miss The Grapes of Newport

Don’t Miss The Grapes of Newport October 22, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
While Newport is known for mansions, sailing and seafood, it also has a growing wine industry that often is overlooked by tourists. Newport wines should be high on the must-taste list. A particular standout among Rhode Island wineries is Newport Vineyards, which is located in nearby Middletown. Brother...

Touring Newport with the Pros

Touring Newport with the Pros October 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Newport and nearby Middletown are easy to master and maneuver. Several major roads – America ’s Cup Boulevard and Thames Street – run north-south along the downtown wharf area, while several streets from the wharves travel up into the neighborhoods that vary from well maintained colonial period...

Lobster is King in Newport

Lobster is King in Newport October 9, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Fresh lobsters from the waters of New England can be cooked in a variety of ways, making this jewel of the sea one of the most popular meals found on Newport restaurant menus. Dishes include lobster rolls and lobster macaroni and cheese. Lobster tales, similar to fish tales, can come in heavy doses...

Chug Along on the Newport Railway

Chug Along on the Newport Railway October 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s a different way to see Aquidneck Island, with spectacular views of Narragansett Bay while riding in a historic 1904 Boston & Maine Railroad coach or the 1884 Inter Colonial Railroad parlor car. Operated by the nonprofit National Railroad Foundation and Museum, the Old Colony & Newport...

Paintings, Woodblock and Glassblowing

Paintings, Woodblock and Glassblowing September 24, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
In case it isn’t obvious, Newport is much more than sailing and waterfront dining. The arts have been an integral part of the culture for the town for several centuries. The Lady Who Paints Catch a glimpse of award-winning artist Rosemary Kavanagh O’Carroll as she paints Newport scenes with oils...

Touro Synagogue is America’s Oldest Jewish House of Worship

Touro Synagogue is America’s Oldest Jewish House of Worship September 10, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Dedicated during 1765, Touro Synagogue is considered one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings of 18th century America . It is America’s oldest Jewish house of worship, and its congregation, which was founded during 1658 by Jews who fled the Inquisition, is one of the many symbols...

Visit Historic Home of Revolutionary General Nathanael Greene in Coventry

Visit Historic Home of Revolutionary General Nathanael Greene in Coventry September 5, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The 1770 home built by Nathanael Greene, one of George Washington’s most capable generals, is historically known as the “Homestead.” Originally, it was called “Spell Hall.” It sits on the same hillside on which it was built in what is today the town of Coventry. It is about 26 miles from Newport...

Correspondence of great Americans displayed at Newport Historical Society

Correspondence of great Americans displayed at Newport Historical Society July 26, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Handwritten History: Correspondence of Great Americans is a new exhibit  that will continue through the fall at the 1739 Colony House on Washington Square in Newport. The exhibit features large-scale reproductions of 11 letters and documents from the collections of the Newport Historical Society. All...

Newport is full of fun year round

Newport is full of fun year round July 13, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
While summer is peak season for Newport, this fun-packed New England town attracts crowds year round for special events, weddings and the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Newport has many things going for it that just can’t be found in other destinations along the east coast: Easy to get to...