Articles Tagged ‘Newport’

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...

Good Eating at Flo’s Clam Shack

Good Eating at Flo’s Clam Shack October 13, 2010 | Food | Read More
Right across from First Beach (also called Easton’s Beach) is Flo’s Clam Shack, a staple in Newport (actually Middletown) for almost 20 years. Its history, though, goes back about 75 years. To understand Flo’s and its popularity, it is important to understand the fried clam in Rhode Island....

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...

Newport Dining Update: Too Good to Miss, Sadly Gone and Not Worth the Trip

Newport Dining Update: Too Good to Miss, Sadly Gone and Not Worth the Trip September 18, 2010 | Food | Read More
Newport is well known for its large number of excellent restaurants. Most of them have created distinct personalities and developed special features while maintaining a dedication to some of the best local and imported seafood. Here are a few observations to consider for an upcoming visit. Too Good to...

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...

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...