Battery Park Battery St & Washington St, Newport, RI02840 Battery Park is a small area on historic Washington Street that offers a great view looking west over Narragansett Bay.…More The benches set up around this quiet, tucked away spot provide unique vantages of Goat and Rose Islands as well as the Newport Bridge and, of course, the sailors on the water.
The Safari Room 65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI02840 The Safari Room is a restaurant and lounge. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and includes numerous American…More and European food specialties, such as prime aged beef, European cheeses and seafood. The restaurant offers views of Narragansett Bay, and is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The location also specializes in private events, and offers a dining room for up to 60 guests, fitted with a private bar.
Old Colony & Newport Railway 19 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI02840 Enjoy a scenic trainride along Narragansett Bay with Old Colony Newport Railway. There are two train cars available, a…More first class car with only 18 seats (wicker chairs) all facing towards the bay, or a vintage coach class car heated by a pot belly stove in the winter. Prices for first class or coach range from $7.50 to $11. The train gives an 80 minute, 10-mile tour twice a day on Sundays only, every Sunday except Mother's Day.
Castle Hill 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI02840 Castle Hill is one of the many breathtaking mansions located throughout Newport. Built in the 1800s and sitting on the…More hills overlooking Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill is the perfect spot to enjoy an elegant and intoxicating meal. Castle Hill's chefs use local fish, meats and produce to create a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms. The Ocean Room is the largest of the dining rooms. The Agassiz Room, named for the renowned scientist and explorer, Alexander Agassiz (who the mansion was built for),overlooks the bay. The Newport Room is quaint and has a view of the bay similar to The Agassiz Room. The Sunset Room offers the feeling of being on a ship's bridge with a grand view of the entrance to Narragansett Bay. The Castle Hill bar offers a world-class wine list and fine assortment of liquors. Castle Hill defines upscale and class when it comes to dining and ambiance in Newport.
Hyatt Regency Newport 1 Goat Is, Newport, RI02840 With breathtaking views overlooking Newport Harbor, the Newport Hyatt Regency is a true gem of Narragansett Bay. This…More resort is the perfect getaway for a relaxing seaside spa retreat or a comforting home base as vacationers explore the shop-lined streets and historic mansions of Newport. Enjoy fine dining at The Windward or casual cocktails and snacks at Pineapples on the Bay. The hotel is only a quick ride to the quaint downtown area.
Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI02840 Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium houses many native sea creatures. It has a salt marsh tank, a moon…More jellyfish tank and a number of other tanks featuring window pane flounder, skate, seabass, horseshoe crabs, striped burrfish, green file fish, oyster toadfish, bandtail pufferfish and flounder. Its nocturnal animal room contains bioluminous sea creatures from Narragansett Bay. The Exploration Center has a daily storytime, feeding time, creature feature and beach scavenger hunt.
Naval Station Newport Commissary 1163 Whipple St, Newport, RI02841 Naval Station Newport is a United States Naval base located near the mouth of a broad glacial inlet, Narragansett Bay,…More on the north shore of Rhode Island Sound. The base has a small size commissary that offers various services, including a bakery as well as custom photo cakes. Some options and services include fresh lobster, sushi, fresh sandwiches to go as well as rotisserie chicken, a butcher shop area and more. Call for details on products or for information on custom services.
Rhode Island Quahog Company 250 Thames St, Newport, RI02840 Rhode Island Quahog Company offers fine dining, just a few feet from the sidewalk of Thames Street, specializing in…More fresh fish and shellfish, steaks and pasta. Currently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Rhode Island Quahog Company also has another location in Wakefield. Rhode Island Quahog Company is named after the mollusk native to Narragansett Bay. Its name is derived from the American-Indian word "poquahock." The famous chowder served here is made from both the Bay Quahog and the especially sweet and tender Ocean Quahog.
The Regatta Place 5 Marina Plz, Newport, RI02840 The Regatta Place is set on Goat Island in the middle of Newport Harbor offering incredible views of…More Narragansett Bay. With water views no matter where you look, it is no wonder that Regatta Place is a popular destination for weddings and special celebrations. The beautiful, open reception tent and ceremony location both sit amidst luxurious yachts and boats. The Regatta Place can accommodate up to 200 guests. Although it seems to be set away from the busy hustle and bustle of Newport's downtown area providing privacy and serenity, Regatta Place is only a short walk, drive or water taxi to the heart of Newport.
The Naval War College Museum highlights the history of naval warfare and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. The…More museum features scale models of ships, real torpedoes, interactive displays and naval-inspired art. The Naval War College Museum occupies Founders Hall. Built circa 1820, it housed the Naval War College upon its founding in 1884. It was here that Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, the second president of the War College and a renowned naval historian, gave his first speeches on sea power.
In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum also includes short-term special exhibits related to the War College's curriculum and to current naval-related topics.
Newport Dinner Train 56 Bridge St, Newport, RI02840 The Newport Dinner Train takes a two-and-a-half-hour, twenty-two-mile trip along the west side of Aquidneck Island…More through Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. Diners enjoy magnificent views of Narragansett Bay while eating in a cable car that has been restored to reflect the golden age of railroading. All food is prepared onboard; therefore, there is a limited menu of three options each for lunch and dinner. Friday night dinners are part of a Murder Mystery production. Payment is the required at the time of reservation. Sold-out trips may require multiple parties to be seated together at one table, but an up charge can be paid to avoid this.
Gansett Cruise 30 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI02840 Gansett Cruise offers tours where passengers cruise in comfort during a ninety minute historical tour of Newport…More Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The tour isn't rushed and is meant to be relaxing. A bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks is available on all boats, taking cash only. Each cruise includes a complimentary "captain's treat" from Rhode Island. Pets are welcomed and dogs just need to be leashed. Tour fares are $25 and children under 4 years of age ride free. The seasonal schedule may be viewed on the website.