Sue’s guidebook

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Sue’s guidebook

Food scene

For amazing breads and pastries an easy walk, just up the road. You must order ahead or get their early, they sell until sold out each morning and they do sell out!
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Le Bec Sucré
696 Aquidneck Avenue
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For amazing breads and pastries an easy walk, just up the road. You must order ahead or get their early, they sell until sold out each morning and they do sell out!
great baked breakfast pastries, muffins and sweet treats as well as a café menu for breakfast and lunch.
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Provencal Bakery
796 Aquidneck Ave
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great baked breakfast pastries, muffins and sweet treats as well as a café menu for breakfast and lunch.
great coffee and café fare with online ordering available.
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Custom House Coffee
796 Aquidneck Avenue
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great coffee and café fare with online ordering available.
authentic Italian specialty shop with baked goods and great coffee.
Bottega Bocconi
36 Aquidneck Avenue
authentic Italian specialty shop with baked goods and great coffee.
award winning and right down the hill.
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Clementine's Homemade Ice Cream Middletown
62 Wave Avenue
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award winning and right down the hill.
delicious and authentic home-made gelato and excellent coffee
Newport Sticks & Cones: Waffle & Ice Cream Parlor
8 Fair Street
delicious and authentic home-made gelato and excellent coffee
They usually do not take reservations so plan to arrive 30 minutes early and put in your name, then stroll the shops in the area while you wait for a table.
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Scales & Shells
527 Thames Street
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They usually do not take reservations so plan to arrive 30 minutes early and put in your name, then stroll the shops in the area while you wait for a table.
a staple of great food and fabulous ambience. We suggest it for lunch because of the outdoor seating on the water where you have a view of the whole harbor and all the gorgeous boats and yachts. Be sure to reserve a table and specify the deck.
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The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
1 Sayers Wharf
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a staple of great food and fabulous ambience. We suggest it for lunch because of the outdoor seating on the water where you have a view of the whole harbor and all the gorgeous boats and yachts. Be sure to reserve a table and specify the deck.
Anthony’s is the best for fresh seafood to cook at home! They also have dine-in and take out options.
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Anthony's Seafood
963 Aquidneck Avenue
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Anthony’s is the best for fresh seafood to cook at home! They also have dine-in and take out options.
Great breakfast! Easy, enjoyable walk through the neighborhood from here. CALL AHEAD there is always a wait
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Atlantic Grille
91 Aquidneck Avenue
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Great breakfast! Easy, enjoyable walk through the neighborhood from here. CALL AHEAD there is always a wait
Pickles is an excellent deli for sandwiches and the like, they also do packed box lunches (see the menu in this pack) to take along for your adventures. They aren’t open on weekends though, so for weekdays only.
Pickles-A Deli
936 Aquidneck Avenue
Pickles is an excellent deli for sandwiches and the like, they also do packed box lunches (see the menu in this pack) to take along for your adventures. They aren’t open on weekends though, so for weekdays only.

Sightseeing

This rooftop bar can be found in the Vanderbilt Hotel and it overlooks Newport and the bay. It’s amazing place for a sunset cocktail. They have food as well, but it’s all fairly pricey. We prefer to go for a drink and then travel elsewhere for dinner. There is a paid parking lot next door to the hotel that’s reasonably priced.
The Roof Deck at The Vanderbilt
41 Mary Street
This rooftop bar can be found in the Vanderbilt Hotel and it overlooks Newport and the bay. It’s amazing place for a sunset cocktail. They have food as well, but it’s all fairly pricey. We prefer to go for a drink and then travel elsewhere for dinner. There is a paid parking lot next door to the hotel that’s reasonably priced.
Behind the Gurney’s Hotel. This outside bar sits on the water looking out to the Newport Bridge. Often, they have live bands. This place is more about the atmosphere. You can get food here as well, but we prefer other places.
Pineapples
1 Goat Island
Behind the Gurney’s Hotel. This outside bar sits on the water looking out to the Newport Bridge. Often, they have live bands. This place is more about the atmosphere. You can get food here as well, but we prefer other places.
This is another location that is pricey but worth the views to have lunch or cocktails on the lawn overlooking the water.
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Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Avenue
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This is another location that is pricey but worth the views to have lunch or cocktails on the lawn overlooking the water.
The Ocean Drive is spectacular! From King’s Park to Bellevue Ave, every inch is gorgeous and full of history and grand architecture and sweeping ocean views and peeks at the rich and famous and beaches and wild life and agricultural …and on and on. These photos do not do justice. This is how we do it: Get an early start if you want to tackle it all in one day. Take the cooler with the beverages of your choice and an extra layer for after sunset! Start at King’s Park on Wellington Ave. for a dip in the ocean, a play on the swings, a nod to Rochambeau & Ida Lewis and a magical view of the harbor. There are a couple of diamonds if you brought your baseball/softball gear. If you didn’t pack sustenance, you can go to Ash Mart just up the road to pick up snacks and a packed lunch. Weird name but great food! 2 Carroll Ave, Newport, RI 02840. You can also order ahead online at www.ashmartdeli.com Carry on to Ft Adams via Harrison Ave to explore the old Fort and the grounds – they have Guided tours as well https://fortadams.org/visit-fort-adams/ From here you may want to bear left at Brenton Rd and left again to follow Ocean Ave all the way to Bellevue Ave while it’s still light, but if you can, do that half another day… Then on to the lawn at Castle Hill. Enjoy a refreshment and amazing view of the parade of boats and yachts passing by. Head over to Brenton State Park for a walk around the stone tower, fly a kite, I think you may be able to rent or buy one from the Kit’s Kites truck there, but not sure of the hours and days. Climb the rocks, explore the tidal pools, listen to the roar of the waves and get ready for the best sunset in Newport! The drive home is less interesting in the dark so be sure to plan an hour or so another day to drive the other direction starting on Bellevue Ave, perfect addition to a mansion tour day.
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Ocean Drive Historic District
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The Ocean Drive is spectacular! From King’s Park to Bellevue Ave, every inch is gorgeous and full of history and grand architecture and sweeping ocean views and peeks at the rich and famous and beaches and wild life and agricultural …and on and on. These photos do not do justice. This is how we do it: Get an early start if you want to tackle it all in one day. Take the cooler with the beverages of your choice and an extra layer for after sunset! Start at King’s Park on Wellington Ave. for a dip in the ocean, a play on the swings, a nod to Rochambeau & Ida Lewis and a magical view of the harbor. There are a couple of diamonds if you brought your baseball/softball gear. If you didn’t pack sustenance, you can go to Ash Mart just up the road to pick up snacks and a packed lunch. Weird name but great food! 2 Carroll Ave, Newport, RI 02840. You can also order ahead online at www.ashmartdeli.com Carry on to Ft Adams via Harrison Ave to explore the old Fort and the grounds – they have Guided tours as well https://fortadams.org/visit-fort-adams/ From here you may want to bear left at Brenton Rd and left again to follow Ocean Ave all the way to Bellevue Ave while it’s still light, but if you can, do that half another day… Then on to the lawn at Castle Hill. Enjoy a refreshment and amazing view of the parade of boats and yachts passing by. Head over to Brenton State Park for a walk around the stone tower, fly a kite, I think you may be able to rent or buy one from the Kit’s Kites truck there, but not sure of the hours and days. Climb the rocks, explore the tidal pools, listen to the roar of the waves and get ready for the best sunset in Newport! The drive home is less interesting in the dark so be sure to plan an hour or so another day to drive the other direction starting on Bellevue Ave, perfect addition to a mansion tour day.
Start this trip on Bellevue Avenue, home to the Mansions. The Vanderbilt’s Marble House and The Breakers are the most popular and rightfully so. The Breakers includes a deeper look at the servant’s areas and utilities, the electrical system is quite a sight. If you have time for a few, Belcourt is unique, though not as grand as the others and on the “wrong” side of the street, I think the interesting background and history make up for it. The Elms and Doris Duke’s Break Point are worth a visit as well. Of course, just a slow cruise along is enjoyable too or a great route for cycling. Unfortunately, there are no bike lanes, narrow roads and many blind curves on the Ocean Drive, so best suited for the very capable, confident & careful cyclist. Follow Bellevue south past Break Point to join Ocean Ave. You’ll pass the beaches on your left, mostly private but Gooseberry Beach is open to all and is great for kids due to the usually gentle surf and tidal pools for exploration. They have a hearty snack bar too so maybe a stop for lunch and a swim. From there you can follow Ocean Ave, and I recommend turning off on all the little roads if you enjoy looking at homes. The scenic tour app may have some gems of information back in there. Keep your GPS on so you can always turn back to Ocean Ave after venturing inward. You don’t want to miss any of the Ocean Drive. Find Kings Beach, different from King’s Park, for a venture on the rocks. Watch out for people fishing and their lines, it’s a favorite spot. To the east of Kings Beach is Jay Leno’s estate and Judge Judy’s is easy to see from the front on Beacon Hill Road. If you time it right enjoy sunset and Brenton Point!
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Newport Mansions Preservation Society
424 Bellevue Avenue
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Start this trip on Bellevue Avenue, home to the Mansions. The Vanderbilt’s Marble House and The Breakers are the most popular and rightfully so. The Breakers includes a deeper look at the servant’s areas and utilities, the electrical system is quite a sight. If you have time for a few, Belcourt is unique, though not as grand as the others and on the “wrong” side of the street, I think the interesting background and history make up for it. The Elms and Doris Duke’s Break Point are worth a visit as well. Of course, just a slow cruise along is enjoyable too or a great route for cycling. Unfortunately, there are no bike lanes, narrow roads and many blind curves on the Ocean Drive, so best suited for the very capable, confident & careful cyclist. Follow Bellevue south past Break Point to join Ocean Ave. You’ll pass the beaches on your left, mostly private but Gooseberry Beach is open to all and is great for kids due to the usually gentle surf and tidal pools for exploration. They have a hearty snack bar too so maybe a stop for lunch and a swim. From there you can follow Ocean Ave, and I recommend turning off on all the little roads if you enjoy looking at homes. The scenic tour app may have some gems of information back in there. Keep your GPS on so you can always turn back to Ocean Ave after venturing inward. You don’t want to miss any of the Ocean Drive. Find Kings Beach, different from King’s Park, for a venture on the rocks. Watch out for people fishing and their lines, it’s a favorite spot. To the east of Kings Beach is Jay Leno’s estate and Judge Judy’s is easy to see from the front on Beacon Hill Road. If you time it right enjoy sunset and Brenton Point!
You won't want to miss seeing at least some part of the Cliff Walk. The start of Cliff Walk is about 1.4 miles from here. You can do a 6-mile round trip walk in a couple of hours, walking along Easton’s Beach to and from. There is very little parking in the area, you can try the Easton’s Beach parking lot or Narragansett Ave. You can also use the trolley tours for a nearby drop off. Easy walking surfaces for all levels in the first section. Or you can do the longer hike and do “the whole Cliff Walk” as we call it, which includes traversing some rocky area. Great exercise and beautiful scenery. Stolen from the web: “This scenic 3.5-mile walkway hugs the edge of Newport's shoreline and snakes by the backyards of many of the town's most glamorous mansions. Many visitors start at Easton's Beach or The Breakers mansion and head south to Bailey's Beach. Along the way, you'll catch a glimpse of other famous homes like the Marble House and Rough Point. Though the views are gorgeous, the terrain can get treacherous on the trail's southern end. However, past visitors noted that if you can finish the trail, you'll be rewarded with some of the Newport's best views. You'll find the Cliff Walk on the shore of Easton Bay and Sheep Point Cove between Memorial Boulevard and Bailey's Beach. The trail is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, with parking at First Beach or the Narragansett Avenue entrance. Four trolley stops also sit within a couple blocks of the trail. No entrance fees are required to explore this seaside walkway. Check out the Cliff Walk's website, www.cliffwalk.com, to learn more about the trail.” https://travel.usnews.com/Newport_RI/Things_To_Do/Cliff_Walk_62253/
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Cliff Walk
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You won't want to miss seeing at least some part of the Cliff Walk. The start of Cliff Walk is about 1.4 miles from here. You can do a 6-mile round trip walk in a couple of hours, walking along Easton’s Beach to and from. There is very little parking in the area, you can try the Easton’s Beach parking lot or Narragansett Ave. You can also use the trolley tours for a nearby drop off. Easy walking surfaces for all levels in the first section. Or you can do the longer hike and do “the whole Cliff Walk” as we call it, which includes traversing some rocky area. Great exercise and beautiful scenery. Stolen from the web: “This scenic 3.5-mile walkway hugs the edge of Newport's shoreline and snakes by the backyards of many of the town's most glamorous mansions. Many visitors start at Easton's Beach or The Breakers mansion and head south to Bailey's Beach. Along the way, you'll catch a glimpse of other famous homes like the Marble House and Rough Point. Though the views are gorgeous, the terrain can get treacherous on the trail's southern end. However, past visitors noted that if you can finish the trail, you'll be rewarded with some of the Newport's best views. You'll find the Cliff Walk on the shore of Easton Bay and Sheep Point Cove between Memorial Boulevard and Bailey's Beach. The trail is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, with parking at First Beach or the Narragansett Avenue entrance. Four trolley stops also sit within a couple blocks of the trail. No entrance fees are required to explore this seaside walkway. Check out the Cliff Walk's website, www.cliffwalk.com, to learn more about the trail.” https://travel.usnews.com/Newport_RI/Things_To_Do/Cliff_Walk_62253/
NEARBY – 1.5 miles To avoid parking, consider dropping a carload of people and gear at the beach, drive back to park at the house for free for the day, then bike, walk, skate or uber to the beach to join the others.
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Second Beach
315 Sachuest Point Road
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NEARBY – 1.5 miles To avoid parking, consider dropping a carload of people and gear at the beach, drive back to park at the house for free for the day, then bike, walk, skate or uber to the beach to join the others.