Newport, Rhode Island Travel Diary


Those who say the world is too big to travel to the same place twice have clearly never been to Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is the perfect coastal New England destination, and if we’re being 100% honest, I am seriously jealous of the locals who live there year-round — I plan on returning as soon as I can (as in, I’m already planning my next trip).

Today’s post is a collaboration with a few other bloggers — we are all sharing our travel guides to various cities along the East coast, perfect to help you plan any summer getaways and eleventh-hour escapes. So, when you’re done reading all about Newport, click the link at the end of my post to find links to all the other bloggers’ posts about their favorite summer destinations — you will be left with a serious case of wanderlust.

I have a lot of recommendations for Newport, so I created a graphic for you to save for future travels, and I’m highlighting a few of my favorites below, which would make the perfect day in the seaside city…

{just scroll over this image to pin it to your travel pinterest board!}

Start your day at Belle’s Café, which is located right at Newport Shipyard. The avocado toast (which I think was a special), fresh fruit, and freshly-squeezed orange juice was a perfect start to the day, and the yacht people-watching was even better.

After fueling up with breakfast, head to the Cliff Walk — you simply can’t go to Newport without walking this 3.5-mile trail following the coastline (even if you only do a portion of it). Word of the wise: wear sneakers! (See what else I packed for the trip here.) There are some parts where there are 70-foot drops down to the ocean and others where you are walking on slippery rocks. The view of the ocean is stunning, and you get a peek at some of the Newport Mansions, as well.

After working up an appetite, head to Raw Power Juice Bar and Kitchen, right in the center of town. Try the Original Açai Bowl — you can thank me later! While you’re in town, take a walk and shop around. My favorite store was Newport Sea Foam Trading Co. — an all-natural bath and body store.

Once the day is winding down, head to either The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn or take a sail on the Adirondack II. We found that these were the best ways to watch the sunset. The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn offers light bites and cocktails while you’re sitting Adirondack chairs facing the ocean, and the Adirondack II schooner has a stunning Sunset Sail option. (They also offer a Morning Mimosa Cruise, which is on my list to do next time I go!)


Have you ever been to Newport, Rhode Island? What are your favorite things to do there?
To see the rest of the posts in this collaborations and find the best places for more weekend getaways on the East coast, check out this post for all the links.


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Comments (4)

  • Shelby


    What a cute graphic! So glad you had a fun trip!
    Shelby //


    • emily


      Thank you so much, Shelby! xx


  • Michaela


    Thanks for this adorable travel guide! I have been dying to visit here. I might try to go this summer for a weekend with my boyfriend, in which case we will definitely be using this!



    • emily


      I hope you guys get to go! So much fun — you will love it! Thanks so much for reading! xx


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