Stay & Play: Newport

Posted on June 18, 2018

Stay & Play: Newport

An escape to the city by the sea is magical in itself, but a stay at OceanCliff Resort is sure to make your visit even more memorable. Stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms with breathtaking waterfront views or reserve the Gatehouse for a more secluded getaway.

While you’re here, explore all that our coastal community has to offer. Discover the best of Newport’s dining, beaches, history, and more. Our desirable location offers plenty of activities to make sure your Newport experience is unforgettable.

Bask at the Beach: Known for its beautiful beaches, Newport County offers a variety of locations to soak up the sun. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled day at Easton’s Beach with its carousel and snack bar, a family trip to Gooseberry Beach, or a serene escape to Second or Third beach, Newport provides a variety of coastal locations for all.

Enjoy the outdoors: If you’re looking to explore the area beyond downtown Newport, the Cliff Walk provides 3.5 miles of gorgeous seaside escape. Just down the road, experience Middletown’s Norman Bird Sanctuary for 7 miles of hiking trails. Or, visit the 242 acres of national wildlife refuge at Sachuest Point for a shoreline stroll.

Newport Mansions: For an experience rich in history and architectural beauty, tour any of Newport County’s exquisite mansions. Once the summer estates of the elite during the Gilded Age, visitors can now marvel at 14 mansions between Newport, Bristol, and Portsmouth.

Attend a Newport Polo Match: set in Portsmouth, Polo has been a Newport tradition since 1876. Bring a blanket and picnic or reserve pavilion seats and get ready to stomp the divots. From June through August, Newport Polo hosts international matches every Saturday at 5pm, and Saturdays in September at 4pm. Enjoy an exciting match with friends or family.

Tickets available here.

Shopping: Wander down the cobblestone streets to find all the unique shops Newport has to offer. From the Bellevue Shopping District to Bowen’s Wharf, Thames Street, and the local Broadway District, Newport offers shoppers an array of boutiques, antiques, fine art, and so much more.

A Taste of Newport: Newport’s famed restaurants provide unforgettable service with al fresco dining, waterfront views, and nationally acclaimed chefs. Our own Safari Room encompasses all of these, with an impressive seasonal menu and spectacular sunset view. Visit the Newport Vineyards or Portsmouth’s Greenvale Vineyards for daily wine tastings.

Music Festivals: Newport summers are filled with the sounds of whimsical string instruments, the strumming of guitars, and smooth jazz. The months of July and August are packed with live performances at the Newport Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Bridgefest, and Newport Jazz Festival.

Newport Film Festival: As if the peak season in our coastal city couldn’t get any better, locals and visitors alike have the Newport Film Festival to look forward to. The film series presents documentaries from film festivals around the world, showcasing a variety of intriguing topics to inspire, motivate, entertain and create change. Attend a film and enjoy an evening of enlightenment in one of Newport’s most beautiful and historic venues.

Find the schedule here.

Book your stay at OceanCliff today to experience the very best of Newport.

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