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3 Under the Radar Spots in Newport

Location Marker Newport, RI

I love sharing some of my favorite places to visit in Newport, so when Vince Camuto asked if I could share my top 3 hidden gems, styling pieces from their spring collection, I jumped at the chance. Seriously though how cute is this floral bomber? Honestly it was a little harder than I thought to come up with places that are under the radar. Living in a tourist town, it feels like almost everything has been discovered. If you happen to find yourself in town, you can’t go wrong at any of these spots.

Coffee Grinder, Bowen’s Wharf

If you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it. The Coffee Grinder is at the very end of Bowen’s Wharf, tucked away in a corner spot on the water. Nothing better than watching the harbor sparkle as boats come and go while you sip a cafe latte. And the owner loves dogs so bring your four legged friend!

Fort Adams

The Fort is one of my favorite places to go year round. It can be a bit chilly on windy days in the winter (and by chilly I mean absolutely freezing) but you can’t beat the views and the history. In the summer we love to take Nora there for swims off the rocks and to watch the sun go down. You can check out the public beach, walk along the docks, explore the Fort or grab a blanket and have a picnic on the hill overlooking the Bay and the Newport Bridge. I love to go for walks there in the spring because it’s so quiet and peaceful. You can get a great view of the harbor and downtown and there’s plenty of parking.

Perro Salado

I’m always a bit amazed by how many people don’t know about Perro Salado. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Newport, particularly when the weather gets warmer. They have the BEST margaritas, try the spicy jalapeño or blood orange. In the summer, they have an outdoor patio and live music on some nights. The restaurant is an old house that was converted to a restaurant so imagine small, cozy rooms, a fireplace and tons of charm.

This post is in partnership with Vince Camuto.

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  1. Natali says:

    You are a beautiful and stylish one! Great jacket and I love the pattern!

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  2. Rach says:

    That floral bomber is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this about Newport. I love it there and hoping one day I can go back!

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  3. Lisa says:

    I hardly ever comment on anyone’s blog(post) – but I am beyond excited to be able to visit Newport in just a few weeks. Me and my friends will be doing a little road trip through MA and down to NY. Since I am a loyal reader/follower of your blog, I’ve already convinced my friends to have a stop in Newport. Now we even got some nice tips where to go, while we’re there! Thanks, Jess!

    Greetings from Austria,
    Lisa

    • Jessica says:

      Oh how fun! That sounds like a great time Lisa. And nice timing as hopefully there will be some trees and flowers just starting to blossom here. I hope you have a great time during your visit. Definitely try and get to the Cliff Walk if you can! Thanks for reading xx Jess

  4. Emily says:

    Such a great post – would love to visit Newport this summer! Loving the bomber and shoes!
    xo,
    Em http://www.organicallyemily.com

  5. Wendy says:

    Perro Salado/Jane Pickens is my favorite date night. In fact, I already have reservations for Friday night. Looking forward to a blood orange marg.

  6. Alison says:

    Perro Salado is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport (their fish tacos are delicious)! Your outfit is super cute, I am obsessed with your floral bomber jacket!

  7. Love love love Perro Salado! Best Mexican food in Rhode Island in my opinion (fellow Rhode Islanda here!) I’m so glad to know about Coffee Grinder too – never been there so I will have to check it out! This post is making me so excited for the summer which is when I spend a lot of time in Newport!

  8. Awesome! I’ll have to check these out this summer.

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  9. Jen says:

    I’m in Newport all the time and of these three, I’ve only been to Fort Adams! Can’t wait to check out the other two. xx

    Jen | affecionada

  10. slope says:

    you so beatiful! i love your set

  11. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for sharing! I just moved to Newport this week and can’t wait to try your fav places. Btw, that bomber is the BEST. – Stephanie | http://www.theborrowedbabes.com