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Newport, Rhode Island Travel Guide

The Best of What to See,
Do and Eat in
Newport County

The Dahlia Shed

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  • Summer

Honestly this is one of my best kept secret spots for flowers so as much as I like to keep it to myself, it deserves a spot in the guide. The Dahlia Shed is a family operated flower farm, growing seasonal blooms in Middletown. The self service stand is filled daily starting July until frost. You can find wrapped bouquets and single stem blooms for building your own bouquets. I look forward to Amy’s dahlias all year long, they are SO beautiful. Please note when you visit the Dahlia Shed this is a family home with kids and pets so please be careful when driving on the property.

Shore Soap Co

Location Marker 302 Thames St., Newport
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  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

The branding alone will make you want to buy every, single thing in this store. From the beautiful packaging to the carefully curated shelves, Shore Soap Co is a must stop when you’re in Newport. A local couple started the brand out of their kitchen and turned it into what it is today. I also love that they are cruelty free, sulfate & paraben free and use responsible packaging to reduce environmental impact. From candles, to skincare to soaps they have a really nice assortment of products to shop. I particularly love the face mist and sea spray candle. Their scent Mermaid Kisses has a bit of a cult following.

Atlantic Grille

Location Marker 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
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  • Fall
  • Good for Families
  • Good for Groups
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

The Grille as it’s referred to by locals is a staple on the island. What used to be everyone’s favorite breakfast spot has grown over the years and now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the perfect place for casual dining (very kid friendly too). If you head there for breakfast on a summer weekend though be prepared to wait. It gets really busy during tourist season and holidays, so go early or mid-week if you can. They have great dinner specials too.

Del’s Lemonade

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You know what they say, stop at the sign of the lemon! A quintessential Rhode Island treat, Del’s lemonade is the perfect slushy and refreshing goodness you need on a hot summer day. There are Del’s trucks at all the beaches and you can usually find them at state parks like Brenton Point and Fort Adams.

Belle’s Cafe

Location Marker Newport Shipyard 1 Washington Street, Newport
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  • Dog Friendly
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Belle’s Cafe is a bit of a hidden gem but everyone I recommend it to immediately sends me a message after they go there for breakfast (or lunch). Located in the Newport Shipyard it is such a great spot for breakfast on the water (and it’s pup friendly outside). Belle’s has a casual vibe with indoor and outdoor seating . It can get really busy but if you get there early you can have the place to yourself. Whatever you do, order the buttermilk pancakes.