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Newport, Rhode Island Travel Guide

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

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.

Brick Alley Pub

Location Marker 140 Thames St., Newport
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  • Good for Families
  • Good for Groups

Brick Alley is a bit of a Newport staple. Family owned, they’re known for the friendly service and comfort food (including an award winning lobster roll). It’s the perfect place to bring kids or a large group. Some of my favorites include the sweet potato fries, lettuce wraps, and Ahi Tuna salad. On Fridays and Saturdays Plumby’s is open upstairs so you can get a drink while you wait for your table downstairs or dine on pub food like burgers and wings in a communal setting.

newportFILM

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  • Good for Families
  • Good for Groups
  • Summer

newportFILM shows documentary films in Newport year-round, but my favorite is their outdoor film series in the summer months. From venues like the Marble House to the Tennis Hall of Fame, Newporters and visitors come together to watch documentaries from new and well-known filmmakers under the stars. Bring your own picnic and beverages or try one of the delicious food vendors. Some films are shown for free and donations are welcome while others require tickets. Check their website for more information and up to date events.

Sweet Berry Farm

Location Marker 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown
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  • Fall
  • Good for Families
  • Spring
  • Summer

Sweet Berry Farm has come a long way since it’s days as a stand alone picnic table at the end of a long driveway. Now a sprawling landscape of apple orchards, berry fields and pumpkin patches it’s the perfect spot to grab lunch for the beach or pick fresh berries. They also have a summer concert series and offer catering.

Third Beach

Location Marker 3rd Beach Rd., Middletown
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  • Good for Families
  • Summer

A quieter beach popular with families, Third Beach is a mellow sandy stretch in Middletown. Peabody’s is at one end with a snack bar and Crab Town (a popular spot for kids to look for crabs) and a boat ramp and lifeguard chairs sit at the opposite end. Third Beach has minimal parking with the middle lot available only to resident sticker holders so arrive early or ride your bike or scooter.