Things to Do

Set in Newport’s North End, The Wayfinder Hotel puts you just minutes away from some of the top Newport, RI, activities and attractions, from Gilded Age mansions to the water's edge. You can still sail into the sunset, catch a wave, or experience historic sites. Contact us for the latest information on Newport happenings. 

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Experience the Classic CoastSet Sail

Sail through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay past all the famous sights including Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, and Newport’s Ocean Drive.

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Experience the Classic CoastVisit the Mansions

Tour Gilded Age Mansions like The Breakers, The Elms, Rosecliff and Marble House.

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Experience the Classic CoastOcean Drive

The 4.2 mile scenic drive or bike ride shows off some of the best views and properties on the island.

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Experience the Classic CoastThe Heart of Newport

Stroll the bustling 1.5 mile stretch of restaurants, bars, and shops.

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Experience the Classic CoastCatch a Polo Match

Newport Polo is home of America’s first polo club, dating back to 1876. Visit for a schedule of events.

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Learn the RopesCatch a Wave

Newbies can learn to surf with Island Surf & Sports. Veterans surfers can rent boards and supplies. Check in with the front desk for more information.

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Learn the RopesPlay Polo

Newport Polo offers polo lessons taught by their USPA-certified instructors complete with thoroughbred horses and professional grade polo equipment. The front desk has the details.

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Learn the RopesBecome a Glassblower

After a quick, easy, and safe lesson, students can make a glass blown ornament, paperweight, or vase at Thames Glass.

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Sea + SandGo Sailing

SightSailing offers sailing cruises and private charters in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Arrangements can be made through the front desk.

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Sea + SandHead to the Beach

Visit 2nd Beach – or journey a bit farther to Sachuest Point, a 2.4 mile loop offering great sunset views and wildlife exploration.

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Sea + SandFind a Cove

Gooseberry Beach is nestled in a picturesque cove right off Ocean Drive.

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Taste NewportPick Your Own

At Sweet Berry Farm, you can pick your own peaches, apples, and berries before visiting their market and café.

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Taste NewportVisit a Brewery

Visit Ragged Island or Newport Craft, two local breweries offering tastings and tours.

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Taste NewportTaste Some Wine

At Newport Vineyards, sample local wines and beers on a 100 acre farm. At Greenvale Vineyards, sample wines with a live jazz soundtrack.

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Play + RelaxFly a Kite

Grab a kite from the front desk and visit Brenton Point, an 80 acre public park with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay.

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Play + RelaxTake a Spa Day

Indulge in a full menu of spa services – or chart your own path through a circuit of saunas, pools, and steam rooms at Bodhi Spa.