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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. Rest assured, your getaway is not cancelled. 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 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 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.


Play & RelaxCliff Walk

Don’t leave Newport without visiting the scenic walkway overlooking the ocean and bordering the historic mansions. Great for a morning run or afternoon stroll.


Play & RelaxTone, Sweat, Restore

Join a yoga, meditation, or sculpt class at Mend, a favorite local fitness studio.

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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.

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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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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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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.