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Fall Activities in Newport, Rhode Island
As the summer sun mellows into a warm, golden glow, Newport, Rhode Island, dons its most enchanting attire. With crisp air, vibrant foliage, and coastal charm, fall is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit picturesque Newport. If you’re planning a getaway, our resort on Goat Island is the perfect home base for experiencing the myriad of fall activities that await you in this seaside paradise.
1. set sail on a Scenic Harbor Tour
Start your autumn adventure with a scenic harbor tour. The foliage along the shoreline paints a breathtaking picture, with hues of red, orange, and yellow contrasting beautifully against the deep blue waters.
2. explore Cliff Walk
Newport’s famous Cliff Walk becomes even more magical in the fall. This 3.5-mile trail winds along the coastline, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the opulent Gilded Age mansions on the other. As the leaves change color, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable autumnal vista.
3. pick apples & pumpkins
Fall wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Head to nearby Sweet Berry Farm for apple and pumpkin picking through October (based on availability & weather). Don’t forget to savor a delicious cider donut – the quintessential fall treat!
4. sip local wine
Autumn is the perfect time for wine tasting. Newport Vineyards, located in Middletown, offers an ideal setting to sip on their locally crafted wines while taking in the breathtaking fall scenery. Don’t forget to try their harvest-inspired wines for a true taste of the season.
5. Visit Historic Sites
Newport is steeped in history, and fall is an ideal time to explore its historic landmarks. Tour The Breakers, Marble House, or The Elms, among others, to step back in time to the Gilded Age. The fall foliage surrounding these grand estates creates an unforgettable backdrop for your visit.
6. Indulge at Fall Festivals
Newport hosts a variety of fall festivals, including the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival and the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. These events offer delectable local cuisine, live music, and a chance to mingle with locals while enjoying the crisp autumn air.
7. enjoy Newport Restaurant Week
Taste the flavors of Newport during Restaurant Week, November 3-12, 2023. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus and discounts, allowing you to sample the town’s culinary delights and a variety of cuisines. Stay tuned for this year’s specialty menu at The Restaurant at Newport Harbor Island Resort!
8. Cozy Up at Our Resort
After a day of exploring Newport’s fall wonders, return to our island resort. Our comfortable accommodations provide the perfect place to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures. With cozy firepits, spa services, and intimate dining options, you can fully immerse yourself in the autumnal charm of Newport.
Fall in Newport, Rhode Island, is a time of unparalleled beauty and enchantment. From scenic strolls to historic tours, pumpkin patches to vineyard visits, the town offers an array of activities that capture the essence of the season.