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Your Summer in Newport Itinerary

Top Newport Summer Attractions

Newport is best known as a relaxing summer retreat, setting the scene for a memorable getaway with the best weather conditions and scenery in Rhode Island. The ultimate place to visit in the summer, The Chanler is home to 20 distinct room types characteristic of Newport's rich history; some rooms feature private gardens while others boast personal terraces where you can take in ocean views and the perfect sunny weather.

Enjoy Beach Butler service during the summer, which includes round-trip transportation in a Chanler Buick Enclave to any of Newport's beautiful beaches, a keepsake beach bag, a butler escort to the beach with an umbrella and a perfectly prepared picnic lunch, courtesy of Spiced Pear. Or skip the beach and book a tour of the Cliff Walk's nearby mansions instead. Explore some of our favorite things to do in Newport in the summer when you stay at The Chanler!

Beaches in Newport

A day at the beaches in Newport is one of the best and most popular things to do in Rhode Island during the summer. The Chanler is just a 5-minute walk from the Easton's Beach at Cliff Walk. Easton's Beach is Newport’s longest beach, perfect for a swim or stay on the sand for some sunbathing or sandcastle building. You will also find an aquarium nearby, volleyball nets, surf lessons and concerts throughout the summer. Explore other things to do on the waterfront in downtown Historic Newport.

Yacht Charter & Sailing on Narragansett Bay

Sail aboard legendary yachts across Newport Harbor or Narragansett Bay. There are many different charter companies to choose from. Allow our staff to help you select the right one depending on your unique preferences. Knowledgable captains will then whisk you away on a nautical adventure.

Beach Horseback Riding

Take beautiful beach trail rides just 10 minutes from downtown Newport. There are also day camps for children, pony parties, and lessons for novice riders.

Famous Lighthouses

Known for their historic place in the development of modern Rhode Island, the lighthouses of Newport are a must-visit during you stay. A popular attraction any season, the summer sun shines brilliantly on the Bay and Newport Harbor, home to the Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport Harbor / Goat Island Lighthouse, and the unique Ida Lewis Lighthouse at Lime Rock. Take the ferry out to Rose Island and tour one of the most historically significant New England lighthouses - The Rose Island Lighthouse.

Newport International Boat Show

Calling all guests with a passion for boating and adventure. Extend your summer into mid-September by attending The 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show. This spectacular sailing event is a true boat show experience, premiering a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies. With 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor, families and yacht enthusiasts can expect a fun day filled with fishing, sailing, and a relaxing atmosphere.

The experience is even better when you stay at The Chanler. Our Newport, Rhode Island hotel is only 8 minutes away by car from the event’s location, the Newport Yachting Center. Purchase your tickets online today.

Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport RI, 02840
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 15 – 17th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 18th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Newport International Polo Match

Get the full Newport experience this summer by attending one of the Newport Polo matches. Entering their 25th season this year, this classic American sport invites teams from all around the world and major US cities, keeping this thriving international pastime alive. Not only do the polo grounds have live viewings of the games, but they host culinary events like lobsterbakes. With an exciting lineup this summer (featuring matches with Ireland, England, France and more), families, groups and friends alike can enjoy this unique sporting experience during their visit to The Chanler. The event venue is located only 15 minutes away from our Newport, Rhode Island hotel, giving guests instant access to unforgettable equestrian entertainment. 

Visit Newport International Polo’s schedule for the full lineup and to purchase tickets today.

Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871