Things to Do in Newport in the Spring

Activities for Your New England Spring Getaways

Newport truly blooms during the spring. With the awakening of the daffodils throughout town, Newport becomes a vibrant town by the sea. Explore all of nature's glory with great outdoor activities or by taking a scenic drive along Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive. As the weather gets warmer, we recommend going for a bicycle ride to explore Newport. The Chanler's exclusive collaboration with Tokyobikes provides complimentary bicycle service, complete with stylish helmets, bells and Nantucket baskets that can hold a picnic lunch

Check out our recommendations below for our favorite things to do in Newport during the Spring.

Exploring Nature

The Cliff Walk & Easton's Beach 

Due to our unique location right along Easton's Beach and at the start of The Cliff Walk, the Spring is the perfect season to visit The Chanler. The Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile trail along the rocky shoreline of Newport. Offering unique views of Newport's nature as well as the many architectural wonders of the Gilded Age, The Cliff Walk gives visitors a true look into Newport life. On warmer days, Easton's Beach, only a short walk from your guest room, is the perfect location for a sunrise stroll or a picnic lunch. 

Open daily 

Daffodil Days Festival 

Get daffy at the 7th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival. This annual celebration marks the success of the Daffodillion campaign which recently reached its goal of planting 1,000,000 daffodils throughout Newport. During this ten day festival, special events are planned like the Newport Rhode Races, Daffy Doggie Paw-rade, Daddy Delirium at The Chanler, Driving Miss Daffodil Classic Car Parade, Daffodil Garden Party and Daffy Trolley Tours. Proceeds from the Festival go to purchase more daffodil bulbs to plant each fall.

April 24th - May 3rd 

The Culture

More Mansions Open Daily and Extended Mansion Hours 

Spring in Newport means more of our iconic mansions will be open on a regular basis. It also means that most of the mansions will have extended hours of operation. Chateau-sur-mer re-opens for the season on Saturday, March 30th. Green Animals Topiary Garden re-opens April 13th. Beginning May 18th, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Chepstow and Hunter House re-open for daily visits as well. For the full schedule, please visit the official website of the Newport Mansions. 

Newport Vineyards 

Warmer weather means more comfortable outings at Newport Vineyards.  Wine and cheese classes, comedic performances, yoga and wine tastings are all scheduled this spring at Newport Vineyards. Tour Newport Vineyards to learn all about the unique climate and how it helps the vineyard produce some of the best wines on the East Coast. 

Newport Oyster Festival 

Bowen’s Wharf Company is proud to present the 5th Annual Newport Oyster Festival with the added bonus of a chowderfest all in one. Taste your way around the Ocean State and sip champagne, creative cocktails and craft beer all on the waterfront. 

May 16th & May 17th 

Newport International Polo Series

Polo returns to Newport for its 28th season on Saturday, June 1st. The Newport International Polo series offers 18 action-packed matches every Saturday thru the end of September. Tickets go on sale on March 15th. Exact teams for each match are set to be announced soon. The finals match will take place on September 28th. 

Occurring Saturdays June 1st through September 28th