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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 Newport and on The Cliff Walk, Newport becomes a vibrant town by the sea. Explore all of nature's glory by taking a scenic drive along Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive. As the weather gets warmer, we recommend going for a bicycle ride in Newport. No need for renting a bicycle in Newport. The Chanler's exclusive collaboration with Tokyobikes provides a complimentary bicycle service, fully equipped with stylish helmets, bells and Nantucket baskets that can hold a picnic lunch. 

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Check out our recommendations below for our favorite things to do in Newport in the Spring when you stay at The Chanler!

Newport Restaurant Week  

A trip to Rhode Island in the Spring means savoring at least one meal (or two or three) during Newport Restaurant Week. This yearly tradition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to experience our destination's unique cuisine and our chefs’ unparalleled culinary abilities at a reasonable price. Restaurant week this year takes places from March 27th to April 7th where prix-fixe three-course lunches and dinners are offered. Our very Spiced Pear Restaurant will be participating again this year. Indulge in a decadent three-course dinner for only $35. Call 401-847-2244 to make your reservations!

March 27 – April 7

Daffodil Days Festival 

There is no town in the Untied States that celebrates the arrival of the daffodil bloom quite like Newport. Daffodillion will host its 4th annual Daffodil Days Festival this year. Throughout its history, Daffodillion has donated and helped plant over 680,000 daffodil bulbs. Newport will celebrate with a multi-day event which includes a 'daffy' dog parade, a private garden tour, wine tastings, bouquet bar, car rally, garden rally and the annual Spring Fling on our Cliff Walk Terrace at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. 

April 15 – April 23

More Mansions Open Daily and Extended Mansion Hours 

Spring in Newport means more of our iconic mansions will be opened 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 18th. Green Animals, Kingscote, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House and Chepstow open daily beginning on May 20th. Discover the glamour behind Newport's historic mansions on Bellevue Avenue this Spring. 

Newport Craft Beer Festival 

35 of the region's craft breweries are represented at the Newport Craft Beer Festival. The 6th Annual event features two days of taste-testing, live music and local flavors. The festival supports the RI Brewers Guild and the Newport Historical Society. Breweries have a storied tradition in Newport. In fact, Newport's brewing history dates back to to before the American Revolution. Support a good cause and enjoy an afternoon of unwinding and enjoyment. 200 beers will be available at this year's event. 

April 28th & April 29th 

Newport Vineyards 

Warmer, spring weather means more comfortable outings at Newport Vineyards. Discover Newport's very own vineyard which is celebrating it's 20 year anniversary. Wine & cheese classes, comedic performances and yoga are all scheduled for the Spring. Tour Newport Vineyard to learn all about it's unique climate and how that helps the vineyard produce some of the best wines on the East Coast.