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Your Summer in Newport Itinerary

The Best Things to Do This Season

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 the 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 the during summer in Newport when you stay at The Chanler!

Beaches in Newport

Spend the day at any of Newport's iconic beaches. 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 season. 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. Knowledgeable 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 14 – 17th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Newport International Polo Match

Get the full Newport, RI summer experience by attending one of the Newport Polo matches. Entering their 26th 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 (featuring matches with Peru, France, Italy and Ireland), families, groups and friends alike can enjoy this unique sporting experience during their visit to The Chanler.

This season, The Chanler and Newport Polo have developed an exclusive partnership. All guests visiting The Chanler during summer weekends will receive two tickets to a Newport polo match during their stay. The event venue is located only 15 minutes away from our 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

Occurring Saturdays from June 3rd - September 30th

Newport Flower Show 

Set at the iconic Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, the annual event will pay homage to inspirations from France. Discover the place that has inspired generations of artists and gardeners. This year's event will feature special guests Jeff Leatham, Iris Apfel and Dr. Eric T. Haskell. Enjoy colorful floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, champagne and jazz brunch, lectures and demonstrations, and children's activities. 

June 23rd - June 25th

Tennis Hall of Fame Open 

Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which have hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe. Join the top ATP World Tour pros as they compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open. Newport is the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. 

July 16th - July 23rd

Newport Folk Festival 

Make a trip to the historic Fort Adams which will host both the Folk Festival and Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded back in 1959 by George Wein. Tickets to this must-see event are currently sold-out on the festival's official website. This year's festival will feature acts such as Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, John Prine, Angel Olsen, Drive-By Truckers, and more. Celebrate this Newport tradition with food, beer, wine and cider for all.

July 28th - July 30th 

Newport Jazz Festival 

The 63rd Annual Newport Jazz Festival takes place August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017 in Newport. This year's festival features Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Macco Parker, Snarky Puppy, The Roots, Audra Day, and other talented musicians. The festival's ceremonial Friday evening concert will occur at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Help preserve the grand history of jazz by celebrating the genre this August.

August 4th - August 6th