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Things to Do in Newport, RI in the Winter

Activities for Your New England Getaway

While Newport may be known for its summer activities, there are also endless things to do in Newport, RI in the winter. Visit for a scenic New England winter getaway or celebrate the season by enjoying the Newport Mansions and holiday decorations throughout the city.

Upcoming Events

Newport Winter Festival

New England's largest Winter Extravaganza returns with 10 days of non stop music, food and fun. More than 150 events during 10 days means there is an event or activity for everyone to participate in. Highlights of the festival include the Chili Cook-Off, Beach Polo, Tribute Bands, Illuminated Gardens, Annual Best Hot Drink Contest and Comedy Shows. Discount braces can be purchased for hundreds of dollars in savings for various festival activities.  

February 15th - February 24th 

Burger Bender

Over 30 burgers from our local Newport restaurants participate in this yearly "best burger" tradition. The Chanler has officially submitted a burger called "The Chanler Bing Burger". Our burger starts with three slices of thick cut bacon which is diced then mashed into premium ground beef before being perfectly seared on a pretzel bread bun. It's topped with Monterey Jack cheese, house-made BBQ sauce, onion and lettuce.

February 15th - February 24th 

Newport Mansions

The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House & Rosecliff are open daily during the winter season. Visit the iconic mansions by the sea for a trip that will transport you back in time. Each of these iconic mansions vividly showcase a period of luxury and extravagance in American history. More than 250 years of history is waiting for you to explore. Enjoy self-guided tours, audio tours and exclusive tours like Beneath The Breakers Tour or The Servant Life Tour. Arrange for a private car ride to the mansions using one of The Chanler's complimentary Buicks. 

Car Museums 

The Audrain Automobile Museum is home to more than 220 of the world's most exotic collectable cars. Located on the iconic Bellevue Avenue, within walking distance to The Chanler, the museum is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The current exhibition on display is 'Porsche Then & Now'. Joining the Audrain Automobile Museum is Newport's newest car museum. Recently opening in June of 2016, the Newport Car Museum is home to a private collection of 50 automobiles that focuses on six decades of modern industrial automotive design. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.