You’ll hear many seasoned travelers suggest coming to Newport in the off season, but what’s there to do this time of year? Lots! Read on for some places to visit, and things to do that we are thankful for this month. So let’s go…we are thankful for..
The best food!
Newport Restaurant Week – November 2nd – 11th, 2018
Looking for the best places to eat in town? Try the 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50. Amazing. See all the participants. Yum.
The holiday spirit and mansions!
Newport’s Decorated Mansions: If you can believe it, the end of the month begins the holiday season! From November 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019 there’s no better way to celebrate in Newport than a trip to the Preservation Society Mansions dressed with spectacular and inspiring decorations head to toe. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, the “three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America,” are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. You need to feast your eyes on this. For more information, click here.
The harbor full of amazing boats!
You love the beautiful Newport Harbor. Now imagine it all decorated in the most wonderful spectacular lights. So festive, here is all the information and the must see categories everyone competes for.
The Light of the Lighthouse is not to be missed! On Saturday, November 24th at 5:30 PM the historic lighthouse is lit up, complete with carolers, spiked cider, live music at the resort’s Regent Cocktail Club with an amazing and undisturbed views of the fames Newport Bridge. Bring the whole entire family for a great night. More info!
The local art!
Annual Little Picture show from November 3, 2018 – December 31, 2018 showcases a reminder that is art is a gift that keeps on giving. The exhibition opens Saturday Nov. 3rd from 5-7 pm and is a described as a “a fun-filled evening meeting friends and enjoying wonderful art by local artists. There are small artistic treasures in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, welded metal sculptures, stoneware and other media to be found here at the gallery for the next two months as we enter into the holiday gift giving season.” Find your holiday gifts here!
Your start to the holiday season would not be complete without seeing the The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. It’s tradition to watch the young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, battles with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. The first act of this unique performance is an experiential journey as guests are guided from room to room of the historic mansion. Get your tickets here!
We couldn’t leave out…you the guests!
From Angela: In the spirit of Thanksgiving I am reminded how grateful I am for the many guests turned friends I have made along the inn-keeping path. Simply stated, you are the reason I am still here!
We are excited to continue with improvements in 2019. Our new website is the beginning of many projects we are working on in the coming months. Stay tuned! Thanks for visiting us in Newport, we just wouldn’t be the same without you.
AND one other thing. We are thankful for our new website. FINALLY. Check it out here: http://www.admiralfitzroy.com/ and maybe check out a package or make a reservation while you are there!
As you can see there is tons to be thankful for in Newport to make it a November to remember. What is YOUR favorite thing to do in Newport close to Thanksgiving or the holiday season? Leave what you’re most thankful for about Newport in the comments!