No plans for Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got you covered. Kick-off the summer with a day trip to Newport over the upcoming long weekend.

Coffee and a View at Coffee Grinder

Start your day off right with a fresh cup of coffee and a coastal view. Located at the end of Bannister’s Wharf, Coffee Grinder overlooks the historic Newport Harbor. Locally grown by a small-batch roaster in Massachusetts and hand-brewed using an Italian espresso machine, their coffee is carefully crafted and high-quality.


Grab Lunch at Newport’s Famous Corner Café

Hungry from all that shopping downtown? Hop on over to the Corner Café for a tasty, gourmet breakfast or lunch at a reasonable price. Nestled in the heart of Newport’s Broadway District, the Corner Cafe carries a creative and diverse menu—there is truly something for everyone! Find out what keeps locals and tourists coming back for more and give this beloved spot a visit.


Pay Your Respects at the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

If you are looking to visit Newport on Memorial Day weekend, make sure to stop by Fort Adams State Park and check out the Boots on the Ground For Heroes Memorial display. Since 2016, each year on Memorial Day weekend, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) puts on a stunning display of over 7,000 military boots embellished with name cards and flags honoring the American soldiers that lost their lives in the Global War on Terror. The boots will be on display from 8:00 am on the 28th to 6:00 pm on Memorial Day, the 31st.


Enjoy a Delicious Seafood Dinner at The Mooring

Located on Newport’s picturesque waterfront, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar offers an unmatched dining experience with a range of ‘top-of-the-catch’ New-England style seafood dishes. Whether you are craving oysters or a lobster roll, The Mooring is the perfect way to end your day in Newport.

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