We recently went on a little getaway to Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. Even with growing up in New England, I had actually never been to this adorable little town! We had so much fun and I know we will be returning next summer!
I wanted to chat through how we spent 48 hours in Newport, Rhode Island.. from where we stayed, what we ate and what we did. Oh, and what we drank because I had two of the best drinks I’ve ever had in my life while on this getaway!
WHERE TO STAY IN NEWPORT, RI
Forty 1 North – We LOVED this hotel. Anytime we have the option to stay at a local or boutique hotel, that’s what we do. We aren’t Air BnB fans and would rather not stay at a chain hotel, so this was a wonderful pick!
Forty 1 North is a waterfront hotel and marina. You can choose to have a city or water view. Inside our room was a large bar area, snacks full of treats and even a fireplace! Overall, it was super luxurious and very cozy all throughout the hotel and our room.
Our favorite part though? The outdoor bar! We spent an entire afternoon sitting on the dock, watching the boats on the ocean and sipping on the best drink I have ever tasted.
They also have a full bar inside along with a restaurant, The Grill at 41.
Our room had the cutest cozy fireplace and bar.
Our view from Forty 1 North’s outdoor bar!
This poncho and these faux leather leggings were the perfect outfit with the slight September chill in the air!
My favorite part of the whole trip! Sipping on drink with my <3 on the hotel dock.
WHAT TOEAT & DRINK IN NEWPORT, RIThe Wharf Southern Kitchen and Whiskey Bar
This was out first stop after checking into our hotel! We sat outside which had the cutest bar. I got the pulled chicken tacos and S got the pulled pork sandwich. Both were superb! They smoke all their meats. My tacos tasted like a campfire in the best way possible lol.
For drinks, we they have a huge craft cocktail list so it was really difficult to choose! They all sounded so yummy.
I got the Let There Be Blood which had ginger liquor, lime juice, ginger beer, blog orange puree and Tito’s vodka (my fave!).
S got the Bee Sting which had spicy honey, lemon, gin and bee pollen. The air was a bit chilly so the tang of spice in this drink from the honey was just what we needed.
We highly suggest the chicken tacos and pulled pork sandwich.
How fun is the outdoor bar at The Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar?!Coffee Grinder
After walking around the cute quaint town and doing some shopping, our next stop was a caffeine break!
We stopped by Coffee Grinder where I grabbed a latte and S got a green tea and we drank them on the dock seating. The service was wonderful and they had a bunch of homemade pastries and bagels!
We sat right outside of the coffee shop on the dock which had a harbor side view. So pretty!
Here is a link to S’ favorite fall jacket. Runs true to size.
This spot looks straight out of a movie!The Mooring
For dinner we made a reservation a few weeks in advance for this spot! It came highly requested by you all on my IG stories poll.
There is indoor and outdoor seating, both with ocean views as this is a harborside spot. The views were stunning with the sunset going down over the water. Very romantic!
I went phone-free so I actually don’t have any pics other than the two below we snapped before dinner, but boy was the food delicious! I don’t even remember what either of us got at this point due to the lack of phone and because we ate it so fast, but the food and drinks were both great.Stoneacre Brasserie
The next morning we made our way over The 40 Steps so found this adorable Parisian breakfast spot! It was so quaint and just look at the decor!
The food didn’t let down either. S got the salmon while I got eggs and toast. We shared a french toast that was out of this world.
WHAT TO DO IN NEWPORT, RICliff Walk
The Cliff Walk is a trail that runs 3.5 miles along the Rhode, Island coast with the most stunning water views of the coastline and historical mansions. 40 Steps
The Forty Steps are a popular spot along the Cliff Walk.
In the 1800’s a man, David Priestly Hall, crafted them for his children so they could reach the beach from his property. In 184, he gifted them to he city of Newport and now they are a destination location.
Newport’s iconic Forty Steps.
Newport’s Cliff Walk views are so stunning!Shops
There are a bunch of cute little shops to hop into near the Coffee Grinder coffee shop and in the downtown area.
My favorite was Shore Soap where I grabbed some candles and soaps!Historical Mansions
Whether just walking by via the Cliff Walk or taking an indoor tour, there are many preserved historical mansions like The Breakers and The Elms.
Have you visited Newport, Rhode Island? We can’t wait to visit again. It was such a gorgeous town! Leave ay recommendations below. Xo MindySHOP THE POST