Newport, RI B&B Near things to do
Explore Our charming seaside town
With numerous beaches, mansions, boutiques, and restaurants, you'll find something new to explore every time you visit Newport, RI. La Farge Perry House B&B is near many things to do. We have curated a seasonal guide for all of our guests to enjoy things to do during Spring in Newport.
2018 Newport Polo Season
The 2018 Polo season will features matches between USA vs Scotland, USA vs Italy, USA vs Ireland, Newport vs Boston, Newport vs Palm Beach and Newport vs New York. The first polo match, USA vs. Poland is on June 2nd at 5:00 pm.
2018 Season begins on June 2nd
Newport Flower Show
Celebrate the Gilded Age Cottage at this year's Newport Flower Show. Highlights include an opening night cocktail party with Martha Stewart, a champagne jazz brunch, garden displays, afternoon tea, moonlight movie and exciting lectures & demonstrations.
June 22nd - June 24th
The city of newport Black ships Festival
The annual festival commemorates the achievements of Commodore Matthew Perry (whom we named one of our guest rooms after). He helped negotiate the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854 which ended Japanese isolationism. Highlights of this historic festival include the wreath-laying ceremony in Touro Park, an arts & cultural festival in the park and a Sunset Soiree at Easton's Beach.
July 12th - July 15th
Newport Art Museum Artists' Gala
This annual event features a night of art, fashion, dining and dancing in support of the Museum's arts programming, collections and historic buildings.
July 20th at 6:30 pm
Marvel at the works of various artists painting at select historical and cultural locations throughout Newport.
August 9th - August 12th
summer music festivals
Classical Music Festival
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary season this July at various locations in Newport, including the famous, historic mansions. Guests can expect sixty classical concerts featuring unique chamber music, programs, American debuts, world-class artists and special events.
July 4th - July 22nd
Newport Folk Festival
The popular music festival returns to historic Fort Adams. The festival has served as a hub for the Civil Rights Movement, the revivals of Gospel, Cajun & Blues music and Bob Dylan's famous switch to electric guitar in 1965. Tickets are now on sale.
July 27th - July 29th
Includes concerts, films and educational programs presented by local promoters and vendors around Newport. Why not make it a week-long vacation to Newport? It serves as the perfect bridge between the iconic Folk and Jazz Festivals.
July 30th - August 2nd
Newport Jazz Festival
Started in 1954, the first jazz festival in the United States has served as the stage for legendary performances throughout history by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and many more. Thousands of people from around the world gather at The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams to celebrate each year. Tickets are now on sale.
August 3rd - August 5th
"The Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue. La Farge Perry House is an inn near the Newport Mansions.
Over 20 exquisite mansions are maintained by The Preservation Society of Newport and the Newport Restoration Foundation. With daily tours, you can experience the interesting and colorful lives of some of the wealthiest US families from the early 20th century.
Tickets are available at each mansion. Some mansions are open seasonally, while others are open year round. Tour schedules vary by season.
arts & History
La Farge Perry House's unique location places it at the center of attractions in Newport. Our home is within walking distance to many of Newport's cultural institutions. Be close to all of the action when you stay at our bed and breakfast in downtown Newport.
The library was established before the United States became a country. It is the country's oldest lending library and first lending library building.
Newport Art Museum
The mission of the Newport Art Museum is to inspire passions for the arts in diverse audiences. The museum was founded in 1912 and has become one of only 6% of American museums to become fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Jane Pickens Theater
Located in Washington Square in Newport, the Jane Pickens Theater is a world-class art house cinema. It is housed in a historic building built in 1834 as a church and has been showing films since the silent film era.
Newport historical society
Newport has a storied history that has many unique stories to tell. Thanks to the Newport Historical Society's preservation efforts, our town's history can be shared with visitors for many years to come. Discover Newport's historical past with seasonal walking tours coordinated by the Newport Historical Society.
Oliver hazard perry tall ship
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. It is also the first ocean-going, fully-rigged ship to be built in the United States in over 100 years. We feel a special connection to the ship because of our own person connection to Oliver Perry. Fully embrace the story of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
The first synagogue in the United States was built in Newport, RI. This was no accident as Newport was a safe haven for those who fled religious persecution elsewhere. The synagogue remains an active place of worship and hosts thousands of visitors each year.
There are several soft-sand beaches to choose from in Newport. Each beach also has parking available. During the summer, beach parking ranges from $10-$20.
Easton's Beach (1st Beach)
Approximately 1 mile away, Easton's Beach is the closest beach to La Farge Perry House. Featuring surfing, seasonal lifeguards, a carousel, an aquarium, snack bar, and lobster rolls, many visitors to Newport enjoy the long stretch of ocean and white sand. Guests of La Farge Perry House may park complimentary at our sister property, The Chanler, which is adjacent to Easton's Beach.
Sachuest Beach (2nd Beach)
Just as popular as Easton's Beach, this quieter beach has a concession stand, several surfers, and usually a Del's Lemonade truck at the Western end of the beach. It is approximately 3 miles from La Farge Perry House.
The quietest of the three beaches, 3rd Beach is set back in a cove, creating calmer water and subtle ocean breezes. It is best to plan on bringing snacks, as there are no snack bars available at this beach. It is approximately 4 miles from the inn.
Just before the start of the mansions are several boutiques and gourmet shops selling fine linens, cheese and wine, tailored and trendy clothing, homewares, and fine jewelry. The Tennis Hall of Fame is also on Bellevue Avenue and sells tennis & sportswear. The start of the Bellevue Avenue shops is just around the corner from La Farge Perry House.
This cobblestone street running along the Newport Harbor is often viewed as the center of Newport. It runs 1.5 miles long and is sprinkled with unique gift shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The start of Thames Street is about a 7 minute walk from La Farge Perry House.
Bowen's Wharf & Bannister's Wharf
These two wharfs are side by side, and offer boutique shopping at its finest. Tailored clothing, skincare, nautical gifts, jewelry, and art galleries are mixed in with a variety of restaurants to stop and have lunch.
Parallel to Thames Street, and two blocks east is the quieter Spring Street. If you are looking for antiques, this is the street to shop on, along with the small side streets running from Spring Street to Thames Street.
There are so many restaurants and styles of cuisine to choose from in Newport. Many are within walking distance of the inn. Your innkeeper is happy to make recommendations & reservations for you based on your interests. It is recommended to have restaurant reservations prepared prior to your arrival during the summer season.
Spiced Pear Restaurant
Fine dining in perfect harmony with the seasons, ocean front views, and New England cuisine with french influences, The Spiced Pear is an event in itself. Located at our sister property, The Chanler, this Forbes 4 Star restaurant is about 1 mile from the inn. Complimentary valet parking is available.
One of the top attractions in Newport, this 3.5 mile walk runs along the Atlantic Ocean and behind the gilded age mansions. Most of the Cliff Walk is paved, with some parts being rocky but walkable. There are several access points to enter and exit the walk. It begins at Easton's Beach and The Chanler, where guests of La Farge Perry House may park complimentary to walk it. You may want to walk a portion of it, and exit near The Breakers mansion to take a mansion tour. Morning walks on the Cliff Walk can be the most beautiful and peaceful, as the sun rises over this portion of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ocean Drive is exactly as it sounds... a breathtaking drive along the ocean in Newport. With newer mansions that are private homes on one side of the street, and the ocean on the other, it is not to be missed. For those who like some exercise, consider renting a bike and ride along this breezy, relatively flat drive.
La Farge Perry House is located within close proximity to two popular Rhode Island vineyards and wineries.
Located along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, five miles from the heart of downtown Newport. It was originally a farm that has stayed in the same family since 1863. Greenvale Vineyards is open year-around for vineyard tours and wine tastings.
Located only 12 minutes from La Farge Perry House. It was originally planted in 1977 overlooking the Rhode Island Sound. The vineyard has recently grown to 60 acres. With Vineyard Cafe and Brix Restaurant located directly on-site, this vineyard is perfect to visit for hours.
For an exquisite view of Newport and the surrounding area, sailing tours offer a glimpse into Newport's 53 years as host of America's Cup and nickname "Sailing Capital of the World".
Several options are available for public and private sails, throughout the day and at sunset. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time to secure your seat and desired time.
Sailing through the Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay where the Newport Bridge is, and along Ocean Drive, Sight Sailing offers daily public scheduled sailing cruises. Tickets start at $30 per adult and $25 per child for a two hour sail. Boats depart from Bowen's Wharf.
America's Cup Charters
For the ultimate sailing experience, America's Cup Charters provides beautifully restored America's Cup yachts for private groups and families with a personal crew. They also offer ticketed, two hour sails starting at $75 per adult and $40 per child. Boats depart from the marina at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, located at 49 America's Cup Avenue.
Ten Speed Spokes
Also offering bicycle rentals with helmets, locks, and bicycling maps, Ten Speed Spokes is approximately a 15 minute walk from the inn. Rentals are first come, first served and start at $7 per hour.
Approximately a 6 minute walk from the inn, Newport Bicycle offers bike rentals starting at $7 per hour, and include a lock, helmet, and Newport bicycling map. Rentals and are available first come, first served.
INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
Open year round and located only within a 10 minute walk from La Farge Perry House, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum honors numerous Tennis legends while also displaying a truly one-of-a-kind collection of Tennis memorabilia. Walk the grounds where you will find luscious green courts that play host to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships every summer.
Audrain Automobile Museum
Comprised of over 160 of the rarest and most remarkable vehicles in history, the Audrain Automobile Museum makes for the perfect afternoon trip while in Newport. Located on the same block as the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the museum is easily accessible from La Farge Perry House. With a fresh selection of cars displayed according to the changing themes of the museum, guests are left with never having the same experience.