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.
Black Ships Festival
Commemorating the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Commodore Perry negotiated the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854 which ended Japanese isolationism. As a result, this festival celebrates the continued budding relationship between the citizens of Rhode Island and Japan. Events include a formal Gala, Japanese Arts & Crafts such as Origami and Ikebana; Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
July 13th - July 16th
The 26th season of the Newport International Polo Series begins on Saturday, June 3rd at 5:00 pm. Peru will make its debut in a match versus the United States. Other notable games throughout the season include Newport vs. Boston, USA vs. Ireland, Newport vs. New York and many more.
Saturdays, June 3rd through September 30th
Newport Folk festival
Fort Adams State Park hosts the 58th Annual Folk Festival. It was originally founded in 1959 by George Wein. This year's event will feature musical acts like Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, John Prine, Angel Olson, Drive-By Truckers and many more. This year's festival features Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Macco Parker, Snarky Puppy, The Roots, Audra Day & more. The festival's ceremonial Friday evening concert will occur at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Help preserve the grand history of jazz by celebrating the genre this August.
July 28th - July 30th
Newport Jazz Festival
The 63rd Annual Jazz Festival returns to Fort Adams State Park this August. This year's festival features Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Macco Parker, Snarky Puppy, The Roots, Audra Day & more. The festival's ceremonial Friday evening concert will occur at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.
August 4th - August 6th
"The Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.
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.
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. Located in all of the areas as the boutique shopping, 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.