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 Autumn in Newport. 


Upcoming eventS

FALL FOLIAGE

Witness Rhode Island’s unrivaled Fall beauty. It is reflected in our awe-inspiring autumn scenery, as leaves begin to transform into various shades of red, yellow, and orang all throughout Newport. Take a short, scenic drive outside of town and stop by must-see foliage spots, including Colt State Park and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Throughout the Fall season

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Every year at this time, The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House open their doors to offer the public an especially glittering glimpse of the luxurious life for which they’re known. From thousands of poinsettias and 28 themed Christmas trees to candlelight windows and period-set holiday tables, Christmastime at the Newport Mansions is the season personified. Highlights include a 15-foot tall poinsettia tree and impressive model train set at The Breakers; a ballroom-turned-Gilded Age streetscape at The Elms; and a mantelpiece-decorating competition at Marble House.

November 18th- January 1st

Thanksgiving buffet at the spiced pear

Indulge in a Thanksgiving feast reminiscent of Newport's extravagant past at our sister property, The Chanler at Cliff Walk's fine dining restaurant, The Spiced Pear.  The cost is $85 per person and $40 for children 12 and under.  

November 23rd 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Illuminated Boat parade

Newport's waterfront hosts this annual tradition to kick off the holiday season. The boats are decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The judges will choose the winner at the Newport Yacht Club. 

November 24th at 6:15 pm

Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Island Moving Company presents the 16th season of the Newport Nutcracker. This performance takes guests on an experiential journey as they are guided from room to room of the historic mansion. For the second act, guests are seated at tables in the Ballroom. Only a few seats remain for this special performance. 

November 24th - November 26th & November 28th - December 1st

Holiday Stroll

The Newport Holiday Stroll is returning for it's 2nd year. Live entertainment includes busking, caroling, ice skating downtown, dozens of local restaurants serving up apple cider and pumpkin spiced lattes and boutique holiday shopping. In store specials include refreshments and free gift wrapping. 

December 1st - December 3rd & December 8th - December 10th 

The Mansions

The elms, photo: Gavin Ashworth

The elms, photo: Gavin Ashworth

Isaac bell house, photo: discover newport 

Isaac bell house, photo: discover newport 

"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

Redwood library, photo: discover newport

Redwood library, photo: discover newport

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. 

Redwood Library 

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. 

touro Synagogue 

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. 


The Beaches

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)

EASTON beach, photo: Discover Newport

EASTON beach, photo: Discover Newport

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.

3rd Beach

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.


Shopping

Bowen's wharf

Bowen's wharf

Bellevue Avenue

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.

Thames Street

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. 

Bannisters wharf

Bannisters wharf

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.

Spring Street

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. 


Dining

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. 

Spiced pear

Spiced pear


Cliff Walk

the cliff walk, photo:  discover newport

the cliff walk, photo:  discover newport

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

Ocean drive 

Ocean drive 

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.


VINEYARDS

La Farge Perry House is located within close proximity to two popular Rhode Island vineyards and wineries. 

Greenvale Vineyards

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.  

Newport Vineyards

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. 

Newport vineyards

Newport vineyards


Sailing

sailing, photo:  billy black & discover newport

sailing, photo:  billy black & discover newport

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.

 

Sight Sailing

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.


Bike Rentals

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.

Newport Bicycle

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.


INDOOR ATTRACTIONS

Tennis HAll of fame, photo: discover newport

Tennis HAll of fame, photo: discover newport

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, photo: discover newport 

AUDRAIN automobile museum, photo: discover newport 

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.