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Our Newport

We just love Newport and for only 8 square miles of land (22 coastline miles) and a population of 26,000, there’s WAY too much to do …including history, nature, restaurants, shopping, FUN!

Our Favorites

…and don’t mind sharing some of our favorite things – you may notice it’s mostly FOOD!  Everybody asks for a recommendation, so be sure to give us your feedback. And check out DiscoverNewport.org and WhatsUpNewp.com for all kinds of info

Food!!

3 Bowls of food on table | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Tied for most favorite:

Best clam chowder!!!

Yummy Italian:

Seafood:

All around good:

Quick bite or picnic lunch:

  • International Pocket Cafe – 52 E Main Rd, Middletown, 847-8900
  • Handy Lunch – 462 Thames, 847-9480
  • Ben’s Chili dogs – 158 Broadway, 846-8206
  • Easton’s Beach Snack Bar – 175 Memorial Blvd, 855-1910,
    www.EastonsBeach.com
  • Sig’s Place – 1115 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 847-3500, www.sigsplacedeli.com
  • Flat Waves – 1130 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 847-9283, www.flat-waves.com
  • Coffee Grinder – 33 Banister’s Wharf, 847-9307, www.coffeegrindernewport.com

Pub Food & Drink:

Delivery:

Desserts:

Things To-do

31 Coddington Wharf, Unit#7, Newport | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Work Out

Beach Near Admiral Sims' Suite | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island
  • YMCA – 792 Valley Rd, 847-9200, www.newportymca.org
  • Elevate Fitness – 935-6219, www.elevatefitnpt.com
  • Newport Power Yoga – 112 William St, 619-4540,  www.newportpoweryoga.com
  • Favorite Running Route – Best in early morning;  left to Memorial, left and across to the Cliff Walk then South to Narragansett, right to Bellevue, right to Kay, right to Rhode Island Ave
  • Bike Newport – maps & more!  437 Broadway, 619-4900,  www.BikeNewportRI.com
  • Massage Therapy – Kate at 595-2675

Kids’ Corner

We all know Newport is a wonderful destination for adults…but there’s also great adventure for kids.  Although Admiral Sims’ House Bed & Breakfast specializes in quiet getaways for couples, we also welcome families.  Here’s some ideas for fun with kids!

Tours are fascinating!

Kid wearing green hat | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Get outside…

Beach Near Admiral Sims' Suite | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Go inside and eat, too…

Kid wearing polka dots dress | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Arcade Games & Carousel

Beaches, Scuba & Surfing

Beach Near Admiral Sims' Suite | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Boats

Yacht/Boat | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Bikes

Bikes | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island

Bird Watching

Owl Flying | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Farms & Farmer’s Market

Women Buying on the Market | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Fishing

Men Fishing | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Fitness

Men and Women Exercising | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Ghost & Pirates

Newport Cemetary | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Golf

Newport Golf Field | Admiral Sims House Bed & Breakfast, Newport RI

Hike

Newport Cliff Walk Sign | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Lighthouses

Lighthouse | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island

Mansions

Mansion | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island
  • Breakers Mansion
    44 Ochre Point Ave
    www.newportmansions.org
    (15,000 light bulbs, 5,000 ornanments, 2,000 poinsettia plants, 18 Christmas trees are used to decorate Breakers, Elms, and Marble House during the holidays!)
  • Rough Point Estate
    680 Bellevue Ave
    www.NewportRestoration.org
  • Preservation Society
    Chateau-sur-Mer
    Chepstow
    The Elms
    Green Animals Topiary Garden
    Hunter House
    Isaac Bell House
    Kingscote
    Marble House
    Rosecliff
    www.NewportMansions.org

Massage & Spa

SpaVana Spa | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Movies, Theater & Comedy

Theater | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island

Museums

Newport Museum | Admiral Sims House Bed & Breakfast, Newport RI

Music

Men playing guitar | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Parks

Brenton Point State Park Sign | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Polo

Mens playing polo | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island
  • Newport Polo
    (Newport hosted first international polo match in US in 1886)
    Glen Farm, Portsmouth
    www.nptpolo.com

Shopping

Armory Antique Marketplace | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Trees

Garden with water | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island
  • The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb Everyone knows Newport is full of history, but even the trees have an amazing story.  Originally, Aquidneck Island was covered with native species of trees.  Then two events over time cleared the island’s forests.  Beginning in 1638, the new colony was being settled and trees were needed to build houses, burn for heat, and cleared for farmland.  Then the British occupation from 1776-1779 used literally all wood (houses, fences, everything) for firewood during harsh winters.
    Naturally, Newport’s unique location and weather brought visitors and eventually America’s new, spectacularly rich summer residents.  Their summer homes and “cottages” needed landscaping so Newport trees began to grow in importance so that even Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr in 1913 reported that Newport’s tree canopy would quickly become an inseparable part of its storied charm.  The gilded age need for landscape architecture coincided with the age of enlightenment when exploratory voyages allowed naturalists to travel the globe for exotic flora.  So the gardens of the estate owners flourished which created a big demand for local gardeners.  In the process of caring for the estate owners’ gardens, the local gardeners brought seedlings and cuttings back to their own houses so that even modest homes displayed fantastic European Beeches and other specimen trees.  
    Newport locals and visitors alike have been appreciating the urban forest provided by our predecessors, but have not purposefully maintained and consistently replanted.  The town is beginning to see rapid decline in the numbers of Beeches and other specimen trees and has responded through treatment, restoration, and replanting programs.
  • Newport Tree Society – Newport Arboretum
    Go for a tour of Newport’s amazing trees!!
    http://NewportArboretum.org/home
  • The Blue Garden
    Beacon Hill Rd
    http://thebluegarden.org
  • Newport Tree Walks
    Colonial Tree Walk – Victorian Tree Walk – Gilded Age Tree Walk
    Don’t miss this amazing tour!
    http://newportarboretum.org/home/programs/newport-tree-walks

Tours

Women in front of car | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Wine & Beer

Grapes Farm | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island

Weddings & Proposals

Glen Manor house | Admiral Sims House Bed & Breakfast, Newport RI
  • Glen Manor House
    (amazing 1923 French Chateau home on the Sakonnet River)
    The Glen, Portsmouth
    www.GlenManorHouse.com
  • Eisenhower House
    1 Lincoln Dr, Fort Adams
    www.EisenhowerHouse.com
  • Proposal Tree
    Newport lore states the success rate of “proposal tree” is high!
    Cliff Walk just off Ruggles Ave