48 Hours in Newport, Rhode Island
48 Hours in Newport, Rhode Island
...with Newport Hospitality, Inc., a DMC Network Company
Newport Hospitality Inc.
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Welcome to Rhode Island’s little 'City by the Sea!' Newport has drawn visitors internationally for decades thanks to its colorfully cultural, historical, and scenic landscapes. Guests to the area enjoy the coastal charm, Gilded Age elegance, a community of culinary experts, not to mention sailing and unique-to-Newport tours and outings, all centrally located along the coast. Known as 'the sailing capital of the world', Newport offers group activities amidst a breathtaking backdrop suited for a truly first-class experience.
A private hospitality suite offered to guests, complete with a full service, top-shelf bar, local sweet and savory snacks.
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Schooner Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Whether you are in Newport for the first time or a frequent visitor, sailing through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard one of the Schooners is always a memorable experience. Specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely through local waters, Newport’s schooners maintain 19th-century style with 21st-century comfort and convenience.
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Cocktail Reception at a Dockside Venue
After docking, guests will make their way to the cocktail reception where they will be greeted with a signature cocktail.
7:00pm – 10:00pm: Old Fashioned Clam and Lobster Bake*
The Old Fashioned Lobster Bake, a long-standing New England Tradition, passed down through generations, along with its history. Once the food is steamed over hot rocks, the Bake Master will invite guests around the baking pit to reveal the authentic New England cuisine.
* limited venues allow this 'bake' option
9:00am – 12:00pm: Scenic Narrated Tour with Tour of Rough Point Mansion (Doris Duke’s Estate)
Following breakfast, a trolley will transfer guests to Rough Point for a private guided tour, followed by a scenic tour of Newport.
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch
The tour will conclude at a private venue, where lunch is served on the terrace overlooking Easton’s Beach and the famed Cliff Walk or while enjoying the beauty of Narragansett Bay.
2:00pm – 5:00pm: 12-Meter Sailing Regatta
Newport is the Sailing Capital of the World and nothing says Newport more than sailing aboard a classic, America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht. A private sailing regatta offers competitive team building and hands-on action and is often the highlight of guests' visit to Newport!
5:00pm – 6:45pm: Rest & Get Ready for Dinner
7:00pm – 11:00pm: Cocktails and Dinner
Cocktails and Dinner at Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux Property Situated on a forty-acre peninsula at the west end of Newport’s renowned Ocean Drive, Castle Hill Inn offers a million-dollar view from the tented Chalet & Terrace.
9:00am – 3:00pm: Golf Outing and Lunch OR Scenic & Historic Walking Tour with Lunch Downtown
Golf Outing and Lunch
At the number one rated golf course in Rhode Island, Newport National Golf Club, guests will be challenged as they golf 18 holes on greens reminiscent of Ireland’s finest links, designed by the legendary Arthur Mills.
Scenic & Historic Walking Tour with Lunch Downtown
Experienced guides provide custom tours for your group based on their interests and location in town. Guests may also enjoy a wine and cheese pairing or refreshment stop during the tour.
3:00pm – 6:30pm: Free Time
7:00pm – 11:00pm: Awards Reception & Dinner at Rosecliff Mansion
Transport your guests to the Gilded Age and the grand set of the original Great Gatsby Film to throw an event-high society style. Cocktails will be enjoyed on the Terrace overlooking the sprawling lawn and the Atlantic Ocean and an elegant dinner will be served in the ballroom.
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