Things To Do In Newport East

$48 for a Two-Hour Seal and Lighthouse Tour for Two at Jamestown Newport Ferry ($80 Value)

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Jamestown

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown’s four area lighthouses—including one tour on land— while scouring the area for seals

$80 $48

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Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

$36 $18

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45-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Guitar Instruction with John Monllos (45% Off)

Guitar Instruction With John Monllos

Newport

Instructor teaches all levels of guitar; with 30 years experience, instructor will teach you the right way

$73 $40

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Fortress of Nightmares for Two or Four (50% Off)

Fortress of Nightmares

Newport

Theatrical lighting, eerie sound effects, and fog machines shroud visitors in terror as they meander through Fort Adams’s tunnels

$30 $15

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Blues Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at Newport Yachting Center on August 31 at 4 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Blues Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Newport Yachting Center

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Enjoy blues on the waterfront with performances by The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Roomful of Blues, and James Montgomery

$28.95 $20

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Olde Town Ghost Walk Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of Newport (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of Newport

Newport

Guests walk by lantern light through one of the nation’s oldest colonial districts, home to haunted 17th-century buildings and cemeteries

$40 $20

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$15 for Two Tickets to Newport Storm Luau from Coastal Extreme Brewing on August 16 (Up to $40 Value)

Coastal Extreme Brewing

Fort Adams State Park

Annual Polynesian-themed summer party with live music, dancing, and craft beer benefits historic Fort Adams

$40 $15

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The Big Toast, a Great Gatsby-themed benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ocean State, blends the decadence of the roaring 20s with the philanthropic spirit of the modern age. Partygoers are invited to dress in flapper dresses and fedoras (or business casual). They can also sample their fill of fine wines, craft beers, and quality liquors, celebrating just like the Prohibition-Era speakeasy dwellers did.

The evening's entertainment takes place at the Linden Place Museum. Throughout its storied history, the well-maintained mansion has entertained four presidents, generations of socialites, and famous performers such as Ethel Barrymore Colt. Appropriately enough, it even served as a set for the 1974 film adaptation of the The Great Gatsby.

657 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
US

The Preservation Society of Newport County protects and showcases Newport's one-of-a-kind architectural heritage. During tours of Newport's museum-houses, visitors get a glimpse into three centuries of American history, from the French Baroque styling of Rosecliff, high-Victorian splendor and fancy French name of Chateau-sur-mer. Tourists can trace the steps of some of America's most wealthy families as they explore latter-day castles such as Cornelius Vanderbilt II's The Breakers or the Isaac Bell House. Special events give guests a hands-on insight to the everyday people that worked in New England's most famous mansions, while annual occasions such as the Newport Flower show celebrate the treasured traditions and landscapes of Newport each year.

367 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
US

The Preservation Society of Newport County protects and showcases Newport's one-of-a-kind architectural heritage. During tours of Newport's museum-houses, visitors get a glimpse into three centuries of American history, from the French Baroque styling of Rosecliff, high-Victorian splendor and fancy French name of Chateau-sur-mer. Tourists can trace the steps of some of America's most wealthy families as they explore latter-day castles such as Cornelius Vanderbilt II's The Breakers or the Isaac Bell House. Special events give guests a hands-on insight to the everyday people that worked in New England's most famous mansions, while annual occasions such as the Newport Flower show celebrate the treasured traditions and landscapes of Newport each year.

424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
US

Every Friday, the Firehouse Theater hosts a merry evening of witty improvisational comedy, performed by Newport’s The Bit Players. Watch the zany troupe as they drolly play off the suggestions of the audience and make off-the-cuff remarks in a series of short-form skits. Firehouse Theater is BYOB, so show-goers are obliged to bring beer, wine or a cask of aromatherapy bathtub gin. For teetotalers, free hot teas, cocoa, and cookies accompany every performance, helping audience members feel welcome, cozy, and primed for incessant giggling in the 49-seat theater.

4 Equality Park W
Newport,
RI
US

No one knows exactly where he came from—perhaps a sailor taking shore leave, or maybe a wayfarer exploring the colonies—but locals think they know what he's waiting for. In the 1720s, two travelers checked into The White Horse Tavern—still functioning today since 1673. One murdered the other, fleeing into the night, never to be heard from again. Ever since, visitors have seen the ghost of the slain traveler, saying that he appears to be waiting the day for his companion returns and he may take his revenge.

This is just one of the tales shared by the guides of Ghost Tours of Newport. Cloaked in flowing black dresses, billowy capes, and top hats, they lead each tour by lantern light through Newport's historic colonial district, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States with buildings dating back to the late 1600s. Leading guests down easily overlooked alleyways still defaced by H.P. Lovecraft's tagging phase, the guides arrive at haunted locations, such as a wrought-iron-gated colonial cemetery neighboring a church constructed in 1726. The stories behind some sightings and locations even intersect with historical figures, such as George Washington and Lizzy Borden. Guides encourage picture taking and receive submissions each week of possible spectral figures caught during a tour, which they post to Ghost Tours of Newport's Facebook albums. These images range from the impression of faces in windows to orbs, believed to represent a spirit with a fondness for bowling.

25 America's Cup Ave
Newport,
RI
US

When asked what inspired her to open Genie's Hookah Lounge, Farahnaz Shobeiri recalls the parties her grandfather used to host in Iran. “Whenever he had parties, he had hookah. People came to talk about family and politics and also to just enjoy themselves.” Now directing her own festive space, Shobeiri hopes to not only foster a similarly laid-back, convivial atmosphere but also to share her Persian heritage with others.

On Friday and Saturday, belly dancers sway to the sounds of Middle Eastern music, and tarot-card readers divine fortunes amid thick persian rugs and plush couches heaped with pillows and tinier, plusher couches. Friends can pass around handmade Egyptian hookahs filled with coconut-shell coals and dozens of different flavors, including tobacco-free herbal molasses. The lounge also boasts a high-end air-filtration system, which means that the smell of smoke or wandering cologne salesmen never overpowers the aromas of spiced meats and fresh bread from the kitchen.

Though Genie's Hookah Lounge doesn’t serve alcohol, people are welcome to bring their own wine and beer, and servers pour pure pomegranate juice and herbal teas directly into mouths via a funnel. Shobeiri hopes that the atmosphere encourages people to relax and linger over their meals. “We do everything from the heart here,” she says. "Everyone comes here to be happy.”

94 William St
Newport,
RI
US