Things To Do In Portsmouth


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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.
380 Corys Lane
Portsmouth,
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LaserPerformance's flagship retail store. We specialize in small racing and recreational dinghies, including all the hardware, accesories and softgoods you'll ever need.
200 High Point Avenue
Portsmouth,
RI
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Now in its 20th season, the Newport International Polo Series draws top teams from around the world to compete in Olympic-caliber matches. The opening round of the New England Challenge, to be hosted on the historic Glen Farm polo grounds in Portsmouth, pits Newport against regional rivals in a test of riding skill, ball-maneuvering dexterity, and saddle-bedazzling artistry. The thunder of hooves and the thwack of mallets fuel the adrenaline-pumping excitement, and the sight of dapper players astride their well-groomed mounts lends each earth-churning play a sense of gentlemanly ferocity. A trophy presentation follows the two-hour match, as well as the awarding of a weekly door prize for the fan dubbed most Seabiscuit-like.
715 East Main Road
Portsmouth,
RI
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Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Beach House, a savory spot for American cuisine. When you're ready to pig out, Beach House is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Beach House is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the restaurant provides more than enough room to twist the night away. Between the music and the crowds, Beach House's noise levels can be intense. Through their catering service, Beach House can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Drive to lunch or dinner at Beach House and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Beach House. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
506 Park Ave
Portsmouth,
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The Coastal Wine Trail draws together a variety of coastal producers, whose vines speckle hillsides along the southern coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: Truro Vineyards, Travessia Winery, Coastal Vineyards, Running Brook Winery, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Langworthy Farm Winery, and Stonington Vineyards. A passport grants visitors passage for 2 to 10 wineries, where they may learn about and perhaps purchase each producer's favored libations?mostly whites and sparkling wines but a few reds?which are characterized by their growing proximity to the coastline and the dual-climatic influences of Gulf Stream waters and the screams of passing water-skiers.
582 Wapping Road
Portsmouth,
RI
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Located a short 25-minute drive or two-hour gallop from Providence, Anne Benson Stables turns ordinary ambulators into accomplished equestrians ready to safely operate a modern horse. Private lessons—which are ideal for riders 7 years and older who need time to develop skills before riding into any sunsets—build horse masters from the ground up, laying brick after brick of essential skills backed by positive reinforcement. Equine enthusiasts of all levels of expertise can develop their riding skills in styles such as English saddle seat, hunt seat, equitation, or driving under the personal eye of experienced riders whose first rocking horses were actual horses.
805 Middle Road
Portsmouth,
RI
US
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