Welcome from the Hospitality committee of NAHSL 2010 to Newport, Rhode Island! The hospitality committee hopes you enjoy our conference.
While visiting Newport, try to break away from the conference and get to some of our favorite eating establishments: Bouchard's Restaurant and Inn, Tucker's Bistro, White Horse Tavern (longest running tavern/establishment in the United States)
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you enjoy our seaside city!
Check Newport News, our own newspaper, to see what is happening! http://www.newportdailynews.com/ee/newportdailynews/index.php
When in Rhode Island where to stay, what to do and see, or eat and plan at: http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/
Newport is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport, Rhode Island is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. To locate all you can do while here see: http://www.gonewport.com/
Toll hikes for the Claiborne Pell Bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown will take effect June 1, 2010. Rhode Island residents without E-ZPass and all out-of-state residents will see an increase to $4. For more information refer to: http://www.ritba.org/nbtolls.html
The link for these restaurants and many others are on the website http://www.gonewport.com/. When looking at the "where to dine" link, Newport Restaurant week will appear alphabetically with annotations, menus, phone numbers and websites. Be sure to check the link about Newport Restaurant week frequently for any changes
Restaurants that are open Mondays:
There are over 25 restaurants, all within one mile of the Marriott Hotel. Most of them have items that cost at least $10 and above, unless otherwise noted.
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn
Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant
Fathoms Restaurant at the Newport Marriott (water view)
Fluke Wine, Bar and Kitchen (water view)
Gas Lampe Grille
One Bellevue Avenue (at Hotel Viking)
Poor Judgment Bar and Grille
Red Parrot restaurant
Tallulah on Thames
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar
The Pier Restaurant (water view)
The Wharf Bar and Restaurant
Twenty Two Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille
Windward Restaurant at the Hyatt (water view)
The restaurants below are not featured during Newport's restaurant weeks, but some of the hospitality committee members have been to these and recommend them.
Lucia Italian Restaurant
www.luciarestaurant.com 186B (downtown across from Brick Marketplace)
Mama Luisa Italian Restaurant
http://www.mammaluisa.com/ 673 Thames Street, 401-848-5257
Italian, family dining, features $10.00 entrees, (add a bottle of wine for $8). 343 Thames Street, 401-846-8772 and 401-849-7895 No website, but Google "Salas's Newport" and many positive reviews show up.
And Now for Something Completely Different (for you Monty Python fans out there)
What's not to like about chocolate!? Many of the committee members are chocoholics and want to share the good news about some extraordinary chocolatier's in Newport. Some of us have even done quality control on all below
http://destination-chocolate.com 15 Bowens Wharf, 401-847-1223. This high end store has hand painted, chocolates. Enjoy for your birthday, anniversary or just because treat. $2.50 per piece.
Kilwins Ice Cream
http://www.kilwins.com/stores/retail.phtml 262 Thames Street, 401-619-3998. This is a chain around the country. They serve fudge and decadent ice cream also. $25.00 per pound chocolate.
http://www.laurentvalschocolates.com/ 82 William Street, 401-846-1388.
This high end store has hand painted, chocolates. Enjoy for your birthday, anniversary or just because treat. $2.50 for 2 pieces.
Visit the ocean coastline with locations listed here: http://www.visitri.com/current_category.1499/companies_list_region.html?Advertiser_Region=5-4®ion_page=newport
The Cliff Walk
Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1975, it follows the eastern shore of Newport, RI, combining the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful walk. http://www.cliffwalk.com/
Relax with a therapeutic Sensory Sojourn connecting you with plants and nature at scenic local farms. Hands-on activities may be given. http://www.gardening4good.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.main/index.htm
Expert guides from the Newport Historical Society take you through exquisitely preserved living neighborhoods and tell you of the revolution, the struggles, and the lives of Newport's diverse people. http://www.newporthistorytours.org/
Aboard the Millenium Catamaran enjoy a 90 minute sailing tour of 10 of the most picturesque lighthouses in Rhode Island along with a complete tour of Newport Harbor. http://www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com/Lighthouses.htm
Is an interactive marine science learning center open to the public. The center has over 14 exhibits and more than 150 creatures that call the Bay home. "Save the Bay" has a mission to protect, restore, and improves the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action. http://www.savebay.org/Page.aspx?pid=325
Both presents an exciting chronology of the sport's rich history set in the original rooms of the historic Newport Casino. A diverse collection of memorabilia, art, fashion and more can be viewed. http://www.tennisfame.com
The museum exhibits original artworks from the Golden Age of American Illustration, including Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and 75 others. http://www.americanillustration.org/
The Museum's collections and exhibitions focus on the visual artists of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively art scene of the present. http://www.newportartmuseum.org/
Rhode Island's Preservation Society of Newport County makes available for public viewing their 11 historic properties and gardens. You will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes that date back 250 years. http://www.newportmansions.org/page7016.cfm
Built in the 18th century, this house is now home to exhibits of handmade silver, pewter, and furniture created by Newport artisans of the period. The house also features a traditional Colonial manor garden. http://www.newportrestoration.org/visit/whitehorne/
Is the oldest synagogue in the United States and is also considered to be one of the most architecturally distinguished and historically significant buildings of 18th-century America. For these reasons Touro Synagogue was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. http://www.tourosynagogue.org/
Most librarians are history and mystery buffs and listed here are some off the beaten path places to go and visit.
Newport Bristol Heritage Passage
Come discover "The Greatest Concentration of America's Heritage Sites."
The Old Stone Mill
The origin of this controversial tower in Newport RI has been a mystery for hundreds of years. The big question: was it built by the Vikings? Find out more from a Finding Aid at one of the oldest lending libraries in America.
Redwood Library and Athenæum
The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 250 years later.
A group shop representing over 50 antique dealers in the heart of Newport harbor. http://www.armoryantiquesnewport.com/
Here's a list of the best places to eat. http://www.bestofnewport.com/newport-rhode-island-restaurants.htm
Review Newport beauty salons, hair salons, nail salons, day spas, massage and fitness centers. Find Newport salons, spas, beauty services, health and personal care services at: http://newport.salonseeker.com/
Newport shops offer something for everyone. Stroll down Thames Street or Broadway to find unique items. Links to shops can be found here. http://www.newportattractions.com/newportrishopping.htm
Has the best community theater in Orange County since 1979. Performances are listed at their site. http://www.ntaconline.com/
Get out and enjoy the night: http://www.newportbytes.com/bars.htm
Visit 5 of the best vineyards in or near Rhode Island on this trail. For more information visit: http://www.sakonnetwine.com/trail.cfm
This historic farm makes world class wines. Tours, wine tastings, live Jazz performances, and the wine shop are open to the public. http://www.greenvale.com/