Jewels of June

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Some Updates from Around the Inn:

  • We welcome two new front desk staff, Laurie and Elena and a new housekeeper Aline. Say hi if you’re around! More information about them soon!
  • We had our side courtyard re-bricked and are working on plantings and new seating, plantings are underway on deck, front and back doors of the inn; and there.  are6 new a/c’s this year! Even more a reason to come visit!
  • Our Frequent Friend Program is running strong,
  • The new website is coming soon!
  • Rustica Kitchen opened next door and is excellent for lunch. Check out a menu!
  • Boats are in the harbor
  • Our Fitzroy Top 10 is going to become Top 12 soon. Stay tuned.



Museums are a great place to take in everything. Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes, and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. Here is more info.

Tennis is so exciting. From June 4, 2018 – June 9, 2018, U.S. Professional Singles are playing for the Schochet Cup. This year U.S. National Camden River is defending his 8-year winning record. Will you be there watching?

Want a better mother-daughter relationship? Mom and Daughter Self Esteem Workshop at June 9, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. It is described on the website as “In this “I love ME ” mom and daughter workshop, your special girl will discover her own unique gifts and be brave and confident in who she is! This fun and powerful workshop will help her develop soaring self esteem and confidence and shine in her bright light!” What great life skills! Learn all the tools that make you shine! Here is all the information.

Celebrate your father with a Hike!
June 17, 2018 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

A great activity for the kids to do with dad!  Start Father’s Day with a hike through the trails of Ballard Park. Learn tons of information on its history, unique features and habitats. More info here.

A thrilling speaker series. Rob Ouellette – From Bella Mente Racing to American Magic
Wednesday, June 13th at 7pm  Rob was exposed to boating before he could walk and grew up sailing all over New England. Here his story. Don’t miss out if you’re a sailing lover! Register here!

Want help with your summer body AND your favorite cocktail?? The Sip & Sweat Summer Workout Series is right up your alley. June 2, 2018 – August 25, 2018 -Recurring weekly on Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Intrigued?

The Newport Flower Show – Cottages Smart & Small June 22, 2018 – June 24, 2018

If the beautiful sites around Newport. Join special guests like Martha Stewart for what the website describes as “The front lawn of Rosecliff will be transformed into a Tiny House Village, complete with four tiny homes and their adjacent sustainable gardens.  A Tiny Traveling Theater on the front lawn will host rotating pop-up lectures and demonstrations throughout the weekend.” How beautiful?

Are you coming to visit Newport in June? What are you most looking forward to?

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Newport is aMAYzing

May is one of the best months to visit Newport. You get the amazing weather and avoid the large crowds. Near perfect temperatures and few rain showers mean you’ll have ideal weather for exploring the city’s famous mansions and walking the docks. Speaking of docks…

Want to know more about the Volvo Ocean Race? Many of the world’s best sailors have dedicated years, even decades of their lives trying to win it.

Just look how intense it is:

It is longest distance in race history at around 47,000 nautical miles! These athletes will be coming from Itajai, Brazil to Newport which is 5,500 nm and takes 19 days. Want tol get a first-hand taste of the race?

Everything you can do at Fort Adams Race Village from May 8 to May 20:

  • Sailing- Sail onboard on a Sail Newport J22
  • View the VO65 race boats at the dock
  • Crawl inside a race boat to see what the life of a racer is like
  • Visit all the interactive exhibits on marine life, sailing, ocean conservation, wind, water and weather experiences, and marine technology.
  • Check out the Globe
  • Look at all the Team Bases pit row
  • The interactive Volvo Pavilion
  • See what a real working Boatyard is like
  • The Grinding Challenge
  • Tons of activities at the kid zone
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Virtual Reality sailor POV
  • Get informed and inspired as possible to save our oceans and to sign the “Clean Ocean Pledge.”

Entrance to the Race Village is FREE there is something for every age. DON’T MISS IT!


Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th. Don’t be a last minute planner for your Mom! Whatsupnewp has a comprehensive list of everywhere to dine! What a treat.

Do you love Oysters? The Bowen’s Wharf Newport Oyster Festival is a can’t miss!

From May 19 – 20 The Newport Oyster Festival connects Rhode Island growers with the oyster fanatics. There are tons of restaurants and chefs that specialize in them and sponsors, non profits, and exhibitors around.  Tickets are $27 in advance for each day. See the schedule and buy  advance purchase tickets which includes four fresh, Rhode Island oysters and a beverage, live music, event program & tasting notes, contests and more.

Escaping to Newport on Memorial Day Weekend?

Enjoy a harbor cruise with 12 Meter Charters and a visit to Newport Vineyards. Your visit to Newport Vineyards will include a tour, tasting. Sip and sail into all the information.

Feel up for a bike ride? Bike Newport invites you, new, and beginner riders to learn how to ride, bike safety skills and getting comfortable on a bike. Plan a ride with friends to get out into the fresh air!

Want to learn more about mushrooms? On May 26, join expert mushroom hunters for a guided hike through Ballard Park. Experts Ryan and Emily will share secrets as well as information about the unique roles fungi play in the ecosystem. According to the Ballard Park site, there are many mushrooms that favor maple trees which are the most popular tree in in the area. Space is limited so registration is required.  E-mail to register.  $10 per person.

Take in the wonderful sites at Blithewold Gardens. According to their websites the most bloomed in their gardens in late May are Jack in the Pulpit, Ornamental Onions, Columbines, Ferns, Lupines, Japanese Snowbell, Campanula, Nepeta, Forget-Me-Nots, Violas, Summer Snowflake, Sicilian Honey Garlic, and Deutzia. Let into the true spring of spring with all the beautiful flowers around you.

Are you excited for the Volvo race? What are your favorite things do in Newport in May?

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